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Tennessee Standards for Seventh Grade English Language Arts

TN.0701. English Language Arts (0701)

0701.1. Language

Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
0701.1.1. Know and use appropriately the meaning, forms, and functions of nouns (including collective nouns, compound nouns, noun clauses, noun functions as direct and indirect objects, and as predicate nouns), pronouns (including proper case: nominative, objective, possessive; reflexive pronouns, interrogative; demonstrative; agreement of pronouns with their antecedents), verbs (including agreement with subject in person and number, verbs that take objects, regular and irregular verb forms, correct use of the three perfect tenses), adjectives (including comparative and superlative forms, compound predicate adjectives, adjective clauses), adverbs (including comparative and superlative forms, punctuation with introductory adverb phrases and clauses, correct placement within the sentence), conjunctions (including coordinating, correlative, and subordinating conjunctions to combine words, phrases, clauses, and sentences), interjections, and prepositions (recognize prepositional phrases as adjective/adverb modifiers and note their functions in the sentence).
0701.1.10. Differentiate between independent and subordinate clauses.
0701.1.11. Recognize and differentiate among simple, compound, and complex sentences.
0701.1.13. Use printed and electronic dictionaries, thesauruses, and glossaries to determine the pronunciation, spelling, and part of speech of words; to clarify meaning and improve understanding of words (including connotation and denotation); and to distinguish among contextually appropriate synonyms and definitions.
0701.1.14. Define and recognize word synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.
0701.1.15. Identify and define English words derived from Latin and Greek words that form common roots (e.g., audio, auto, mal) and recognize English words that are based on them (e.g., audible, autobiography, malice).
0701.1.16. Use roots and affixes to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and to clarify the meaning of familiar words.
0701.1.17. Continue to use previously learned strategies to distinguish among multi-meaning words and to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.
0701.1.2. Recognize and correct usage errors (e.g., subject-verb agreement, pronoun case {with emphasis on who/whom}, double negatives, comparative and superlative forms, troublesome words {to/too/two, their/there/they're, its/it's, affect/effect, sit/set, lie/lay, may/can, leave/let, teach/learn, accept/except, capitol/capital, principle/principal, between/among, rise/raise, stationary/stationery}).
0701.1.20. Demonstrate understanding of common phrases and terms from other languages commonly used in English (e.g., RSVP, deja vu, faux pas, du jour, bon voyage).
0701.1.3. Use capitalization correctly (e.g., titles, friendly and business letters, quotations, proper adjectives).
0701.1.4. Demonstrate the correct use of commas (including after introductory words, phrases or clauses; setting off appositives and interrupters; before coordinating conjunction joining independent clauses to form compound sentences), colons (including in business letters or before a list of items in a series), semicolons (including combining sentences, between items in a series when the items already contain commas), underlining and italicizing (including titles; certain words, letters, figures; foreign words), quotation marks (including with direct quotations, to set off dialogue, in titles, use of end punctuation with quotation marks) and apostrophes (including forming both singular and plural possessives).
0701.1.5. Spell correctly high frequency, misspelled words (appropriate to grade level), and words commonly used in content specific vocabulary.
0701.1.8. Identify and use infinitives and infinitives phrases.
0701.1.9. Explore gerund and participial phrases.
Grade Level Expectations
GLE 0701.1.1. Demonstrate control of Standard English through grammar usage, and mechanics (punctuation, capitalization, and spelling).
GLE 0701.1.2. Employ a variety of strategies and resources to determine the definition, pronunciation, and usage of words and phrases.
GLE 0701.1.3. Understand and use correctly a variety of sentence structures.
State Performance Indicators
SPI 0701.1.1. Identify the correct use of nouns (i.e., common/proper, singular/plural, possessives, direct/indirect objects, predicate) and pronouns (i.e., agreement, reflexive, interrogative, demonstrative) within context.
SPI 0701.1.10. Identify the correct use of colons (i.e., in business letters, preceding list of items) within context.
SPI 0701.1.12. Identify the correct use of infinitives and infinitive phrases within context.
SPI 0701.1.14. Form singular and plural possessives using apostrophes correctly.
SPI 0701.1.16. Identify correctly and incorrectly spelled words in context.
SPI 0701.1.17. Use context clues and background knowledge of roots and affixes to determine the meaning of multi-meaning words.
SPI 0701.1.18. Use context clues and background knowledge of roots and affixes to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.
SPI 0701.1.19. Replace unknown words in context with appropriate synonyms or antonyms.
SPI 0701.1.2. Identify the correct use of verbs (i.e., action/linking, regular/irregular, agreement, perfect tenses, verb phrases) within context.
SPI 0701.1.20. Recognize and use grade appropriate and/or content specific vocabulary within context.
SPI 0701.1.21. Decode unknown grade level words in context, using previously learned strategies as aids in determining meaning.
SPI 0701.1.3. Identify the correct use of adjectives (i.e., common/proper, comparative/superlative, adjective clauses) and adverbs (i.e., comparative and superlative forms) within context.
SPI 0701.1.4. Identify the correct use of conjunctions (i.e., coordinating, correlative, subordinating) and interjections within context.
SPI 0701.1.5. Identify the correct use of prepositional phrases (place correctly according to the words they modify within the sentence) within context.
SPI 0701.1.6. Identify the correct use of commas (i.e., compound sentences, coordinating conjunctions, introductory words, appositives, interrupters) within context.
SPI 0701.1.7. Identify within context a variety of appropriate sentence combining techniques (i.e., comma with coordinating conjunction, use of semicolon, introductory phrases or clauses).
SPI 0701.1.9. Recognize usage errors occurring within context (i.e., double negatives, troublesome words: {to/too/two, their/there/they're, its/it's, sit/set, lie/lay, affect/effect, may/can, leave/let, teach/learn, accept/except, capitol/capital, principle/principal, between/among, rise/raise, stationary/stationery}).

