7th grade Humanities welcomes you, Thursday, July 31, 2014
This page is designed to provide students and parents with helpful information and tools.
We would like to welcome you and your child to the seventh grade. The humanities department recognizes that students are unique individuals whose diverse social, intellectual, and academic needs should be met in the classroom on a daily basis. To affect greater differentiation in addressing and meeting those diverse needs, we will work hard on those challenges throughout the school year.
As you know, each student possesses multiple intelligences and learning styles. Diagnostic pre-assessment allows teachers to direct students to lessons and activities that best meet their intellectual needs. Students who are approaching mastery, or are at the beginning level, will have teacher directed practice, flexible grouping, and will be afforded every opportunity to improve their skills, allowing them to meet or exceed the given standard.
Both formal and informal assessment will be used throughout the year in language arts and social studies to ensure that all students are given the tools they need to be successful. Seventh and eighth grade humanities will place a continued focus on writing skills. Each quarter, ten consecutive days will be designated writing instruction days during language arts. These many opportunities will enable us to recognize each student's uniqueness and wide range of talents.
We are looking forward to an exciting and challenging school year. Always feel free to contact us (email is best) with any questions or concerns.