By the time they are in 7th grade, most students should be reasonably self-motivated, independent learners. They should have a good time-management framework in place, though they will likely still need guidance, and parents should remain actively involved as a source of accountability.
Seventh-graders will move onto more complex reading, writing, and math skills and a more in-depth study of previously-learned concepts alongside the introduction of new skills and topics.
A typical course of study for 7th-grade language arts includes literature, composition, grammar, and vocabulary building in both English and Spanish.
Instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.
In seventh grade, students will continue to explore general life, earth, and physical science topics using the scientific method.
Seventh-grade social studies topics can vary greatly but have a large focus on the history and geography of Nicaragua.