Indiana Academic Standards
7.RL.1 Read a variety of literature within a range of complexity appropriate for grades 6-8. By the end of grade 7, students interact with texts proficiently and independently at the middle of the range and with scaffolding as needed for texts at the high end of the range.
Key Ideas and Textual Support
7.RL.2.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what a text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Vocabulary in Literature and Nonfiction Texts
7.RV.3.1 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in works of literature, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) within a story, poem, or play.
7.RV.3.3 Interpret figures of speech (e.g., literary, religious, and mythological allusions) in context.
7.W.1 Write routinely over a variety of time frames for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences; apply reading standards to support analysis, reflection, and research by drawing evidence from literature and nonfiction texts.
Conventions of Standard English: Grammar and Usage/ Capitalization, Punctuation, and Spelling
7.W.6.1 Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage, focusing on:
7.W.6.1e Usage – Writing simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences; recognizing and correcting sentence fragments and run-ons; varying sentence patterns for meaning, reader interest, and style.
SPEAKING AND LISTENING
SPEAKING AND LISTENING
Discussion and Collaboration
7.SL.2.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) on grade-appropriate topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing personal ideas clearly.
7.SL.2.2 Investigate and reflect on ideas under discussion by identifying specific evidence from materials under study and other resources.
7.SL.2.3 Follow rules for considerate discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
7.SL.2.4 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.
7.SL.2.5 Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and consider it in relation to one''s own views.