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Seventh Grade Language Arts Common Core Learning Targets


Reading – Literature 

CCSS

Learning Target

RL7.1

*I can cite text evidence to assist in analyzing the explicit meaning of a text.

*I can cite text evidence that supports my inferences and analysis of the text.

RL7.2

*I can determine the theme.

*I can analyze the development of the theme throughout the text.

*I can give an objective summary of the text.

RL7.3

*I can analyze how elements of a story interact.

RL7.4

*I can determine the figurative (metaphorical) & connotative (emotions & associations connected to a word) meaning of words and phrases based on how they’re used in the text.

*I can analyze the impact of rhyme or repetition of sound on a particular part of a text.

RL7.5

*I can analyze how the form or structure of a text contributes to its meaning.

RL7.6

*I can analyze how an author develops &/or contrasts the point of view of different characters.

RL7.7

*I can compare & contrast a written text to its audio, staged, or multimedia version.

*I can analyze the affects of techniques used in various types of media (i.e. film, print).

RL7.8

Not applicable to literature.

RL7.9

*I can compare & contrast a fictional portrayal of an event to an historical account of the same event to understand how authors use history in their writing.

RL7.10

*I can read & comprehend literature at the seventh grade level.

 

Reading – INFORMATIONAL TEXT 

CCSS

Learning Target

RI7.1

*I can cite text evidence to assist in analyzing the explicit meaning of a text.

*I can cite text evidence that supports my inferences and analysis of the text.

RI7.2

*I can determine two or more central ideas.

*I can analyze the development of the central ideas over the course of the text.

*I can give an objective summary of the text.

RI7.3

*I can analyze interactions between individuals, events, or ideas in a text.

RI7.4

*I can determine the figurative (metaphorical) & connotative (emotions & associations connected to a word) meaning of words and phrases based on how they’re used in the text.

*I can analyze how the words the author chooses affect the meaning or tone of the text.

RI7.5

*I can analyze how the form or structure of a text contributes to its meaning.

*I can explain how major sections of a text contribution to the development of the central ideas.

RI7.6

*I can determine the author’s point of view.

*I can determine the author’s purpose for writing a text.

*I can explain how an author distinguishes his/her position from other authors.

RI7.7

*I can compare & contrast a written text to its audio, staged, or multimedia version.

*I can determine how a particular medium affects how a subject is portrayed.

RI7.8

*I can trace & evaluate the argument & claims in a text.

*I can assess whether an author’s reasoning is sound and whether he/she has enough evidence to support the claim.

RI7.9

*I can analyze differences in two or more authors’ presentations on the same topic.

RI7.10

*I can read & comprehend informational text appropriate for seventh grade.

  

WRITING

CCSS

Learning Target

W7.1

*I can write an argument with clear reasons & relevant evidence where I can:

  --introduce claims, acknowledge opposing claims, and organize reasons &

     evidence clearly.

  --support claims with logical & relevant reasons, using credible sources.

  --use words, phrases, & clauses to create cohesion & clarify relationships.

  --establish & maintain a formal style.

  --provide a concluding statement.

W7.2

*I can write an informative piece which examines a topic & conveys ideas where I can:

  --introduce a topic & organize ideas with appropriate structure to aid in

    comprehension.

  --use facts, definitions, details, quotes, & other examples to develop the topic.

  --use appropriate transitions to create cohesion & clarify relationships.

  --use precise language and vocabulary to explain the topic.

  --establish & maintain a formal style.

  --provide a concluding statement.

W7.3

*I can write a real or imagined narrative where I can:

  --establish a context & point of view.

  --introduce the narrator & characters.

  --organize a logical sequence of events.

  --use a variety of narrative techniques to develop the characters & events.

  --use a variety of transitions to develop the sequence & signal shifts.

  --use precise words & sensory details to develop the event.

  --provide a concluding statement that reflects on the event.

W7.4

*I can produce clear, coherent writing appropriate to the task & audience.

W7.5

*I can plan, revise, & edit my writing, with support as needed.

W7.6

*I can use technology to produce and publish my work.

*I can use technology to collaborate with others.

W7.7

*I can conduct short research projects to answer a question.

W7.8

*I can generate information from multiple, credible sources.

*I can quote or paraphrase information, providing citations as needed.

W7.9

*I can use evidence from literature to support analysis, reflection, & research.

*I can use evidence from informational text to support analysis, reflection, & research.

W7.10

*I can write routinely  for a variety of tasks, purposes, & audiences.

  

LISTENING & SPEAKING 

CCSS

Learning Target

LS7.1

*I can participate effectively in a range of discussions by:

  --coming to discussions prepared.

  --following rules for discussions and tracking progress towards goals.

  --responding to others & posing questions.

  --modifying my view as needed.

LS7.2

*I can analyze the main idea & supporting details in information presented in a variety of formats.

*I can explain how information clarifies a topic.

LS73.

*I can identify a speaker’s argument & claim.

*I can evaluate a speaker’s reasoning & related evidence.

LS7.4

*I can present findings in a clear & detailed manner.

*I can use appropriate eye contact, volume, & pronunciation.

LS7.5

*I can include visual & multimedia projects to emphasize main points.

LS7.6

*I can adapt my speech to a variety of tasks & contexts.

  

LANGUAGE

CCSS

Learning Target

L7.1

*I can demonstrate command of grammar & usage by:

  --explaining the function of phrases & clauses.

  --choosing among various types of sentences.

  --using phrases & clauses appropriately in sentences.

L7.2

*I can demonstrate command of capitalization, punctuation, & spelling by:

  --using commas to separate coordinate adjectives (two adjectives describing

    the same noun).

  --spelling words correctly.

L7.3

*I can choose language that expresses ideas in a precise & concise manner.

L7.4

*I can determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words by:

  --using context.

  --using Greek or Latin affixes & roots.

  --using reference materials.

  --checking my understanding using reference materials.

L7.5

*I can demonstrate an understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuance in meaning by:

  --interpreting figures of speech.

  --using the relationship between words (i.e. synonym, antonym).

  --distinguishing between denotation & connotation.

L7.6

*I can use grade appropriate words & phrases.

 

 

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