0701.2. Communication

Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
0701.2.15. Speaking: Employ presentation skills such as good eye contact, clear enunciation, effective speaking rate and volume, and natural gestures.
0701.2.16. Speaking: Participate productively in self-directed work teams for a particular purpose (e.g., to interpret literature, to solve a problem, to make a decision) by adhering to the list below.
0701.2.16.1. Behavior of Individuals within the Group: Contribute appropriate and useful information and ideas that demonstrate a clear awareness of the context of the discussion and the goals of the group, are purposeful in moving the team toward its goal, and contribute to the topic of group discussion.0701.2.16.2. Behavior of Individuals within the Group: Consult and reference texts or other resources as sources for ideas or to support ideas under group discussion.0701.2.16.3. Behavior of Individuals within the Group: Ask relevant questions that move the team toward its goals and contribute to the topic of discussion.0701.2.16.4. Behavior of Individuals within the Group: Gain the floor in orderly ways, taking turns when speaking and listening with civility to the ideas of others (without interrupting).
Grade Level Expectations
GLE 0701.2.6. Speaking: Deliver effective oral presentations.
GLE 0701.2.7. Speaking: Participate in work teams and group discussions.
State Performance Indicators
SPI 0701.2.1. Identify the purpose of a speech (i.e., to inform, to describe, to explain, to persuade, to entertain).
SPI 0701.2.2. Identify the targeted audience of a speech.
SPI 0701.2.4. Determine the most effective methods for engaging an audience during an oral presentation (e.g., making eye contact, adjusting speaking rate).

0701.3. Writing

Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
0701.3.1. Write in a variety of modes and genres, including description, narration, exposition, persuasion, literary response, personal expression, and imaginative.
0701.3.13. Incorporate a variety of syntactic structures for effect when appropriate (e.g., modifying phrases, parenthetical expressions).
0701.3.15. Use language that conveys the writer's point of view.
0701.3.16. When other sources are used or referenced (such as in research, informational essays, or literary essays) adhere to the list below.
0701.3.16.1. Acknowledge source material (e.g., list sources).0701.3.16.2. Understand the differences between/among quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.0701.3.16.3. Quote, paraphrase, or summarize text, ideas, and other information taken from print/electronic sources.
Grade Level Expectations
GLE 0701.3.1. Write in a variety of modes for different audiences and purposes.
State Performance Indicators
SPI 0701.3.1. Identify the purpose for writing (i.e., to inform, to describe, to explain, to persuade, to entertain).
SPI 0701.3.11. Identify individual writing selections as technical, narrative, persuasive, and/or descriptive in mode.
SPI 0701.3.5. Select the appropriate time-order or transitional words/phrases to enhance the flow of a writing sample.
SPI 0701.3.8. Select an appropriate concluding sentence for a well-developed paragraph.
SPI 0701.3.9. Select illustrations, explanations, anecdotes, descriptions, and/or facts to support key ideas.

