Honors Language Arts 7A and 7B together challenge seventh and eighth grade students (ages 12-14) with an advanced middle school language arts curriculum.
Live instructors help students develop writing and critical thinking skills and appreciation of language arts.
Choose the right level
This course is recommended for students entering Grade 7 or 8. We recommend students enroll in Language Arts courses at grade level.
Each 18-week term will cover 2 units, with each unit featuring a long-term project that integrates a variety of reading, writing, critical thinking, and grammar skills.
Honors LA 7A
- Foundational Rhetoric: Students study a dialogue—in this context, a philosophical conversation and commentary—written by Plato, the grandfather of Western thought. Using techniques originally developed in ancient Greece, students build a strong foundation for rhetorical mastery and write their own philosophical dialogues.
- Business and Marketing: Students apply their rhetorical knowledge to the world of business and marketing. By studying successful marketing strategies, students deepen their understanding of persuasive techniques and devise a marketing campaign for a fictional business.
Honors LA 7B
- Mysteries and Evidence: Students learn how to build a strong body of evidence and solve a mystery through advanced literary and rhetorical analysis. Students finish the unit by putting pen to paper to write their own mysteries.
- U.N. Simulation: Taking on the roles of delegates in a simulated United Nations summit, students use and enhance their debate and rhetorical skills to address a global crisis.
Students must purchase the required books before the start of the course.
Our instructors hold classes virtually, in a small-sized (10-16 students) videoconferencing classroom.
Homework and projects
Students should expect to spend about 60-90 minutes on homework every week. Homework will include practicing skills learned in class through short answer questions, long-term writing assignments connected to the unit project, and assigned reading in one of the four quarterly textbooks.
Drop and refund policies
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Each course runs for 18 weeks, meeting for one 105-minute lesson per week.