The seventh grade course blends vocabulary development, poetry writing and analysis, creation mythology, grammar, and creative writing. Another element of the curriculum is the accrual sound study habits and self-discipline. The students write several essays over the course of the year, both expository and creative in nature, in which content and syntax are critically analyzed. The study of grammar begins by reviewing parts of speech and parts of the sentence and continues to extend the study of punctuation, including commas and semicolons. In the spring, the students are involved in an intensive poetry unit, during which they read write several poems. The literature studied and texts utilized: The Red Pony & The Giver (summer reading), Never Cry Wolf, excerpts from Mythic Voices, Little Worlds, Tom Sawyer, poetry, The Education of Little Tree, Wordly Wise 5, and Writing Skills 3.