0701.4. Research

Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
0701.4.13. Connect ideas using a variety of transition strategies.
0701.4.17. Understand the differences among quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
0701.4.18. Quote, paraphrase, or summarize text, ideas, or other information taken from print or electronic sources.
0701.4.3. Focus on relevant information and/or theories.
0701.4.9. Analyze and interpret data in multiple forms (e.g., a bar or circle graph) on a familiar topic.
State Performance Indicators
SPI 0701.4.5. Discern irrelevant research material from written text.

0701.5. Logic

Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
0701.5.1. Make logical predictions of future events in text.
0701.5.11. Identify a variety of false premises, including those involving categorical claims (e.g., all mammals are human beings).
0701.5.12. Identify the persuasive devices in written and oral communication (e.g., bandwagon, loaded terms, testimonial, name-calling, plain folks).
0701.5.13. Explore common logical fallacies (e.g., appeal to fear, personal attack, false dilemma, false analogy) in a variety of texts.
0701.5.14. Explore the concepts of stereotyping and bias.
0701.5.3. Construct and complete analogies using synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, categories, subcategories, whole/part, functions, and verb forms.
0701.5.4. Identify and analyze stated or implied cause/effect relationships in text.
0701.5.6. Determine the relevance and quality of evidence given to support or oppose an argument.
0701.5.7. Compare and contrast evidence and conclusions between/among two or more arguments on the same topic.
0701.5.8. Identify and analyze examples of deductive and inductive reasoning in text.
0701.5.9. Understand the meaning of the words ''premise'' and ''fallacy.''
Grade Level Expectations
GLE 0701.5.1. Use logic to make inferences and draw conclusions in a variety of oral and written contexts.
GLE 0701.5.2. Analyze text for fact-opinion, cause-effect, inferences, evidence, and conclusions.
GLE 0701.5.4. Analyze written and oral communication for persuasive devices.
GLE 0701.5.5. Explore the concept of premises, including false premises.
GLE 0701.5.6. Explore the concept of logical fallacies.
State Performance Indicators
SPI 0701.5.1. Make predictions about the outcome of a given text.
SPI 0701.5.2. Evaluate text for fact/opinion.
SPI 0701.5.3. Identify stated or implied cause/effect relationships.
SPI 0701.5.4. Identify examples of persuasive devices (i.e., bandwagon, loaded terms, testimonial, name-calling, plain folks).
SPI 0701.5.5. Select the correct word or phrase to complete an analogy, using synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, categories, subcategories, whole/part, functions, and verb forms.
SPI 0701.5.6. Identify an example of deductive or inductive reasoning in text.
SPI 0701.5.7. Identify a false premise in text.
SPI 0701.5.8. Make inferences and draw conclusions based on evidence in text.

0701.6. Informational Text

Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessments)
0701.6.1. Use previously learned strategies to comprehend informational texts (e.g., formulate questions before, during, and after reading; visualize, predict, identify the writer's purpose).
0701.6.10. Comprehend and interpret factual, quantitative, technical, or mathematical information presented in maps, charts, graphs, time lines, tables, and diagrams.
0701.6.2. Identify/infer the details that support the main idea of an informational text and identify the details supporting it.
0701.6.3. Recognize clear, but subtly stated relationships among ideas (e.g., cause/effect, comparative, sequential) in informational texts.
0701.6.4. Make inferences and draw conclusions.
0701.6.5. Summarize succinctly the main idea and supporting details (presented as text and/or visuals) in informational texts.
0701.6.6. Summarize, paraphrase, and critique texts.
0701.6.8. Recognize that print format varies according to purpose and genre (e.g., prose, poetry, newspapers/magazines, letters, dramas, technical manuals, textbooks).
0701.6.9. Use text features to locate information and make meaning from text (e.g., headings, key words, captions, tables of contents, footnotes, illustrations).
Grade Level Expectations
GLE 0701.6.1. Comprehend and summarize the main ideas and supporting details of informational texts.
GLE 0701.6.3. Read, interpret, and analyze text features that support informational texts.
State Performance Indicators
SPI 0701.6.2. Identify the main idea and supporting details in text.
SPI 0701.6.3. Use text features to locate information and make meaning from text (e.g., headings, key words, captions, footnotes).

