In reading and language arts classes, students are exposed to a variety of genres in both reading and writing. In seventh grade, students will build on knowledge and skills gained in sixth grade by reading several pieces of fiction and nonfiction texts at a higher text complexity level. The reading genres include narrative, dramatic, poetic, historical, scientific, informative, and technical texts. Students will also deepen their knowledge of writing strategies specific to writing personal narratives, informative text, responses to literature, and opinion pieces. The classroom format includes read-alouds, mini lessons, reading strategies, vocabulary in context and across the curriculum, small group work, peer editing, informal and formal assessments, independent practice, performance tasks, and conferencing. To learn more about the curriculum go to GSE English Language Arts.