Rod and Staff English - Grade 7

English Grade 7:

Building Securely

Pupil's Textbook

Building Securely has 125 lessons divided into 11 chapters. The first two chapters deal with sentence parts and sentence construction. Object complements and subjective complements are introduced.

Chapters 3-9 focus on the parts of speech. Verbals, progressive and emphatic forms of verbs, intransitive verbs, restrictive clauses, conjunctive adverbs, and so forth, are introduced. Ample sentence diagraming practice is included. Chapter 10 teaches concepts about capitalization and punctuation. Italics, single quotation marks, and ellipsis points are introduced. Chapter 11 deals with using numerous kinds of reference books, studying words, and studying word families.

Some of the new composition skills taught are guidelines for proofreading, character sketches, and note taking. Paragraph construction, outlining, letter writing, story writing, and poetry are taught at deeper levels.

Teacher's Manual

General teaching suggestions are included at the beginning of this hardcover manual. Copies of the pupil's pages are included in reduced size. The answers for the pupil's lessons are in shaded areas beside the exericises. Further teacher's helps are given on the shaded areas below the pupil's copies.

The Purpose is given for each lesson. A star indicates when a concept is introduced for the first time in the English series. Some lessons have an additional part titled Teacher, including further information for the teacher's awareness.

One goal of this series is to provide adequate review. Optional suggestions for repeated drill are given. Oral Review lists questions for review as well as preparation for the new lesson. A Written Quiz with Quiz Answers is sometimes included, which drills important concepts taught recently.

The Lesson Introduction suggests ways to introduce the lesson. The Lesson Outline lists specific points to be taught. Extra Practice lists the worksheet when one is prepared for that lesson.

At the end of the book, copies of the worksheets and tests have filled-in answers.


These 60 worksheets are additional practice. They may be used in workbook form or as tear-out sheets for remedial drill or extra practice. They may be copied as needed in teaching this English course. Worksheets are not provided for every lesson. They offer written exercises, but they do not include lesson explanations. They do not cover concepts that are not taught in the textbook.


This booklet includes 11 chapter tests and a final test on tear-out sheets.

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