0701.7. Media

Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
0701.7.1. Interpret how the sounds, images, and words used in television, radio, film, and the Internet are used to support the purpose of the production; evaluate the effectiveness of the techniques.
0701.7.2. Identify, analyze, and discuss the relationship between the visual (e.g., media images, painting, film, graphic arts) and the verbal in media and explain how the elements support or conflict with each other.
0701.7.3. Identify visual and sound techniques and design elements (e.g., special effects, camera angles, lighting, and music in television/film or layout, pictures, and typeface in print materials) in various media, and explain how they carry or influence messages.
Grade Level Expectations
GLE 0701.7.1. Analyze media for their ability to inform, persuade, and entertain.
GLE 0701.7.2. Examine the relationship between the visual (e.g., media images, painting, film, graphic arts) and the verbal in media.
GLE 0701.7.3. Recognize how visual and sound techniques and design elements (e.g., special effects, camera angles, music) carry or influence messages in various media.
State Performance Indicators
SPI 0701.7.2. Select the visual image that best reinforces a viewpoint or enhances a presentation.
SPI 0701.7.3. Identify the purpose of a medium (i.e., to inform, to persuade, to entertain, to describe).
SPI 0701.7.4. Draw an inference from a non-print medium.

0701.8. Literature

Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
0701.8.1. Use previously learned strategies to comprehend informational texts (e.g., formulate questions before, during, and after reading; visualize, predict, identify the writer's purpose).
0701.8.10. Explore how the author reveals character (e.g., what the author tells us, what the characters say about him or her, what the character does, what the character says, what the character thinks).
0701.8.12. Consider how forms and conventions within genres (poetry, drama, essays, short stories) affect meaning.
0701.8.14. Explain the purpose and use of structural elements particular to dramatic literature (e.g., scenes, acts, cast of characters, stage directions) in plays that are read or viewed.
0701.8.15. Identify and explain the stated or implied theme of a literary text.
0701.8.17. Identify the historical period in which a literary text was written and explain the text in light of this understanding.
0701.8.19. Determine the appropriate meaning of figurative words and phrases (e.g., idiom, metaphor, simile, personification, pun) in passages.
0701.8.2. Sequence and identify the plot's main events, their causes, and the influence of each event on future actions.
0701.8.3. Identify plot development techniques (e.g., foreshadowing and flashbacks) and explain their function in the text.
0701.8.4. Identify and describe character (major/minor, antagonists/protagonists) features and relationships in literary texts.
0701.8.6. Differentiate between internal and external conflict.
0701.8.7. Identify the kind(s) of conflict (e.g., person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. environment, person vs. technology) present in literary plots.
0701.8.8. Identify the basic elements of plot (i.e., exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution/denouement).
0701.8.9. Identify and analyze the setting (location and time) and its impact on plot, character, and theme in literary texts.
Grade Level Expectations
GLE 0701.8.1. Read and comprehend a variety of works from various forms of literature.
GLE 0701.8.2. Understand the characteristics of various literary genres (e.g., poetry, novel, biography, short story, essay, drama).
GLE 0701.8.3. Recognize the conventions of various literary genres.
GLE 0701.8.4. Analyze works of literature for what is suggested about the historical period in which they were written.
GLE 0701.8.5. Identify and analyze common literary terms (e.g., personification, conflict, theme).
State Performance Indicators
SPI 0701.8.1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of plot: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution/denouement.
SPI 0701.8.10. Identify and analyze figurative language (i.e., hyperbole, simile, metaphor, personification, pun) within context.
SPI 0701.8.11. Recognize and identify words within context that reveal particular time periods and cultures.
SPI 0701.8.12. Identify the author's purpose for writing.
SPI 0701.8.3. Distinguish among different genres (e.g., poetry, drama, biography, novel) using their distinguishing characteristics.
SPI 0701.8.4. Determine the common characteristics of literary drama, nonfiction, novels, poetry, and short stories.
SPI 0701.8.5. Identify the stated or implied theme of a literary text.
SPI 0701.8.6. Identify how the author reveals character (i.e., what the author tells us, what the characters say about him or her, what the character does, what the character says, what the character thinks).
SPI 0701.8.7. Identify flashback, foreshadowing, and symbolism within context.
SPI 0701.8.8. Analyze the effects of sound (i.e., accent, alliteration, onomatopoeia, repetition, rhyme, internal rhyme) in context.
SPI 0701.8.9. Identify the kind(s) of conflict present in a literary plot (i.e., person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. environment, person vs. technology).

