Students grow as readers, writers, and thinkers in this middle
school course. With engaging literary and informational texts,
students learn to think critically, analyze an author’s language,
and cite evidence to support ideas. Students complete an in-depth
study of Jack London’s classic novel White Fang and read excerpts
from other stories, poetry, and nonfiction. Explicit modeling
and ample opportunities for practice help students sharpen
their vocabulary, grammar, and listening skills. Students also

respond routinely to texts they have read. In extensive, process-
based writing lessons, students write topical essays in narrative,

informative, analytical, and argumentative formats. In this full-
year course, students develop a mastery of reading, writing, and

language arts skills.

English Language Arts 7