The 7th grade English and Language Arts Department uses the Common Core as the framework for class instruction. The students in 7th grade have access to a variety of reading materials and online resources. Students are expected to read and analyze texts such as novels, short stories, dramas, and poems. Students have access to NewsELA, an online resource, that allows them to read nonfiction articles that provide real life applications. 7th grade teachers also use the website “Whooose Reading” to monitor reading development and lexile levels.