Language Arts 7th Grade (A)

Course Description:

Students read and analyze literature that includes poetry, novels, folklore, and myth, using what they learn to enhance their own writing. The course begins with the steps of the writing process, which includes identifying parts of speech and using them correctly and effectively. A study of writing style focuses on slang, sentence variety, and transitions. Students learn how characters, setting, and plot contribute to literary fiction as they identify and explain these components and use them creatively in their own narrative essays. Reading poetry allows students to focus on figurative and descriptive language, which they apply to writing descriptive essays. Students also learn about the themes and characteristics of myth and folklore. A study of nonfiction focuses on research and organization as students produce objective informational essays. Students learn active reading and research skills that enable them to recognize bias and the techniques of persuasion in different genres, including biographical writing. They then write persuasive essays based on their own beliefs or opinions.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Language Arts 7th Grade (A)
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Language Arts (grade 7)
Course Provider : Genesee ISD
Content Provided By : Edison Learning
Online Instructor Provided By : Edison Learning
Standards Addressed : Common Core State Standards
Academic Terms : Semester
Subject Area : English Language and Literature
Course Identifier : Language Arts (grade 7)
Course Level : Elem/Middle School (Prior to Secondary)
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 2

How To Enroll:

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Email : [email protected]
Phone : (412) 863-4403

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Additional Course Information:

Additional Cost: $0.0

Additional Cost Description:


  • Read and analyze poetry and short stories to examine characters, writing styles, and genres.
  • Read and analyze The Call of the Wild.
  • Write a narrative essay.
  • Read a variety of poems and analyze poetic elements.
  • Read and analyze a variety of fables, folktales, and myths.
  • Write a descriptive essay.

NSQ National Standards for Quality Online Courses

Rating Comments
A1. A course overview and syllabus are included in the online course Fully Met
A2. Minimum computer skills and digital literacy skills expected of the learner are clearly stated.* Fully Met
A3. The instructor’s biographical information and information on how to communicate with the instructor are provided to learners and other stakeholders. Fully Met
A4. Learner expectations and policies are clearly stated and readily accessible within the introductory material of the course. Fully Met
A5. Minimum technology requirements for the course are clearly stated, and information on how to obtain the technologies is provided.* Fully Met
A6. Grading policies and practices are clearly defined in accordance with course content learning expectations. Fully Met
A7. The online course provides a clear description or link to the technical support offered and how to obtain it.* Fully Met
A8. Learners are offered an orientation prior to the start of the online course. Fully Met
Rating Comments
B1. The online course objectives or competencies are measurable and clearly state what the learner will be able to demonstrate as a result of successfully completing the course.* Fully Met
B2. The online course expectations are consistent with course-level objectives or competencies, are representative of the structure of the course, and are clearly stated. Fully Met
B3. The online course content is aligned with accepted state and/or other accepted content standards, where applicable.* Fully Met
B4. Digital literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum.* Fully Met
B5. Supplemental learning resources and related instructional materials are available to support and enrich learning and are aligned to the specific content being delivered.* Fully Met
B6. The online course content and supporting materials reflect a culturally diverse perspective that is free of bias.* Fully Met
B7. The online course materials (e.g., textbooks, primary source documents, OER) that support course content standards are accurate and current. Fully Met
B8. The online course is free of adult content and avoids unnecessary advertisements.* Fully Met
B9. Copyright and licensing status for any third-party content is appropriately cited and easily found. Fully Met
B10. Documentation and other support materials are available to support effective online course facilitation.* Fully Met
Rating Comments
C1. The online course design includes activities that guide learners toward promoting ownership of their learning and self-monitoring. Fully Met
C2. The online course’s content and learning activities promote the achievement of the stated learning objectives or competencies. Fully Met
C3. The online course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Fully Met
C4. The online course content is appropriate to the reading level of the intended learners.* Fully Met
C5. The online course design includes introductory assignments or activities to engage learners within the first week of the course. Fully Met
C6. The online course provides learners with multiple learning paths as appropriate, based on learner needs, that engage learners in a variety of ways. Fully Met
C7. The online course provides regular opportunities for learner-learner interaction. Fully Met
C8. The online course design provides opportunities for learner-instructor interaction, including opportunities for regular feedback about learner progress.* Fully Met
C9. Online course instructional materials and resources present content in an effective, engaging, and appropriate manner.* Fully Met
Rating Comments
D1. Learner assessments are linked to stated course, unit, or lesson-level objectives or competencies. Fully Met
D2. Valid course assessments measure learner progress toward mastery of content. Fully Met
D3. Assessment practices provide routine and varied opportunities for self-monitoring and reflection of learning.* Fully Met
D4. Assessment materials provide the learner with the flexibility to demonstrate mastery in a variety of ways.* Fully Met
D5. Rubrics that clearly define expectations for varied levels of proficiency are created and shared with learners.* Fully Met
Rating Comments
E1. Online course navigation is logical, consistent, and efficient from the learner’s point of view.* Fully Met
E2. The online course design facilitates readability.* Fully Met
E3. The online course provides accessible course materials and activities to meet the needs of diverse learners.* Fully Met
E4. Course multimedia facilitate ease of use.* Fully Met
E5. Vendor accessibility statements are provided for all technologies required in the course.* Fully Met
Rating Comments
F1. Educational tools ensure learner privacy and maintain confidentiality of learner information in accordance with local, state, and national laws for learner data. Fully Met
F2. The online course tools support the learning objectives or competencies.* Fully Met
F3. The online course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate learners’ needs and preferences.* Fully Met
F4. The course allows instructors to control the release of content.* Fully Met
F5. The course provides the necessary technical functionality to score and record assessments and calculate earned course points or grades.* Fully Met
Rating Comments
G1. The online course uses multiple methods and sources of input for assessing course effectiveness. Fully Met
G2. The online course is reviewed to ensure that the course is current. Fully Met
G3. The online course is updated on a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness based on the findings from ongoing reviews. Fully Met

