Year-long focus: This year in English 7 we will be searching for the answer to the question: Is literature a true reflection of life? In other words, what aspects of personality, relationships, our surroundings, and our conflicts are echoed in literature, even if we read fantasy, science-fiction, or graphic novels?
Unit 1: Characters with Character: In this unit we will explore how authors make characters believable. In the context of the Middle Ages, students will read excerpts for the novel, The Midwife's Apprentice, and meet a young nameless girl. The reader will follow her transformation from a marginalized being to one who is important. We will think about how historical context is important in creating the believability of a novel but also a character.