TN.1.0. Reading: The student will develop the reading and listening skills necessary for word recognition, comprehension, interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and appreciation of print and nonprint text.

Accomplishments:

7.1.01. Continue to develop oral language and listening skills.
7.1.01.a. Continue to model active listening in both formal and informal settings.
7.1.01.b. Adhere to rules for public conversation.
7.1.01.d. Continue to organize and share information, stories, experiences, ideas, and feelings with others in both formal and informal situations.
7.1.01.f. Deliver an oral presentation, using multiple sources of information from any content area, utilizing visual aids for contextual support.
7.1.01.g. Use the proper stress, pitch, and juncture in oral reading and presenting.
7.1.01.h. Continue to use a variety of non-verbal communication techniques to enhance meaning (e.g., posture, gestures, facial expressions, tone of voice, eye contact).
7.1.02. Develop an understanding of the concepts of print and non-print materials.
7.1.02.a. Use parts of text effectively for learning (e.g., title page, preface, table of contents, epilogue, glossary, appendix, index).
7.1.02.b. Analyze the structure and organization of various text features to locate information (e.g., headings, key words, graphics, pictures, captions, sidebars).
7.1.02.c. Identify the differences among various print and non-print formats (i.e. prose, poetry, newspaper/magazine, letters, dramas, technical manuals, screenplays, photographs, works of art, and textbooks).
7.1.03. Expand reading skills through phonemic awareness.
7.1.03.b. Analyze patterns of rhyme and rhythm to determine effectiveness.
7.1.03.c. Analyze the effects of sound in language (e.g., alliteration , onomatopoeia, accent, repetition).
7.1.04. Use decoding strategies to read unfamiliar words.
7.1.04.a. Expand knowledge of root words, prefixes, and suffixes to facilitate the decoding of unknown words.
7.1.04.c. Continue to decode unknown grade level words utilizing previous learned strategies and verify the words meaning within the context of the selection.
7.1.05. Read to develop fluency, expression, and accuracy.
7.1.05.c. Continue to read using appropriate pronunciation, expression, and rate.
7.1.05.d. Continue to adjust speed based on the purpose for reading.
7.1.06. Expand reading vocabulary.
7.1.06.a. Continue to build vocabulary by listening to literature, participating in class discussions, and reading self-selected and assigned texts.
7.1.06.b. Build vocabulary by reading from a wide variety of texts, literary genres and modes.
7.1.06.c. Determine word meanings using expanded knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes.
7.1.06.d. Continue to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words using context clues, dictionaries, electronic sources, glossaries, and other resources.
7.1.06.e. Continue to replace unknown words with appropriate synonyms and/or antonyms to determine word meaning.
7.1.06.f. Analyze and incorporate grade appropriate synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, and multiple meaning words into reading vocabulary and writing.
7.1.06.g. Continue to foster word consciousness (e.g., word play, word walls, graphic organizers, nuances of words, new and unusual words to share).
7.1.06.h. Use mnemonic devices (e.g. rhyming words, vocabulary cartoons, kinesthetics) to acquire new vocabulary.
7.1.06.i. Continue to determine the correct meaning/usage of multiple meaning words.
7.1.06.j. Select the correct word or phrase to complete an analogy.
7.1.06.k. Consider word etymology and semantic change as part of vocabulary study.
7.1.06.m. Define connotation and denotation to use for vocabulary studies.
7.1.06.o. Identify words that serve as clues to reveal time periods and cultures represented (e.g. use of vocabulary associated with a particular time period, region, or country).
7.1.07. Employ pre-reading strategies to facilitate comprehension.
7.1.07.a. Continue to establish a purpose for reading (e.g., to understand, to interpret, to enjoy, to solve problems, to answer specific questions, to discover information/facts, to discover models of writing).
7.1.07.d. Continue to preview text, using supports (e.g., illustrations/pictures, captions, timelines, graphs, diagrams, headings, subheadings, and footnotes).
7.1.07.e. Explain the importance and the significance of the reading selections to learning and life.
7.1.07.f. Define significant words to be encountered in the text.
7.1.07.g. Make predictions about text.
7.1.07.h. Relate text to prior personal experiences or opinions, historical knowledge, and current events as well as previously read print and non-print texts.
7.1.08. Use active comprehension strategies to derive meaning while reading and to check for understanding after reading.
7.1.08.a. Derive meaning while reading by
