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Oklahoma Standards for Seventh Grade English Language Arts

OK.7.OL. Oral Language/Listening and Speaking: The student will demonstrate thinking skills in listening and speaking. Deliver focused, coherent presentations that convey ideas and relate to the background and interests of the audience. Evaluate the content of oral communication and deliver well-organized formal presentations using traditional speech strategies, including narration, exposition, persuasion, and description. Use the same Standard English conventions for oral speech that is used in writing. Participate independently and in groups to create oral presentations.

7.OL.2: Speaking - The student will express ideas and opinions in group or individual situations.

7.OL.2:2. Compose a presentation with a well-organized introduction, body, and conclusion that is appropriate for different purposes, audiences, and occasions..
7.OL.2:3. Communicate oral presentations to the class using appropriate delivery (volume, rate, enunciation, and movement).

OK.7.R. Reading/Literature: The student will apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, appreciate, and respond to a wide variety of texts.

7.R.1: Vocabulary - The student will expand vocabulary through word study, literature, and class discussion. Use a knowledge of word parts and word relationships, as well as context clues (the meaning of the text around a word), to determine the meaning of specialized vocabulary and to understand the precise meaning of grade-level-appropriate words.

7.R.1:1. Words in Context - Verify the meaning of a word in its context, even when its meaning is not directly stated, through the use of definitions, restatement, example, comparison, or contrast.
7.R.1:2. Word Origins
7.R.1:2.a. Identify the origins and meanings of foreign words frequently used in English and use these words accurately in speaking and writing.
7.R.1:2.b. Use knowledge of Greek and Latin word parts and roots to determine the meaning of subject area vocabulary.
7.R.1:3. Idioms and Comparisons - Identify and explain idioms and comparisons, such as analogies, metaphors, and similes, to infer the literal and figurative meanings of phrases.
7.R.1:3.a. Idioms: expressions that cannot be understood just by knowing the meanings of the words in the expression, such as the apple of his eye or beat around the bush.
7.R.1:3.b. Analogies: comparisons of the similar aspects of two different things
7.R.1:3.c. Metaphors: implies comparisons, such as, The street light was my security guard.
7.R.1:3.d. Similes: comparisons that use like or as, such as A gentle summer breeze feels like a soft cotton sheet.

7.R.2: Fluency - The student will identify words rapidly so that attention is directed to the meaning of the text.

7.R.2:5. Use punctuation as a cue for pausing and characterization while reading.

7.R.3: Comprehension - The student will interact with the words and concepts in a text to construct an appropriate meaning. Read and understand grade-level-appropriate material. Describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and perspectives of the text by using a knowledge of text structure, organization, and purpose. At Grade 7, in addition to regular classroom reading, read a variety of grade-level-appropriate narrative (story) and expository (informational and technical) texts, including classic and contemporary literature, poetry, magazines, newspapers, reference materials, and online information as well as expository (informational and technical) texts.

7.R.3:1. Literal Understanding
7.R.3:1.a. Apply prereading strategies when reading both fiction and nonfiction that is appropriately designed for grade level.
7.R.3:1.a.i. Determine the purpose for reading such as to be informed, entertained, or persuaded.7.R.3:1.a.ii. Preview the material and use prior knowledge to make connections between text and personal experience.
7.R.3:1.c. Show understanding by asking questions and supporting answers with literal information from text.
7.R.3:2. Inference and Interpretation
7.R.3:2.a. Make inferences and draw conclusions with evidence drawn from the text and/or student experiences.
7.R.3:2.b. Make inferences supported by a character's thoughts, words, and actions or the narrator's description.
7.R.3:3. Summary and Generalization
7.R.3:3.a. Summarize the main idea and how it is supported with specific details.
7.R.3:3.b. Recall major points in the text and make and revise predictions.
7.R.3:3.c. Recognize the importance and relevance of details on the development of the plot.
7.R.3:3.d. Support reasonable statements by reference to relevant aspects of text and examples.
7.R.3:4. Analysis and Evaluation
7.R.3:4.b. Evaluate events that advance the plot of a literary work and how those events relate to past, present, or future actions.
7.R.3:4.c. Analyze character traits, conflicts, motivations, points of view, and changes that occur within the story and discuss the importance to the plot or theme.
7.R.3:4.d. Evaluate the accuracy or appropriateness of the evidence used by the author to support claims and assertions.
7.R.3:4.e. Distinguish between stated fact, reasoned judgment, and opinion in text.
7.R.3:5. Monitoring and Correction Strategies
7.R.3:5.a. Monitor the understanding of text and use correcting strategies, such as rereading a portion, using reference aids, or searching for content when needed.
7.R.3:5.b. Make, confirm, and revise predictions when reading.
7.R.3:5.c. Adjust reading rate and determine appropriate strategies to match the purpose, difficulty, and characteristics of the text.

