Academic standards list

Grade 7 — English/Language Arts

Introduction

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Language

TSS.ELA.7.L
 
Conventions of Standard English
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage.
     There are 2 components within this standard.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. When reading or writing, explain the function of
Knowledge of Language
When writing and speaking, choose precise language to express ideas concisely.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on 7th grade-level text by choosing flexibly from a range of
     There are 4 components within this standard.
When reading, listening, writing, and speaking, explain the function of figurative language, word relationships, and connotation/denotation and use them
Acquire and accurately use grade-appropriate general academic and domainspecific words and phrases; develop vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or

Reading - Literature

TSS.ELA.7.RL
 
Key Ideas and Details
Analyze what a text says explicitly and draw logical inferences; cite several pieces of textual evidence to support conclusions.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary.
Analyze how specific elements of a story or drama interact with and affect each other.
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word
Analyze the form or structure of a story, poem, or drama, considering how text form or structure contributes to its theme and meaning.
Analyze how an author establishes, conveys, and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multi-media version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to
Compare and contrast an historical account with a fictional portrayal of the same time, place, or character.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
Read and comprehend a variety of literature throughout the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with a gradual release of scaffolding at the

Reading - Informational Text

TSS.ELA.7.RI
 
Key Ideas and Details
Analyze what a text says explicitly and draw logical inferences; cite several pieces of textual evidence to support conclusions.
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary.
Analyze the relationships and interactions among individuals, events, and/or ideas in a text.
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word
Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of a text, analyzing each medium's portrayal of the subject.
Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing an
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
Read and comprehend a variety of literary nonfiction throughout the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with a gradual release of scaffolding

Speaking and Listening

TSS.ELA.7.SL
 
Comprehension and Collaboration
Prepare for collaborative discussions on 7th grade level topics and texts; engage effectively with varied partners, building on others' ideas and
Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media formats; explain how this clarifies a topic, text, or issue under study.
Explain a speaker's argument and specific claims, focusing on whether the reasoning is sound, relevant, and sufficient.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use
Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and to emphasize major points.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

Writing

TSS.ELA.7.W
 
Text Types and Protocol
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
     There are 9 components within this standard.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of
     There are 10 components within this standard.
Write narratives (fiction and nonfiction) to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, relevant descriptive details, and
     There are 7 components within this standard.
Production and Distribution of Writing
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to collaborate with others; link to and cite sources; type a complete product in
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Conduct research to answer a question, drawing on multiple sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.
Integrate relevant and credible information from print and digital sources; quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding
Support interpretations, analyses, reflections, or research with evidence found in literature or informational texts, applying grade 7 standards for
Range of Writing
Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
 
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