New Mexico Standards 7th Grade ELA Activities
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NM.I: Reading and Listening for Comprehension. Students will apply strategies and skills to comprehend information that is read, heard, and viewed.
I-A: Listen to, read, react to, and interpret information
I-A:1. Narrate an account (e.g., news story, historical episode) that creates a coherent organizing structure appropriate to purpose, audience, and context and that orients and engages the reader.
I-A:2. Respond to informational materials that are read, heard, or viewed by:
I-A:2.a. summarizing the information;
I-A:2.d. monitoring comprehension;
I-A:2.e. drawing inferences; and
I-A:3. Identify the effect of literary devices such as figurative language, diction, dialogue, and description.
I-B: Gather and use information for research and other purposes
I-B:2. Interpret and synthesize information by responding to information that is read, heard, or viewed.
I-B:3. Develop informational products and/or presentations that cite multiple print and non-print sources by:
I-B:3.a. identifying and using appropriate primary and secondary sources;
I-B:3.b. comparing, contrasting, and evaluating information from different sources about the same topic; and
I-B:3.c. evaluating information for extraneous details, inconsistencies, relevant facts, and organization.
I-C: Apply critical thinking skills to analyze information
I-C:2. Refine critical thinking skills and develop criteria that evaluate arguments and judgments by:
I-C:2.b. justifying the judgment with logical, relevant reasons, clear examples, and supporting details; and
I-C:2.c. creating an organizing structure appropriate to purpose, audience, and context.
I-C:3. Determine how the use of literary devices, such as personification, metaphor, simile, and alliteration, convey the author's intent.
I-C:4. Interpret universal themes, values, and conflicts in a selection.
I-D: Demonstrate competence in the skills and strategies of the reading process
I-D:1. Respond to various texts and literary selections using interpretive and evaluative reading processes by:
I-D:1.a. reading a variety of literary and other texts (e.g., mysteries, novels, science fiction, historical documents, newspapers, skits, lyric poems);
I-D:1.b. analyzing what specific characteristics of literary works (fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry) have on the meaning of the work; and
I-D:1.c. analyzing what impact literary elements have on the meaning of the text, such as the influence of setting on the problem and its resolution.
I-D:2. Understand stories and expository texts from the perspective of the attitudes and values of the time period in which they were written.
I-D:3. Accurately identify author's purpose and perspective.
I-D:4. Use knowledge of context and vocabulary to understand informational text.
NM.II: Writing and Speaking for Expression. Students will communicate effectively through speaking and writing.
II-A: Use speaking as an interpersonal communication tool
II-A:4. Interact in group discussions by:
II-A:4.a. offering personal opinions confidently without dominating;
II-A:4.b. giving valid reasons that support opinions; and
II-A:4.c. soliciting and considering others' opinions.
II-A:5. Express individual perspective in response to personal, social, cultural, and historical issues.
II-B: Apply grammatical and language conventions to communicate
II-B:1. Place modifiers properly and use the active voice.
II-B:2. Identify and use infinitives and participles and make clear references between pronouns and antecedents.
II-B:3. Identify all parts of speech and types and structure of sentences.
II-B:5. Spell derivatives correctly by applying the spellings of bases and affixes.
II-B:6. Use a variety of sentences correctly by punctuating them properly and avoiding fragments and run-ons.
II-B:7. Apply the parts of speech to clarify language USAge.
II-C: Demonstrate competence in the skills and strategies of the writing process
II-C:1. Express individual perspectives in written response to personal, social, cultural, and historical issues.
II-C:4. Compose a variety of writings that develop sentence fluency to communicate ideas and information clearly using a variety of multimedia technologies.
NM.III: Literature and Media. Students will use literature and media to develop an understanding of people, societies, and the self.
III-A: Use language, literature, and media to understand various social and cultural perspectives
III-A:1. Identify and analyze recurring themes (e.g., value of bravery, loyalty, friendship) across works from a variety of cultures.
III-A:2. Analyze themes and central ideas in literature and media in relation to personal issues and experiences.
III-A:3. Analyze a range of responses to literary works and determine the extent to which the literary characteristics of a society/culture shaped those responses.
III-B: Identify ideas and make connections among literary works
III-B:1. Identify examples of distortion and stereotype in literary works.
III-B:3. Critique the credibility of characterization and the degree to which a plot is contrived or realistic.
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