7.R.4: Literature - The student will read, construct meaning, and respond to a wide variety of literary forms. Read and respond to grade-level-appropriate historically or culturally significant works of literature that reflect and enhance a study of history and social science. Clarify the ideas and connect them to other literary works. Participate productively in self-directed work teams to create observable products.

7.R.4:1. Literary Genres - Demonstrate a knowledge of and an appreciation for various forms of literature.
7.R.4:1.a. Analyze the characteristics of genres, including short story, novel, drama, poetry, and nonfiction.
7.R.4:2. Literary Elements - Demonstrate knowledge of literary elements and techniques and how they affect the development of a literary work.
7.R.4:2.a. Analyze and explain elements of fiction, including plot, conflict, resolution, character, setting, theme, and point of view.
7.R.4:2.b. Identify and explain techniques of direct and indirect characterization in fiction.
7.R.4:2.c. Describe how the author's perspective, argument, or point of view affects the text.
7.R.4:3. Figurative Language and Sound Devices: The student will identify figurative language and sound devices and will analyze how they affect the development of a literary work.
7.R.4:3.a. Identify and explain the use of figurative language in literary works to convey mood, images, and meaning, including metaphor, personification, and simile.
7.R.4:3.b. Identify and explain the use of sound devices in literary works to convey mood, images, and meaning, including alliteration, onomatopoeia, and rhyme.
7.R.4:4. Literary Works - The student will read and respond to historically and culturally significant works of literature.
7.R.4:4.a. Analyze and evaluate works of literature and the historical context in which they were written.
7.R.4:4.b. Analyze and evaluate literature from various cultures to broaden cultural awareness.

7.R.5: Research and Information - The student will conduct research and organize information.

7.R.5:1. Accessing Information - Select the best source for a given purpose.
7.R.5:1.a. Use library catalogs and computer databases to locate sources for research topics.
7.R.5:1.e. Note instances of persuasion, propaganda, and faulty reasoning in text.
7.R.5:2. Interpreting Information - The student will analyze and evaluate information from a variety of sources.
7.R.5:2.b. Interpret and use graphic sources of information such as graphs, maps, timelines, or tables, to address research questions.

OK.7.V. Visual Literacy: The student will interpret, evaluate, and compose visual messages.

7.V.1: Interpret Meaning - The student will interpret and evaluate the various ways visual image-makers, including graphic artists, illustrators, and news photographers, represent meaning.

7.V.1:1. Interpret a variety of messages conveyed by visual images.

7.V.3: Compose Visual Messages - The student will create a visual message that effectively communicates an idea.

7.V.3:1. Select, organize, or produce visuals such as maps, charts, graphics, video segments, or technology presentations to complement and extend meaning for a selected topic.

OK.7.W. Writing/Grammar/Usage and Mechanics - The student will express ideas effectively in written modes for a variety of purposes and audiences. Discuss and keep a list of writing ideas. Write clear, coherent, and focused papers, progressing through the stages of the writing process. Work independently and in self-directed writing teams to edit and revise.

7.W.1: Writing Process - The student will use the writing process to write coherently.

7.W.1:4. Use effective transitions between sentences and paragraphs.
7.W.1:7. Edit for errors in Standard English usage, sentence structure, mechanics, and spelling.

