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English Language Arts

Grade 7
English Language Arts

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What your child is learning

In Grade 7, your child will extend their understanding by finding different sources of information that help them develop their ideas. They will explore different ways that people express ideas, such as through magazine ads and brochures, and they’ll discover how ideas are directed at specific audiences to capture interest. Your child will analyze how story lines progress, considering settings and characters, and they’ll take notes using headings, subheadings or symbols. For more about Grade 7 English Language Arts, refer to the program of studies.

How your child is assessed

Your child’s learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask your child’s teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you and your child’s teacher about your child’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well your child is doing throughout the course. Your child’s teacher can then change or refine their teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs of your child. At the end of the course, your child is assessed and their achievement is reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for their grade.

Resources to help your child

A variety of digital and print resources from many different sources help students learn. Alberta Education reviews and authorizes many student and teacher resources that support learning and teaching in the classroom. Additionally, teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous other innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your child. Visit LearnAlberta.ca to learn more about the resources your child may encounter.

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