• 7th Grade Language Arts Syllabus

    7th Grade Language Arts Syllabus 

    Mrs. Grimm 2019-2020


    Contact Email: dgrimm@cpsnj.org

    Language Arts Areas of Study: 

    Reading: literature and informational text 

    Writing: argumentative, informative/explanatory, and narrative 

    Speaking & Listening: collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, teacher-led) and presentations 

    Language: demonstrate standard English grammar in writing and speaking 


    The following items must be brought to class daily:  

    Pencil and eraser  



    Binder with tabs and loose leaf paper  

    Interactive Notebook


    Your grade will be determined based on the following categories: 

    40% Reading/Writing 

    25% Vocabulary

    25% Grammar

    10% Homework


    Students will be notified of all tests/quizzes before they take place. In order to be successful, students should take notes, study consistently throughout the unit, and ask their teacher and peers questions, as necessary. 


    The purpose of homework is to provide students with practice of concepts learned in class. This practice is crucial for student learning, and when given, is expected to be completed before class the next day, unless another date is specified. Late work will only be accepted prior to the end of the unit. In order to continuously show growth, I suggest each student should read every night for 20 minutes with a book of their choice. 


    Tuesday Tutorial will be offered Tuesday mornings at 8:00 AM.  Please sign up on the CPS website prior to attending, so appropriate preparations can be made

    Attendance and Tardies:

    Attendance is vital for student success. Excessive absences may result in a low grade. It is the student’s responsibility to find out what he/she missed when absent by checking the agenda board and/or talking to the teacher. Tardiness results in students missing important information and instruction at the beginning of class. It is also a distraction to the class when a student enters the classroom late. 


    Student Expectations:

    1. Be respectful with your words and actions. 
    2. Come to class prepared and ready to learn. 
    3. Follow directions the first time they are given.
Last Modified on September 3, 2019