7.W.2: Modes and Forms of Writing - The student will write for a variety of purposes and audiences using narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive, and reflective modes. At Grade 7, write narrative, expository, persuasive, argumentative, reflective, and descriptive modes of at least 500 to 750 words. Introduce biographical and autobiographical narratives and write summaries of grade-level-appropriate reading material. The writing demonstrates a command of Standard English and the research, organization, and drafting strategies outlined in the writing process as well as an awareness of the audience (intended reader) and purpose for writing.

7.W.2:1. Compose fictional, biographical or autobiographical narratives that:
7.W.2:1.b. Establish and develop character(s) and setting.
7.W.2:2. Compose expository text to include research reports that:
7.W.2:2.c. Include paraphrased evidence and supporting details compiled through the formal research process, including use of a library catalog, , magazines, newspapers, dictionaries, online sources, and other reference materials.
7.W.2:2.d. Document sources with reference notes and a bibliography.
7.W.2:3. Compose persuasive/argumentative compositions that:
7.W.2:3.a. State a clear position or perspective in support of a proposition or proposal.
7.W.2:3.b. Describe the points in support of the proposition, employing well-articulated evidence, and effective emotional appeal.
7.W.2:3.c. Predict, identify, and address reader concerns and counterarguments.
7.W.2:5. Write responses to literature, including poetry, that:
7.W.2:5.a. Develop interpretations that show careful reading, understanding, and insight.
7.W.2:5.b. Organize the interpretation around several clear ideas, premises, or images for the literary work.
7.W.2:5.c. Justify interpretation through sustained use of examples and evidence from the text.
7.W.2:8. Write friendly, formal letters, and emails; continue to produce other writing forms introduced in earlier grades.

7.W.3: Grammar/Usage and Mechanics - The student will demonstrate appropriate practices in writing by applying grammatical knowledge to the revising and editing stages of writing.

7.W.3:1. Standard English Usage - Demonstrate correct use of Standard English in speaking and writing.
7.W.3:1.c. Recognize the principal parts of regular and irregular verbs.
7.W.3:1.d. Use the principal parts of verbs to form verb tenses.
7.W.3:1.e. Identify transitive, intransitive, and linking verbs.
7.W.3:1.f. Make subject and verbs agree.
7.W.3:1.g. Identify direct objects, indirect objects, objects of prepositions, predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives, and object complements.
7.W.3:1.i. Make pronouns agree with their antecedents.
7.W.3:1.j. Use correct pronoun reference.
7.W.3:1.k. Correctly form and use the positive, comparative, and superlative forms of adjectives.
7.W.3:1.l. Correctly identify and use interjections.
7.W.3:1.m. Correctly identify and use restrictive (essential) and nonrestrictive (nonessential) clauses, appositives, appositive, participial, and prepositional phrases.
7.W.3:1.n. Correctly use all conjunctions.
7.W.3:1.o. Distinguish commonly confused words (e.g., there, their, they're; two, to, too; accept, except; affect, effect).
7.W.3:2. Sentence Structure - Demonstrate appropriate sentence structure in writing.
7.W.3:2.b. Correct dangling and misplaced modifiers.
7.W.3:2.c. Differentiate between dependent and independent clauses.
7.W.3:2.d. Write simple, compound, complete, and complex sentences of varying lengths.
7.W.3:2.e. Write sentences with simple, complete, and compound predicates.
7.W.3:2.f. Indent paragraphs as necessary to conform to specified format.
7.W.3:3. Mechanics and Spelling - Demonstrate appropriate language mechanics in writing.
7.W.3:3.a. Apply the capitalization rules appropriately in writing.
7.W.3:3.b. Punctuate correctly in writing, including:
7.W.3:3.b.iv. Colon and semicolon.7.W.3:3.b.v. Apostrophes in contractions and possessives.7.W.3:3.b.vii. Conventions of letter writing.
7.W.3:3.c. Distinguish correct spelling of commonly misspelled words and homonyms.

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