GRADE SEVEN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND LITERACY - COMMON CORE STANDARDS
In Grade Seven, students will continue to develop the ability to cite relevant evidence when interpreting or analyzing a text or supporting their points in speaking and writing. Your child will also build academic vocabulary as he or she reads more complex texts, including stories, plays, novels, poems, and informational books and articles. Activities in these areas will include:
- Analyzing how the form or structure of a story or poem contributes to its meaning
- Analyzing how particular elements of a story interact (like how the setting shapes the characters or plot)
- Determining how an author develops point of view in a text
- Engaging in a range of classroom discussions on topics and texts, expressing ideas clearly and building on the ideas of others
- Identifying the claim in an argument and evaluating the reasoning and evidence behind the claim
- Using clues such as Latin and Greek roots or add-ons to a word to determine the meaning of a word
- Interpreting figures of speech or references to literature in a text
- Writing for a range of purposes and audiences
In Grade Seven, students will read a wide range of fiction and nonfiction literature, including stories, novels, and poems.
Writing tasks in Grade Seven may include stories, essays, reports, and argumentative papers. Please review the chart below to see a few examples of how your child will develop important writing skills across grade levels.
This overview for English Language Arts, provided by the Council of the Great City Schools, reflects how the Common Core State Standards have guided our development of a rich and comprehensive curriculum for our students.