7th Grade Curriculum
Trinity Christian School is committed to providing a safe and caring environment where children can receive a quality education from a Biblical Worldview while developing thinking and articulate students. We are devoted to fusing faith and learning in such a way that each student is practically equipped to face their future and become a life-long learner.
Below you will find a summary of our curriculum for each subject, along with the curriculum provider where applicable.
- Algebra terminology
- Integers and exponents
- Rational and real numbers
- Coordinate Geometry
- Analyzing data
- Plane geometry
- Perimeter, area, and volume
- Ratios and similarity
- Equations and inequalities
- Graphing lines
- Sequence and function
- Review of Active Reading Model
- Review of literary terminology
- Elements of genre and fairy tales using the fairy tale, “Jack and the Beanstalk”
- Study the difference between facts and inferences
- Figurative Language
- Study irony and identify ways that an author uses language structure, word choice and style to convey the author’s viewpoint using the works of O. Henry
- Understand how literary elements and techniques are used to convey meaning with the traditional story structure, character development and vocabulary using short stories
- Understand how literary elements and techniques are used to convey meaning through Literature Circles using the novels The Giver and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
- Deliver planned oral presentations using online tools
- Write literary analysis essays
- Analyze the meaning of words and phrases in their context using all of the activities above
- Create interactive notebooks for all literary elements.
- Route 66 is a fast moving Bible survey with personal application.
- Students visit all 66 books from Genesis to Revelation, from creation to the cross to the consummation of time.
- Embedded Inquiry
- Life: plant and animal cells, viruses, bacteria, diseases, flow of matter and energy
- The Human Body - organization: nutrition, digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, excretory, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, and immune systems
- Genetics and Heredity - heredity: traits, reproduction and inheritance, variations, DNA, genes, mutations, mitosis and meiosis, karyotyping, genetics, applications of genetics
- Force and Motion: distance, time, speed and velocity, force, mass and acceleration
- Simple Machines: Six types of simple machines
- Waves: transverse and longitudinal waves, waves transmitting energy through matter or through empty space
- Earth’s Layers and Plate Tectonics: earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, plate boundaries, mountain building, sea floor spreading
American Republic traces American history from the discovery of the New World up to present day with a focus on values and government.
Objective: Students will engage in a brief review or the parts of speech. Then, they will practice sentence construction, mechanics, and research techniques. New concepts introduced will include the various types of clauses and phrases, plus infinitives, participles, and gerunds.
- 1st Quarter – Parts of speech review
- 2nd Quarter – Parts of Speech Review (cont.); Sentence Structure and Construction
- 3rd Quarter – Sentence Structure, Construction and Advanced Concepts
- 4th Quarter – Mechanics: Punctuation, Capitalization, Titles, Quotations, Abbreviations
Weekly Language Practice – Daily Grams
Objective: student will apply grammar concepts by correcting capitalization and punctuation mistakes.
Application: 2 per week; 60 per year
Objective: Journal - Students will practice writing skills and prepare for timed essay tests by creating interesting, proper paragraph responses to varied topics in a specific time allotment.
Application: Select weeks – timed paragraph responses
Objective: Students will spell, define, and list the part of speech for all new vocabulary words focusing on roots, suffixes, and prefixes. Students will demonstrate understand of the word and its usage by creating sentences for each word. Words are chosen from ABeka, ACSI Spelling Bee words, and standardized test prep review word lists.
Application: 20 spelling lists – 200 new words mastered per year
Objective: Students will enhance writing techniques by practicing proper paragraph and essay construction working through the four main types of writing and utilizing the writing process for each assignment. Students will also be introduced to and practice proper MLA documentation.
- Review the Writing Process – students will practice all steps learning and reviewing brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising for content, proofreading using universal proofreading marks, and sharing their work through oral reading and oral presentations
- Expository Vs. Persuasive – students will review and create two distinctly different structured paragraphs focusing on the same topic
- Review 5 Paragraph Essay creation – outline, order, transitions
- Group 5 Paragraph Descriptive Essay - focusing on use of transitions to create a cohesive essay, Fairy Tale – focusing on Figurative Language
- Review MLA Documentation
- Famous Person – Researched 5 paragraph Expository essay using MLA Documentation and in collaboration with 7th Grade Social Studies
- How to give an Oral Presentation – Oral presentation based on research gathered for the 5 paragraph essay
- Review Writing Structures in Expository Writing
- Create a Compare and Contrast paragraph •If time allows: Revision practice – revise a piece of 6th grade writing