Students in seventh grade undergo a variety of physical, social, emotional, and intellectual changes. As they continue to explore their identities, seventh graders expand their knowledge of reading skills, literature, and oral communication. Through this development, students acquire extended vocabulary skills through reading culturally diverse literature.
The strands of reading, literature, writing and language, research and inquiry, and oral and visual communication are integrated daily across the curriculum. Beyond the classroom, these English language arts skills are required for students to flourish in a productive society. The experiences teachers provide greatly influence students' progress toward becoming lifelong learners and appreciators of language and literature.
Quote from introduction to 2009 Alabama Course of Study for Language Arts.