Grade 7 Version: CPS05-06


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Language Arts

Strand: Reading and Literature


 
ELA7R1 Comprehension/Literary text
The student demonstrates comprehension and shows evidence of a warranted and responsible explanation of a variety of literary and informational texts. For literary texts, the student identifies the characteristics of various genres and produces evidence of reading that:
Element: ELA7R1.a
Distinguishes between the concepts of theme in literary work and the author's purpose in an expository text.
31 Resources
Element: ELA7R1.b
Interprets a character's traits, emotions, or motivations and gives supporting evidence from a text.
47 Resources
Element: ELA7R1.c
Relates a literary work to information about its setting or historical moment.
327 Resources
Element: ELA7R1.d
Analyzes recurring and similar themes across a variety of selections, distinguishing theme from topic.
30 Resources
Element: ELA7R1.e
Identifies events that advance the plot and determines how each event explains past or present action(s) or foreshadows future action(s)
22 Resources
Element: ELA7R1.f
Analyzes characterization (dynamic and static) in prose and plays as delineated through a character's thoughts, words, speech patterns, and actions; the narrator's description; and the thoughts, words, and actions of other characters.
47 Resources
Element: ELA7R1.g
Explains and analyzes the effects of sound, form, figurative language, and graphics in order to uncover meaning in literature: i. Sound (e.g., alliteration, onomatopoeia, internal rhyme, rhyme scheme) ii. Figurative language (e.g., simile, metaphor, personification, and hyperbole) iii. Graphics (e.g., capital letters, line length, word position).
3 Resources
Element: ELA7R1.h
Identifies and analyzes how an author's use of words creates tone and mood, giving supporting evidence from text.
10 Resources
Element: ELA7R1.i
Identifies and analyzes similarities and differences in traditional literature from different cultures.
255 Resources
 

 
Comprehension/Informative Text
The student demonstrates comprehension and shows evidence of a warranted and responsible explanation of a variety of literary and informational texts. The text are of the quality and complexity illustrated by the Grade Seven reading list. For informational texts, the student reads and comprehends in order to develop understanding and expertise and produces evidence of reading that:
Element: ELA7R1.a
Analyzes common textual features to obtain information (e.g., paragraphs, topic sentences, concluding sentences, introduction, conclusion, footnotes, index, bibliography).
31 Resources
Element: ELA7R1.b
Identifies and uses knowledge of common graphic features to draw conclusions and make judgements (e.g., graphic organizers, diagrams, captions, illustrations).
47 Resources
Element: ELA7R1.c
Applies knowledge of common organizational structures and patterns (e.g., logical order, cause and effect relationships, comparison and contrast, transitions).
327 Resources
Element: ELA7R1.d
Recognizes and traces the development of the author's argument for and against an issue.
30 Resources
Element: ELA7R1.e
Identifies evidence used to support an argument.
22 Resources
Element: ELA7R1.f
Understands and explains the use of a simple device by following technical directions.
47 Resources
 

 
ELA7R2 Vocabulary
The student understands and acquires new vocabulary and uses it correctly in reading and writing; the student
Element: ELA7R2.a
Determines the meaning of unfamiliar words using context clues (e.g. contrast, cause and effect, etc.)
Element: ELA7R2.b
Uses knowledge of Greek, Latin, and Anglo-Saxon roots and affixes to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words
Element: ELA7R2.c
Identifies and explains idioms and analogies in prose and poetry.
Element: ELA7R2.d
Determines word meanings through the use of definition, example, restatement, or contrast.
1 Resources
 

 
ELA7R3 Fluency
The student reads aloud, accurately (in the range of 95%), familiar material in a variety of genres of the quality and complexity illustrated in the sample reading list, in a way that makes meaning clear to listeners by
Element: ELA7R3.a
Using letter-sound knowledge to decode written English and using a range of cueing systems (e.g. phonics and context clues) to determine pronunciation and meaning.
Element: ELA7R3.b
Using self-correction when subsequent reading indicates an earlier miscue (self-monitoring and self-correcting strategies).
Element: ELA7R3.c
Reading with a rhythm, flow, and meter that sounds like everyday speech (prosody).
 

Strand: Reading Across the Curriculum


 
ELA7RC1 1,000,000 Words
The student reads a minimum of 25 grade-level appropriate books or book equivalents (approximately 1,000,000 words) per year from a variety of subject disciplines. The student reads both informational and fictional texts in a variety of genres and modes of discourse, including technical texts related to various subject areas.
 

