Pennsylvania Standards 7th Grade ELA Activities
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PA.1. Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening
1.1. Reading Independently: Students apply a wide range of strategies.
1.1.7.A. Apply appropriate strategies to describe and interpret author's purpose, using grade level text.
1.1.7.B. Use word analysis skills, context clues, knowledge of root words as well as a dictionary/thesaurus or glossary to decode and understand specialized vocabulary in content areas during reading.
1.1.7.C. Use meaning and knowledge of words(e.g., literal and figurative meanings, common foreign words) across content areas to expand reading vocabulary.
1.1.7.D. Demonstrate comprehension/ understanding before reading, during reading, and after reading on grade level texts through strategies such as comparing and contrasting texts, identifying context, and interpreting positions and arguments, distinguishing fact from opinion, and citing evidence from the text to support conclusions.
1.2. Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Text: Students read, understand, and respond to informational text.
1.2.7.A. Evaluate text organization and content to determine author's purpose, point of view, and effectiveness according to the author's position, accuracy, thoroughness, and use of logic.
1.2.7.B. Differentiate fact from opinion utilizing resources that go beyond traditional texts (e.g., newspapers, periodicals, public documents electronic media).
1.2.7.C. Distinguish between essential and nonessential information; identify bias and propaganda where present.
1.2.7.D. Draw inferences and conclusions based on a variety of information sources citing evidence from multiple texts to support responses.
1.2.7.E. Read, understand, and respond to essential content of text and documents in all academic areas.
1.3. Reading, Analyzing, and Interpreting Literature - Fiction and Non-Fiction: Students read and respond to works of literature.
1.3.7.A. Read, understand, and respond to works from various genres of literature
1.3.7.B. Identify and analyze the characteristics of poetry, drama, and fiction and explain the appropriateness of the literary forms chosen by the author for a specific purpose.
1.3.7.C. Interpret the use of literary elements within and among texts including characterization, setting, plot, theme, point of view, and tone.
1.3.7.D. Interpret and analyze the effect of various literacy devices (e.g., personification, simile, alliteration, symbolism, metaphor, hyperbole, imagery)
1.4. Types of Writing: Students write for different purposes and audiences.
1.4.7.C. Write persuasive pieces.
1.4.7.C.1. Include a clearly stated position or opinion.
1.4.7.C.2. Include convincing, elaborated, and properly cited evidence.
1.4.7.C.3. Identify appropriate persuasive techniques to anticipate reader concerns and arguments
1.5. Quality of Writing: Students write clear and focused text to convey a well-defined perspective and appropriate content.
1.5.7.B. Develop content appropriate for the topic.
1.5.7.B.1. Gather, organize, and determine validity and reliability of information using appropriate evaluation strategies.
1.5.7.B.3. Write paragraphs that have details and information specific to the topic and relevant to the focus.
1.5.7.C. Write with controlled and/or subtle organization.
1.5.7.C.1. Use appropriate transitions within sentences and between paragraphs that reflect the writer's purpose.
1.5.7.C.2. Establish topic and purpose in the introduction.
1.5.7.C.3. Reiterate the topic and purpose in the conclusion.
1.5.7.D. Write with an understanding of style, using a variety of sentence structures and an appropriate array of descriptive word choices.
1.5.7.D.1. Create tone and voice through the use of precise language. (e.g., vivid verbs, specific nouns and modifiers).
1.5.7.F. Use grade appropriate conventions of language when writing and editing.
1.5.7.F.1. Spell common, frequently used words correctly.
1.5.7.F.2. Use capital letters correctly.
1.5.7.F.3. Punctuate correctly.
1.5.7.F.4. Use correct grammar and sentence formation.
1.6. Speaking and Listening: Students present appropriately in formal speaking situations, listen critically, and respond intelligently as individuals or in group discussions.
1.6.7.B. Demonstrate awareness of audience using appropriate volume and clarity in formal speaking presentations.
1.7. Characteristics and Functions of the English Language: Students recognize formal and informal language and its use in speech, writing, and literature.
1.7.7.A. Identify and interpret differences in formal and informal language used in speech, writing, and literature.
1.8. Research: Students gather information from a variety of sources, analyzing and evaluating the quality of information they obtain to answer research questions.
1.8.7.C. Produce an organized product that presents and connects findings to support purpose, draws reasonable conclusions, and gives proper credit to sources.
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