COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Lauren Markey, Grace HusseyThe curriculum for the Self-Contained English 7 Program exposes students to the general education curriculum. This Self-Contained curriculum addresses the New York State learning standards for English Language Arts. The following units are included in the curriculum: Grammar (usage, mechanics), Composition, Vocabulary, Spelling and Literature (drama, poetry, novels, and short stories). The reading selections presented include high interest, low reading level choices. Students are exposed to literary circles. Students are required to complete a portfolio to increase student partcipation and creativity and to reinforce concepts learned in class. A portfolio outline is presented that includes literary requirements, a rubric/checklist and a timeline.