 
ELA7RC2 Discussion
The student participates in discussions related to the curricular learning in all subject areas; the student
Element: ELA7RC2.a
Identifies messages and themes from books in all subject areas.
30 Resources
Element: ELA7RC2.b
Responds to a variety of texts in multiple modes of discourse.
1 Resources
Element: ELA7RC2.c
Relates messages and themes from one subject to those in another area.
Element: ELA7RC2.d
Evaluates the merits of texts in every subject discipline.
5 Resources
Element: ELA7RC2.e
Examines the authors' purpose in writing.
540 Resources
Element: ELA7RC2.f
Recognizes and uses the features of disciplinary texts (e.g. charts, graphs, photos, maps, highlighted vocabulary).
1 Resources
 

 
ELA7RC3 Vocabulary in Content Areas
The student acquires new vocabulary in each content area and uses it correctly; the student
Element: ELA7RC3.a
Demonstrates an understanding of contextual vocabulary in various subjects.
Element: ELA7RC3.b
Uses content vocabulary in writing and speaking.
Element: ELA7RC3.c
Explores understanding of new words found in subject area texts.
 

 
ELA7RC4 Context
The student establishes a context for information acquired by reading across the subject areas; the student
Element: ELA7RC4 .a
Explores life experiences related to subject area content.
Element: ELA7RC4 .b
Discuss in both writing and speaking how certain words and concepts relate to multiple subjects.
Element: ELA7RC4.c
Determines strategies for finding content and contextual meaning for unfamiliar words or concepts.
2 Resources
 

Strand: Writing


 
ELA7W1 Writing Organization
The student produces writing that establishes an appropriate organizational structure, sets a context and engages the reader, maintains a coherent focus throughout, and provides a satisfying closure; the student
Element: ELA7W1.a
Selects a focus, organizational structure, and a point of view based on purpose, genre expectations, audience, length and format requirements.
16 Resources
Element: ELA7W1.b
Writes texts of a length appropriate to address the topic or tell the story.
16 Resources
Element: ELA7W1.c
Uses traditional structures for conveying information (e.g., chronological order, cause and effect, similarity and difference, and posing and answering a question).
1 Resources
Element: ELA7W1.d
Uses appropriate structures to ensure coherence (e.g., transition elements).
1 Resources
Element: ELA7W1.e
Supports statements and claims with anecdotes, descriptions, facts and statistics, and specific examples.
1 Resources
 

 
ELA7W2 Writing Genres: Narrative
The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres: Narrative (fictional, personal, experimental)
Element: ELA7W2.a
Narrative Writing: Engages readers by establishing and developing a plot, setting, and point of view that are appropriate to the story (e.g., varied beginnings, standard plot line, cohesive devices, and a sharpened focus).
3 Resources
Element: ELA7W2.b
Narrative Writing: Creates an organizing structure appropriate to purpose, audience, and context.
Element: ELA7W2.c
Narrative Writing: Develops characters using standard methods of characterization.
24 Resources
Element: ELA7W2.d
Narrative Writing: Includes sensory details and concrete language to develop plot, setting, and character (e.g., vivid verbs, descriptive adjectives, and varied sentence structures).
2 Resources
Element: ELA7W2.e
Narrative Writing: Excludes extraneous details and inconsistencies.
Element: ELA7W2.f
Narrative Writing: Uses a range of strategies (e.g., suspense, figurative language, dialogue, expanded vocabulary, flashback, movement, gestures, and expressions, tone, and mood).
2 Resources
Element: ELA7W2.g
Narrative Writing: Provides a sense of closure to writing.
 

 
Writing Genres: Expository
The student demonstrates a competence in a variety of genres: Expository (multi-paragraph expository composition such as description, explanation, comparison and contrast, or problem and solution)
Element: ELA7W2.a
Expository Writing: Engages the reader by establishing a context, creating a speaker's voice, and otherwise developing reader interest.
Element: ELA7W2.b
Expository Writing: Develops a controlling idea that conveys a perspective on the subject.
Element: ELA7W2.c
Expository Writing: Creates an organizing structure appropriate to purpose, audience, and context.
24 Resources
Element: ELA7W2.d
Expository Writing: Develops the topic with supporting details.
2 Resources
Element: ELA7W2.e
Expository Writing: Excludes extraneous and inappropriate information.
Element: ELA7W2.f
Expository Writing: Follows an organizational pattern appropriate to the type of composition.
2 Resources
Element: ELA7W2.g
Expository Writing: Concludes with a detailed summary linked to the purpose of the composition.
 

