Grade 7

  • Reading

    Sunrise 2nd Edition

    Teach students not just to read well, but to think well! This half-year course includes five LightUnit workbooks, a reader, and a Teacher’s Guide. The Answer Keys are not required if you have the Teacher’s Guide.

    The course covers literary elements such as setting, theme, and tone; literary techniques such as metaphors, symbols, allusions, irony, and foreshadowing; literary genres; and critical thinking skills.

    As a five-LightUnit course, Reading 7 takes only one semester to complete. Having class every other day is one way to spread the course over the entire school year.

  • Bible

    Sunrise Edition

    Sunrise Bible 700 is a study of the Gospels. The first LightUnit begins witha brief overview of each Gospel’s unique characteristics. Lessons in the rest of the course follow the chronological order of the Gospel of Luke but include events and teachings from the other Gospels. Each lesson directs the student to read a given portion of Scripture. This Scripture passage is then explained in the LightUnit and followed by activities that help the student interact with what they have learned. The course also teaches students how to use Strong’s Concordance. Bible memory work is included.

    The concordance work in this course uses Strong's Exhaustive Bible Concordance. Most versions, including electronic copies, should work well. However, if you use The Strongest Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, you will find some answers different from those given in our answer key.

  • Language Arts

    Sunrise Edition

    Language Arts 700 integrates grammar, spelling, and penmanship into one easy-to-use package. Grammar and punctuation skills are introduced incrementally at the beginning of each daily lesson, followed by exercises reviewing the latest material as well as more familiar, almost-mastered skills. Each day’s lesson concludes with penmanship and spelling practice.

    In LightUnit 707, students read But Not Forsaken, a book about refugees after WWII, and do a literary analysis of the story. This full-year course also covers active and passive voice, verbals, clauses, compound and complex sentence structure, writing an exposition, consistent verb tenses, and dangling/misplaced modifiers.

    The optional Teacher's Guide provides teacher's notes, spelling word lists, useful appendices, and alternate LightUnit tests.

  • Math

    Sunrise Edition

    Math LightUnit 701 tests and reviews concepts that should have been mastered in sixth grade to verify readiness for the Math 700 level.

    The remaining LightUnits introduce new skills and concepts in incremental, continuously reviewed steps. We teach the metric system simultaneously with the U.S. system of measurement.

    Math 700 themes, one distinct theme per LightUnit, are based on Christian occupations and a Biblical worldview of business, family, and personal finances. This practical emphasis on realistic problem-solving is balanced with continued advancement in geometry and pre-algebra.

    We assume student proficiency in the basic facts and the four mathematical operations, but still provide daily practice to keep skills fresh, along with mastery drills on geometry formulas, definitions, and other math facts.

    The Teacher's Guides give teaching tips, extra practice, solutions, LightUnit answers, and alternate LightUnit tests. Answer keys are optional if the Teacher's Guides are purchased.

  • Science

    Each LightUnit in this course takes about seventeen days to cover, providing work for a 170-day school year. The specific themes covered in Science 700, one per LightUnit, are as follows:

    701 God-Designed Plant Systems
    702 God-Designed Body Systems
    703 The Behavior of Living Things
    704 Molecular Genetics
    705 Chemical Structure and Change
    706 Light and Sound
    707 Motion and Its Measurement
    708 Planet Earth
    709 The Sun and Other Stars
    710 Review

    Each LightUnit contains one self check per section and one final test.

    Affordable science supplies correlating with this science course are available from Home Science Tools.  Click here to view and order these supplies.

  • Social Studies

    Sunrise Edition

    Across the Ages takes students through human history from Creation to the early 21st century A.D. This full-color text describes the course of Western civilization while highlighting the hand of God at work in world events. Sidebars, tidbits, and insight boxes provide additional context, and the Going Global feature expands the scope beyond Western civilization to cultures and empires around the world.

    Preliminary Edition. The LightUnit study provides self-directed exercises. These ten LightUnits contain the student work for Christian Light’s Grade 7 history course Across the Ages. Each LightUnit contains 12 lessons, 2 quizzes, 1 self check, and a final test. Answer keys are required.

    Preliminary Edition. The worksheet format for classroom settings is an alternative to LightUnits. Worksheets are one page (usually front and back) of exercises, including graphs, diagrams, charts, and various types of exercises. General exercises cover factual information from the text, interpretation exercises require the student to infer something from the text, and the optional enrichment exercises are based on the insight boxes in the textbook. The course includes 120 worksheets (60 in each set), 30 chapter tests, 10 unit reviews, and 10 unit tests. Each chapter is followed by a test, and each unit is followed by a review and a test. Quizzes and tests are sold in a separate pack. Separate answer keys are required.

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