Minnesota Common Core Standards for Seventh Grade English Language Arts

Capitalization
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Kinds of Sentences
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Letter Writing
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Nouns
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Parts of Speech
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Pronouns
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Punctuation
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Reading Graphics
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Study Skills
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Subject and Verb Agreement
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Usage
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Verbs
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Verbs
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MN.7.11. Language Benchmarks 6-12

Conventions of Standard English

7.11.1.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
7.11.1.1.a. Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.
Sentences
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7.11.1.1.b. Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.
Compound and Complex Sentences
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7.11.1.1.c. Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers.
Modifiers-Adjectives
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Modifiers-Adverbs
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7.11.2.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
7.11.2.2.b. Spell correctly.
Spelling
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Spelling
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Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

7.11.4.4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
7.11.4.4.a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Context Clues
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Vocabulary
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Vocabulary
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7.11.4.4.b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., belligerent, bellicose, rebel).
Root Words
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Structural Analysis
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Reading-Structural Analysis
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7.11.4.4.c. Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
Using a Thesaurus
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Parts of a Book
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Dictionary Skills
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Using References
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7.11.4.4.d. Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
Context Clues
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Vocabulary
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Dictionary Skills
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Vocabulary
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Using References
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7.11.5.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings to extend word consciousness.
7.11.5.5.b. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words.
Vocabulary
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Decoding Strategies
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Analogies
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Figurative Language
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Vocabulary
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7.11.5.5.c. Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., refined, respectful, polite, diplomatic, condescending).
Vocabulary
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7.11.5.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
7.11.5.5.a. Interpret figures of speech (e.g., literary, biblical, and mythological allusions) in context.
Figurative Language
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Reading-Figurative Language
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7.11.6.6. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Content Vocabulary
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Thinking Skills
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MN.7.4. Reading Benchmarks: Literature 6-12

Craft and Structure

7.4.4.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
Figurative Language
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Vocabulary
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Reading-Figurative Language
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7.4.5.5. Analyze how a drama's or poem's form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.
Reading-Drama
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Key Ideas and Details

7.4.1.1. Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Implied Information
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Central Idea/Supporting Details
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Thinking Skills
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Drawing Inferences
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Sentence Purpose Identification
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Supporting Details
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Drawing Conclusions
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Thinking Skills
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7.4.2.2. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Central Idea/Supporting Details
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Summarize
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Narrative Text
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7.4.3.3. Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Literary Elements
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Supporting Details
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Main Idea
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Narrative Text
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Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

7.4.10.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature and other texts including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently and independently with appropriate scaffolding for texts at the high end of the range.
7.4.10.10.a. Self-select texts for personal enjoyment, interest and academic tasks.
Thinking Skills
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Reading Process
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Reading-Drama
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Thinking Skills
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7.4.10.10.b. Read widely to understand multiple perspectives and pluralistic viewpoints.
Reading Process
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Reading-Drama
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MN.7.5. Reading Benchmarks: Informational Text 6-12

Craft and Structure

7.5.4.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Content Vocabulary
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Thinking Skills
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7.5.6.6. Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
Author's Purpose/Point of View
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Author's Purpose
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Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

7.5.8.8. Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
Supporting Details
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Persuasive Text
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Key Ideas and Details

7.5.1.1. Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Implied Information
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Central Idea/Supporting Details
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Thinking Skills
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Drawing Inferences
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Sentence Purpose Identification
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Supporting Details
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Drawing Conclusions
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Expository Text
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Thinking Skills
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7.5.2.2. Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Central Idea/Supporting Details
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Sentence Purpose Identification
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Supporting Details
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Summarize
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Expository Text
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7.5.3.3. Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
Central Idea/Supporting Details
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Sentence Purpose Identification
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Supporting Details
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Expository Text
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Reading Process
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Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

7.5.10.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
7.5.10.10.a. Self-select texts for personal enjoyment, interest and academic tasks.
Reading Process
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MN.7.7. Writing Benchmarks 6-12

Production and Distribution of Writing

7.7.4.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)
Personal Experience
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Purpose for Writing
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Process Writing
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Text Types and Purposes

7.7.1.1. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
7.7.1.1.a. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
Purpose for Writing
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7.7.1.1.b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
Purpose for Writing
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7.7.1.1.c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
Purpose for Writing
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7.7.1.1.d. Establish and maintain a formal style.
Purpose for Writing
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7.7.1.1.e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
Purpose for Writing
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7.7.2.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
7.7.2.2.c. Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
Signal/Transitional Words
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Sequencing
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7.7.2.2.f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
Sentence Purpose Identification
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7.7.3.3. Write narratives and other creative texts to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
7.7.3.3.c. Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.
Signal/Transitional Words
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Sequencing
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MN.7.9. Speaking, Viewing, Listening and Media Literacy Benchmarks 6-12

Comprehension and Collaboration

7.9.1.1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
7.9.1.1.a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
Conducting Interviews and Discussions
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7.9.1.1.b. Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
Conducting Interviews and Discussions
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7.9.1.1.c. Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed.
Conducting Interviews and Discussions
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7.9.1.1.d. Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.
Conducting Interviews and Discussions
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7.9.2.2. Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
Listening and Viewing
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Media Literacy

7.9.7.7. Understand, analyze, and use different types of print, digital, and multimodal media.
7.9.7.7.b. Analyze the messages and points of view employed in different media (e.g., advertising, news programs, websites, video games, blogs, documentaries).
Listening and Viewing
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7.9.7.7.c. Recognize ethical standards and safe practices in social and personal media communications.
Reading and the Internet
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7.9.8.8. As an individual or in collaboration, create an artistic or entertaining multimedia work or a piece of digital communication or contribute to an online collaboration for a specific purpose.
7.9.8.8.a. Demonstrate a developmentally appropriate understanding of copyright, attribution, principles of Fair Use, Creative Commons licenses and the effect of genre on conventions of attribution and citation.
Writing a Research Report
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Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

7.9.4.4. Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Speaking
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7.9.6.6. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts, audiences, tasks, and feedback from self and others, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grade 7 Language standards 1 and 3 on page 73 for specific expectations.)
Speaking
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