Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
MD.RL. Standards for Reading Literature (RL)
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RL7.CCR. Anchor Standard: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
7.RL7. Compare and contrast a written drama, story, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film).
7.RL7.3. Demonstrate knowledge of techniques available to produce an audio, filmed, or staged version of a literary text.
MD.W. Standards for Writing (W)
Production and Distribution of Writing
W6.CCR. Anchor Standard: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
7.W6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
7.W6.2. Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points. (CCSS SL.7.5)
MD.SL. Standards for Speaking and Listening (SL)
Comprehension and Collaboration
SL1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
7.SL1-b. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly – Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
7.SL1-b.1. Apply self-monitoring strategies to establish and adjust appropriate tone, body language, and vocabulary.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
SL4.CCR. Anchor Standard: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
7.SL4. 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.
7.SL4.1. Adopt the behaviors of effective speakers as appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
SL6.CCR. Anchor Standard: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
7.SL6. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grade 7 Language standards 1 and 3 on page 52 for specific expectations.)
7.SL6.1. Demonstrate control of spoken language by adjusting speech to varying contexts and tasks.
7.SL6.2. See CCSS L.7.1, L.7.2, and L.7.3 for specific grade-level expectations.