Review Conducted By: Edison Learning
Date of Review: 03/03/2022


  • "Rikki-tikki-tavi" by Rudyard Kipling
  • "A Boy and a Man" by James Ramsey Ullman
  • "A Day's Wait" by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • "Broken Chain" by Gary Soto
  • "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury
  • "Zoo" by Edward D. Hoch
  • "Coyote Kills a Giant" by an anonymous author
  • "The Ambitious Guest" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • "The Third Level" by Jack Finney
  • "The Old Demon" by Pearl S. Buck
  • "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • "King of the Birds" by an anonymous author
  • "The Chief Who Was No Fool" by an anonymous author
  • "Master Maid" by Aaron Shepard
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes
  • "The Stolen Child" by W. B. Yeats
  • "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out" by Shel Silverstein
  • "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe
  • "The Magnificent Bull" by an anonymous author
  • "Fog" by Carl Sandburg
  • "Loo-Wit" by Wendy Rose
  • "The Bat" by Theodore Roethke
  • "The Pasture" by Robert Frost
  • "Dove" by Court Smith
  • "Fishing" by Court Smith
  • "Owl" by Court Smith
  • "Salmon" by Court Smith
  • "Sailboat" by Court Smith
  • Various haiku by Matsuo Bashō
  • "Washed in Silver" by James Stephens
  • "Feelings about Words" by Mary O'Neill
  • "in Just" by e. e. cummings
  • "To You" by Langston Hughes
  • "My November Guest" by Robert Frost
  • "Dewdrops Dancing Down Daisies" by Paul McCann
  • "Dancing Dolphins" by Paul McCann
  • "Cipher Connected" by Paul McCann
  • "Winter Animals" by Henry David Thoreau
  • "Father William" by Lewis Carroll
  • "Limericks" by Carolyn Wells
  • "Buying Gloves in Gibraltar" by Mark Twain
  • "The Fox and the Grapes" by Aesop
  • "The Lion and the Mouse" by Aesop
  • "The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey" by Aesop
  • "A Little Fable" by Franz Kafka
  • "An Enlightening Tale" by Fernando Sorrentino
  • "The Wooden Tablet" by an anonymous author
  • "The Trickster Tricked" by an anonymous author
  • "The Coyote and the Turtle" by Elizabeth Willis DeHuff
  • "Emelyan the Fool" by an anonymous author
  • "Sister Fox and Brother Wolf" by an anonymous author
  • "Theseus" by an anonymous author
  • "The Myth of Daedalus and Icarus" by an anonymous author
  • "Phaeton and the Chariot of the Sun" by an anonymous author
  • "The Feeling of Power" by Isaac Asmiov
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This is an asynchronous course. Instructor will send course intro announcement with their expectations.