 
Technical Writing
The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres: Technical(business correspondence, memoranda, emails, letter of inquiry, letters of complaint; instructions and procedures,lab reports; slide presentations)
Element: ELA7W2.a
Technical Writing: Creates or follows an organizing structure appropriate to purpose, audience, and context.
3 Resources
Element: ELA7W2.b
Technical Writing: Excludes extraneous and inappropriate information.
Element: ELA7W2.c
Technical Writing: Follows an organizational pattern appropriate to the type of composition.
24 Resources
Element: ELA7W2.d
Technical Writing: Applies rules of standard English.
2 Resources
 

 
Writing Genres: Response to Literature
The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres: Response to Literature
Element: ELA7W2.a
Response to Literature: Engages the reader by establishing a context, creating a speaker's voice, or otherwise developing reader interest.
Element: ELA7W2.b
Response to Literature: Demonstrates an understanding of the literary work.
Element: ELA7W2.c
Response to Literature: Organizes an interpretation around several clear ideas, premises, or images from the original work.
24 Resources
Element: ELA7W2.d
Response to Literature: Supports a judgment through references to the text and personal knowledge.
2 Resources
Element: ELA7W2.e
Response to Literature: Justifies interpretations through sustained use of examples and textual evidence from the literary work.
Element: ELA7W2.f
Response to Literature: Provides a sense of closure to the writing.
2 Resources
 

 
Persuasive Writing
The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres: Persuasive
Element: ELA7W2.a
Persuasive Writing: Engages the reader by establishing a context, creating a speaker's voice, and otherwise developing reader interest.
3 Resources
Element: ELA7W2.b
Persuasive Writing: States a clear position or perspective in support of a proposition or proposal.
Element: ELA7W2.c
Persuasive Writing: Describes the points in support of the proposition, employing well-articulated, relevant evidence.
24 Resources
Element: ELA7W2.d
Persuasive Writing: Excludes information and arguments that are irrelevant.
2 Resources
Element: ELA7W2.e
Persuasive Writing: Creates an organizing structure appropriate to a specific purpose, audience, and context.
Element: ELA7W2.f
Persuasive Writing: Anticipates and addresses readers' concerns and counter-arguments.
2 Resources
Element: ELA7W2.g
Persuasive Writing: Provides a sense of closure to the writing.
 

 
ELA7W3 Writing Genres: Research/Tech
The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres. The student uses research and technology to support writing; the student
Element: ELA7W3.a
Research/Tech: Identifies topics; asks and evaluates questions; and develops ideas leading to inquiry, investigation, and research.
4 Resources
Element: ELA7W3.b
Research/Tech: Gives credit for both quoted and paraphrased information in a bibliography by using a consistent and sanctioned format and methodology for citations.
2 Resources
Element: ELA7W3.c
Research/Tech: Includes research information in different types of produces (compositions, multimedia presentations, graphic organizers, projects, etc.)
Element: ELA7W3.d
Research/Tech: Documents sources.
5 Resources
Element: ELA7W3.e
Research/Tech: Uses electronic media to locate relevant information.
57 Resources
 

 
T.ELA7W.3.21
The student selects and uses a variety of technology tools to locate, analyze, synthesize, evaluate and/or apply information to accomplish a content specific task.
 

 
ELA7W4 Writing Process
The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres. The student consistently uses the writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing; the student
Element: ELA7W4.a
Plans and drafts independently and resourcefully.
Element: ELA7W4.b
Uses strategies of notetaking, outlining, and summarizing to impose structure on composition drafts.
Element: ELA7W4.c
Revises manuscripts to improve the organization and consistency of ideas within and between paragraphs.
Element: ELA7W4.d
Edits writing to improve word choice after checking the precision of the vocabulary.
 

 
T.ELA7W.4.7
The student uses brainstorming/webbing software in planning, organizing, and prewriting.
 