7.1.08.a.2. Adjusting predictions made while pre-reading based on information gained.7.1.08.a.3. Continuing to predict outcomes, state reasonable generalizations, and draw conclusions based on prior knowledge and information gained while reading.7.1.08.a.4. Using metacognitive and self-monitoring strategies while reading (pausing, rereading, miscues, consulting other sources, reading ahead).7.1.08.a.5. Engaging in reading between the lines (i.e., imagining parallel events, stating implied information.)7.1.08.a.8. Making inferences and recognizing unstated assumptions.7.1.08.a.9. Verifying or modifying pre-reading purpose as addition information is obtained.
7.1.08.b. Derive meaning after reading by
7.1.08.b.1. Indicating and analyzing the sequence of events.7.1.08.b.10. Reflecting upon comprehension strategies utilized to make meaning from texts.7.1.08.b.12. Continuing to make connections among the various literary genres and themes with personal, historical, and cultural experiences.7.1.08.b.2. Recognizing and stating the main idea/central element in a given reading selection noting details that support the main idea/central element.7.1.08.b.3. Identifying the author's purpose and determining if the purpose is met.7.1.08.b.5. Finding contextual support for responses to questions, for assistance in formulating ideas and opinions, and for supporting personal responses.7.1.08.b.6. Analyzing cause and effect relationships.7.1.08.b.7. Analyzing statements as fact or opinion.7.1.08.b.8. Interpreting figurative language (e.g., idioms, similes, metaphors, personification, imagery, puns).7.1.08.b.9. Demonstrating an understanding of implied themes and identifying themes that commonly recur in literature.
7.1.09. Refine study skills and develop methods of research to enhance learning.
7.1.09.a. Use and discern appropriate reference sources in various formats (e.g. encyclopedias, card/electronic catalogs, almanacs, periodicals, Internet).
7.1.09.b. Use media (e.g. on-line catalog, non-fiction books, encyclopedias, CD-ROM, references, Internet) to view, read, and represent information.
7.1.09.d. Use a variety of reference sources (e.g., biographical sketches, letters, diaries, encyclopedia, periodicals).
7.1.09.f. Continue to use the dictionary, glossary, thesaurus, and other word-referenced materials.
7.1.09.h. Retrieve, organize, represent, and analyze information to demonstrate effectively knowledge acquired.
7.1.09.i. Develop and use notes that include important concepts, summaries, and identification of reference sources.
7.1.09.j. Analyze various forms of media and consider their impact on daily life.
7.1.09.k. Recognize and use the techniques of propaganda (i.e. bandwagon, loaded words, testimonials).
7.1.10. Develop skills to facilitate reading in a variety of content areas.
7.1.10.a. Increase and maintain vocabulary specific to content and to current events.
7.1.10.b. Continue to locate information using available text features (e.g., maps, charts, timelines, graphics, footnotes, indexes, glossaries, and tables of content, captions).
7.1.10.c. Apply and analyze comprehension skills and strategies to informational text in the content areas.
7.1.10.d. Continue to use self-correction strategies while reading (pausing, rereading, consulting other sources, miscues).
7.1.10.e. Continue to interact with the text.
7.1.11. Read independently for a variety of purposes.
7.1.11.a. Read for literary experience.
7.1.11.b. Read to gain information.
7.1.11.e. Read to expand vocabulary.
7.1.12. Experience and explore the elements of various literary and media genres.
7.1.12.a. Continue to read, view, and recognize various literary (e.g., short stories, novels, plays, legends, poetry, autobiographies/biographies, non-fiction of high interest) and media (e.g., music, films, videos, documentaries, visual and performing arts) genre
7.1.12.b. Recognize the distinguishing elements of various literary and media genres.
7.1.12.c. Identify the elements found in the exposition (i.e. introduction of characters, setting, and conflict) of print and non-print text.
7.1.12.d. Determine how the author develops characters/characterization (e.g., through words, speech, actions, thoughts, narrator, interactions, motivation).
7.1.12.e. Identify and explain the rising action, climax, and falling action of a story/event.
7.1.12.f. Identify words and phrases used by authors to create mood to establish a tone.
7.1.12.g. Compare and contrast elements of plot between or among stories.
7.1.12.i. Summarize and paraphrase selected passages/film clips for discussion and/or for written assignments or presentations.
7.1.12.j. Make inferences about print and non-print text.
7.1.12.k. Use deductive reasoning to facilitate and to extend understanding of print and non-print texts.
7.1.12.m. Demonstrate knowledge of similes, metaphors, personification, symbolism, idioms, puns, flashback and foreshadowing.
7.1.13. Develop and sustain a motivation for reading.
7.1.13.a. Visit libraries/media centers, book fairs, bookstores, and other print rich environments to explore books.

