## Grade 7

Grade 7 Curriculum Scope and Sequence

Implementation of the CREC curriculum units outlined below may vary between schools.  Please contact your child’s teacher for specific implementation information.

 Reading Writing Math 7 Math 7B - Bridge to Algebra Science Social Studies SEP Unit 1 - A Reading Community & A Deep Study of Character The goal of this unit is to take the energy that students have for reading, and to channel it towards more purposeful, but not less enjoyable, work. Students will read like writers, alert to the moves their authors are making, interested in the plot of their stories but also in how the stories are put together. Unit 1 - Writing Realistic Fiction This units launches the belief that students will accomplish a lot of writing over the course of this year starting with the opportunity to write fiction.  The emphasis of the unit is on narrative structure and craft in fiction writing. Unit 1 - Rational Number Arithmetic Students will add, subtract, divide and multiply positive and negative numbers, including fractions Unit 1 - Operating with Rational Numbers Students will add, subtract, multiply and divide positive and negative numbers, including fractions. Unit 1 - Changes in Matter Students explore the properties of matter/substances and explore their physical and chemical properties. Unit 1 - North America: Modern Immigration: US, Mexico, and Middle America Students will learn the history of Middle American countries primarily Mexico, Cuba, and Puerto Rico and explore the issues that surround the debate around illegal and legal immigration. OCT Unit 2 - Proportional Relationships Students will  recognize and represent proportions including  identifying unit rates in tables, graphs, equations. NOV Unit 2 - Nonfiction Book Clubs Students will continue to build their identities as nonfiction readers. The work will focus on the tools and techniques that nonfiction writers use and students will certainly become more alert to how nonfiction text structures--such as cause and effect, problem and solution, and compare/contrast--help readers organize information and create meaning. Unit 2 -  The Art of Argument Adolescents often experience a tension between wanting to make a difference and feeling powerless.  Students will learn that by engaging in informed debate they can learn to think more logically, to call upon evidence to support their ideas, to respond to counterarguments, and to write more effective arguments. Unit 2 - Congruence and Similarity Students will  work with rotations,  reflections and translations in the coordinate plane in order to understand congruent and similar figures. Unit 3 - Proportional Relationships and Percentages Students will continue to work with proportions with a focus on solving problems with percents (e.g. tax, tip) Unit 2 - Eastern Europe: Past and Present: Soviet-Russian Transition Students will explore Eastern Europe with a focus on the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. DEC Unit 2 - Organisms and Ecosystems Exploring ecosystems, students figure out how different elements of the environment are dependent on one another, and how matter and energy flow through the system. JAN Unit 4 - Algebraic Reasoning Students will add, subtract, factor and expand expressions and solve problems using expressions and equations. Unit 3 - Geometric Measurement  and Dimension Students will use the pythagorean theorem  and the formulas for area, surface area, and volume, to solve problems  involving geometric figures. FEB Unit 3  - Social Issues or Dystopian Book Clubs Reading fantasy and dystopian series gets kids into highly engaging, complicated novels. In this unit readers will be pushed toward deep comprehension from the get-go through the study of dystopian and fantasy texts in clubs. Additionally, there will be a new strand of focus on literary terms, analysis and critique. Unit 3 - Writing about Reading In this unit students learn to transfer all they know about writing to the writing they do about literature.  In addition to collecting entries that are a response to text, students will learn the qualities of good informational writing.  Students will write a companion text for a self-selected fiction novel that explains character development, symbolism, and theme among other figurative elements of their text. Unit 4 - Proportional Reasoning Students will  recognize and represent proportions including  identifying unit rates in tables, graphs, equations and solving problems involving percents (e.g. tax, tip). Unit 3 - The Middle East and North Africa: Foreign Involvement in the Region Students will explore the Middle East through its geography, history and culture while incorporating current events throughout. MAR Unit 5 - Two & Three Dimensional Geometry Students will focus on work with circles (circumference and area) as well as problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume. Unit 5 - Algebraic Reasoning Students will work with expressions and equations including a focus on unit rate (slope) and its representation in tables, graphs and equations. Unit 3 - Changing Earth Through examining Earth’s geology, students explore how and why energy and matter are moved around Earth through different processes, and how that impacts the availability of different resources. APR Unit 4 - SBA Test Prep This short unit provides an opportunity to revisit reading goals and comprehension strategies for complex texts.  In addition, the aim is to create a bridge between the authentic reading work up to this point and the specific language and structure of the test. Unit 4 - SBA Test Prep This short unit is focused on the specific, unique writing tasks on the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Students will review strategies for writing effective short responses, as well as tips for revising and editing. Unit 6 - Probability and Sampling Students will work with statistics in order to understand generalizations that can be made from random sampling and comparing sets of data using random sampling.  Students will also develop, use and evaluate the probability of chance events. Unit 4 - East Asia: Post-Cold War: Japan, North and South Korea Students will compare the  results of communism vs. democracy with a focus on North Korea, South Korea and Japan and why the Korean situation became a global crisis. MAY Unit 5 - Historical Fiction/Non-Fiction Book Clubs or Poetry Students will be immersed in the world of historical fiction in book clubs in this unit. They will explore times and places they have never inhabited, and the experience will allow students to grow as readers, writers, and thinkers.  Or  Students will explore the world of poetry by becoming more familiar with authors, subjects, and traditions. Students will understand how the knowledge of structure and form deepen their understanding and analysis of poetry and help them to have more meaningful discussions about the poetry they read. Unit 5 - Historical Fiction Writing Students will begin the unit studying a mentor text in the form of a documentary. Students will then move on to studying a historical event or era about which to research, write, and produce a documentary. Unit 6 - Inferences about Populations Students will work with statistics in order to understand generalizations that can be made from random sampling and comparing sets of data using random sampling. JUN

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