 
T.ELA7W.4.8
The student uses a word processing application to create and edit a document that contains text (words, phrases, and sentences) and images. (Examples might include journals, reports, cards, calendars, flyers, etc)
 

Strand: Conventions


 
ELA7C1 Standard English Usage
The student demonstrates understanding and control of the rules of the English language, realizing that usage involves the appropriate application of conventions and grammar in both written and spoken formats. The student
Element: ELA7C1.a
Identifies and writes simple, compound, and complex, and compound-complex sentences correctly, punctuating properly, avoiding fragments and run-ons (adding or deleting modifiers, combining or revising sentences).
Element: ELA7C1.b
Identifies and writes (correctly punctuated) adjective and adverb clauses.
1 Resources
Element: ELA7C1.c
Uses standard subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.
2 Resources
Element: ELA7C1.d
Conjugates regular and irregular verbs.
2 Resources
Element: ELA7C1.e
Identifies and uses verb tenses consistently (simple and perfect).
2 Resources
Element: ELA7C1.f
Demonstrates correct usage of comparative and superlative forms of adjectives and adverbs.
Element: ELA7C1.g
Demonstrates appropriate comma and semi-colon usage (compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences, and split dialogue).
3 Resources
Element: ELA7C1.h
Distinguishes differences in meaning and spelling of commonly confused homonyms.
Element: ELA7C1.i
Produces final drafts/presentations that demonstrate accurate spelling and the correct use of punctuation and capitalization.
6 Resources
 

Strand: Listening, Speaking and Viewing


 
ELA7LSV1 Verbal Interaction
The student participates in student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and group verbal interactions, in which the student:
Element: ELA7LSV1.a
Initiates new topics in addition to responding to adult-initiated topics.
2 Resources
Element: ELA7LSV1.b
Asks relevant questions.
Element: ELA7LSV1.c
Responds to questions with appropriate information.
Element: ELA7LSV1.d
Confirms understanding by paraphrasing the adult's directions or suggestions.
Element: ELA7LSV1.e
Displays appropriate turn-taking behaviors.
2 Resources
Element: ELA7LSV1.f
Actively solicits another persons comments or opinions.
Element: ELA7LSV1.g
Offers own opinion forcefully without domineering.
Element: ELA7LSV1.h
Responds appropriately to comments and questions.
Element: ELA7LSV1.i
Volunteers contributions and responds when directly solicited by teacher or discussion leader.
Element: ELA7LSV1.j
Gives reasons in support of opinions expressed.
Element: ELA7LSV1.k
Clarifies, illustrates, or expands on a response when asked to do so.
Element: ELA7LSV1.l
Employs a group decision-making technique such as brainstorming or a problem-solving sequence (e.g., recognizes problem, defines problem, identifies possible solutions, selects optimal solution, implements solution, evaluates solution).
Element: ELA7LSV1.m
Develops an outline that highlights the important issues discussed.
 

 
ELA7LSV2 Analyze Text/Media Messages
The student listens to and views various forms of text and media in order to gather and share information, persuade others, and express and understand ideas. The student will select and critically analyze messages using rubrics as assessment tools. When responding to visual and oral texts and media (e.g. television, radio, film productions, and electronic media), the student:
Element: ELA7LSV2.a
Analyzes the effect on the viewer of image, text, and sound in electronic journalism; identifies the techniques used to achieve the effects studied in each instance.
1 Resources
Element: ELA7LSV2.b
Identifies the techniques used to achieve the effects studied in each instance.
1 Resources
 

 
Delivery/Response to Presentations
The student listens to and views various forms of text and media in order to gather and share information, persuade others, and express and understand ideas. The student will select and critically analyze messages using rubrics as assessment tools. When delivering and responding to presentations, the student:
Element: ELA7LSV2.a
Gives oral presentations or dramatic interpretations for various purposes.
1 Resources
Element: ELA7LSV2.b
Organizes information to achieve particular purposes and to appeal to the background and interests of the audience.
1 Resources
Element: ELA7LSV2.c
Shows appropriate changes in delivery (e.g. gestures, vocabulary, pace, visuals).
5 Resources
Element: ELA7LSV2.d
Uses language for dramatic effect.
1 Resources
Element: ELA7LSV2.e
Uses rubrics as assessment tools.
Element: ELA7LSV2.f
Responds to oral communications with questions, challenges, or affirmations.
Element: ELA7LSV2.g
Uses multi-media in presentations.
 

Strand: Listening, Speaking, and Viewing


 
T.ELA7LSV2.9
The student creates and enhances presentations and documents using appropriate elements and principles of design. (Examples might include repetition of a limited number of colors, fonts, or patterns, continuity of placement of elements, inclusion of images and sounds, etc.)
 

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