Learning Expectations:

1.01. Continue to develop oral language and listening skills.
1.06. Expand reading vocabulary.
1.08. Use active comprehension strategies to derive meaning while reading and to check for understanding after reading.
1.09. Refine study skills and develop methods of research to enhance learning.
1.11. Read independently for a variety of purposes.
1.12. Experience and explore the elements of various literary and media genres.
1.13. Develop and sustain a motivation for reading.

Performance Indicators State:

At Level 1, the student is able to
7.1.spi.1. Derive information from the following text features: timelines, graphs, headings, and subheadings within context.
7.1.spi.2. Determine the meaning of unknown words and/or multiple meaning words through the use of context clues.
7.1.spi.3. Replace unknown words in context with appropriate synonyms or antonyms.
7.1.spi.4. Make predictions about the outcome of a given passage.
7.1.spi.6. Identify the main idea in a reading selection.
7.1.spi.7. Distinguish between fact and opinion within context.
7.1.spi.8. Decode unknown grade level words in context, using previously learned strategies, such as analysis of affixes, as aids in determining meaning.
At Level 2, the student is able to
7.1.spi.10. Recognize and use grade appropriate and/or content specific vocabulary within context.
7.1.spi.12. Locate information using keywords and headings.
7.1.spi.13. Distinguish between poetry and prose and between biography and autobiography.
7.1.spi.14. Select the correct word or phrase to complete an analogy using synonyms, antonyms, categories, subcategories, whole/part, functions, verb forms, and rhymes.
7.1.spi.16. Draw inferences from selected passages.
7.1.spi.17. Identify the author's purpose for writing and/or the reader's purpose for reading.
7.1.spi.18. Analyze the cause and effect relationship in a given passage.
7.1.spi.19. Identify examples of propaganda techniques (i.e., bandwagon, loaded words, testimonials).
7.1.spi.20. Determine the common characteristics of short stories, novels, poetry, drama, and non-fiction.
7.1.spi.21. Recognize implied themes.
7.1.spi.22. Identify similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperbole within context.
7.1.spi.23. Analyze the effect within context of the sound devices of onomatopoeia, alliteration, accent, rhyme, and repetition.
At Level 3, the student is able to
7.1.spi.24. Recognize and identify words within context that reveal particular time periods and cultures.
7.1.spi.25. Identify at least two ways by which an author reveals character traits in a given passage.
7.1.spi.26. Identify symbolism, flashback, and foreshadowing within context.
7.1.spi.28. Identify examples of sound devices (e.g., rhyme, alliteration, slant rhyme, repetition, and internal rhyme) in context.

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