Lightning Lit & Comp Seventh Grade Student's Guide
The Student Book includes instructional text, shorter works (i.e. poetry, excerpts), author background, discussion questions (comprehension, thought, literary), and writing exercises.
There are required literature resources to use with each course. While you may be able to locate some or all of the books at a library, we also offer the Grade 7 Pack that include the necessary books plus the student and teacher books.
Grade 7 literature selections include: All Creatures Great & Small, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Alice's Adventure in Wonderland, Helen Keller: The Story of My Life, and Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages.
The Guide consists of lessons on plot line, increasing your creativity, autobiography, the character sketch, dialogue, basic terms and rhyme in poetry, sound in poetry, nonce words, brainstorming, outlining, choosing a topic, writing a good opening, and instruction on four poetic forms (limerick, haiku, cinquain, and list poem). Each lesson contains a brief biographical introduction, vocabulary, comprehension questions, the literary lesson and mini-lesson, and writing exercises. The workpages give students the chance to practice the skills and concepts learned in the lessons.