The goal of English 7 is to meet standards of participation in a literate community by talking about books, ideas, and writing. Students accomplish this through reading and writing workshops; in addition, they practice grammar and vocabulary skills. Discussions and writing assignments are designed to help students make connections between their own experiences and the readings. Titles will include: Nothing but the Truth, Day of Tears, The Outsiders, Diary of Anne Frank, and Mississippi Trial, 1955. Students use the writing process and write “Response to Literature” essays, a personal essay, a persuasive essay, poetry, and other creative pieces.