Mrs. Dina Brobst started teaching at Immanuel in 2012. She teaches 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Math and Sciences, as well as computers for all students. She previously taught at Forreston Jr. and Sr. High School.

Seventh Grade Curriculum Highlights:


  • Study of the book of Mark
  • Study of the life of Martin Luther


  • Reading and analyzing the following types of Literature: nonfiction, short stories, Greek mythology, fables, poetry, novel, drama, and fiction
  • Learning key concepts to help analyze a piece of literature. Understanding literary terms such as plot, setting, theme, description, irony, metaphor, simile, flashback, suspense, rising action


  • Types of writing
  • Personal narratives
  • Short stories
  • Explanatory
  • Biographical sketches
  • Descriptive
  • Persuasive
  • Research report

Writing resources

  • Study strategies
  • Using parts of a textbook
  • Using a dictionary
  • Using the library
  • Skimming and scanning
  • Note taking
  • Outlining

Language Study

  • Sentences
  • Nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs
  • Prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections
  • Complex sentences
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization


  • Silent/sounded consonants
  • Greek word parts
  • Number prefixes
  • Words from names
  • Homophones
  • Absorbed prefixes
  • Latin roots
  • Suffixes –ary, -ery, and -ory
  • Words from Spanish
  • Vowel changes


  • Review addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers and decimals
  • Introduce number theory, expressions, equations, and inequalities
  • Review addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions
  • Master customary and metric measurement
  • Review ratio, proportion, and percent
  • Review basic ideas in geometry
  • Master use of protractor and compass
  • Review perimeter, area, and volume
  • Learn to interpret data, statistics, and probability
  • Learn to construct circle, bar, and broken line graphs
  • Review addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of integers
  • Review calculator usage in connection with multiple step problems
  • Practice estimation in real world situations


  • Native Americans
  • Early explorers
  • Colonial America and craft fair
  • American Revolution
  • The Federalist era and early US heroes
  • Africa with Kwanzaa unit
  • Jackson and the US people
  • Westward movement
  • Growth of the United States
  • Civil War

Life Science

  • Introduce the scientific method
  • The earth’s water systems
  • Learn how to make accurate scientific observations
  • Study cells and cell reproduction
  • Rocks and minerals
  • Introduce the classification system
  • Study viruses, monerans, protists, and fungi
  • Master the usage of a microscope, slides, and learn to practice safe laboratory procedures
  • Study plants and plant reproduction
  • Study animals, including simple and complex invertebrates as well as cold-blooded and warm-blooded vertebrates
  • Study the human body and all of its systems