An overview of the curriculum for 7th grade ELA can be found here: www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/ela_map_grade_7.pdf
New York State ELA Curriculum Modules for Grades 3-12
The New York State Grades 3-12 ELA curricula include six modules that focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking in response to high-quality texts. Each module is intended to last a quarter of a school year; the addition of two extra modules allows for teacher choice throughout the year. The modules will sequence and scaffold content that is aligned to the CCLS for ELA & Literacy and the PARCC Frameworks. Each module will culminate in an end-of-module performance task, aligned to the PARCC Frameworks, which can provide information to educators on whether students in their classrooms are achieving the standards. Modules may include several units and each unit may include a set of sequenced, coherent progressions of learning experiences that build knowledge and understanding of major concepts. They will also include daily lesson plans, guiding questions, recommended texts, scaffolding strategies, examples of proficient student work, and other classroom resources.
This year students will read three texts and a variety of poetry. Those texts are: A Long Walk to Water, Lyddie, and The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.
7th Grade Standards and Learning Targets for module 1:
7th Grade Standards and Learning Targets for module 2A:
7th Grade will also be writing a variety of essays this year:
Module 1 - Explanatory
Explanatory Essay Sample
Module 2A - Argumentative
Argumentative Model Essay Sample
Module 3 - T.B.A.