Virginia Standards 7th Grade ELA Activities
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VA.ESOL. Virginia 2010 English Standards of Learning
Communication: Speaking, Listening, Media Literacy
7.1. The student will participate in and contribute to conversations, group discussions, and oral presentations.
7.1.e) Use a variety of strategies to listen actively.
7.2. The student will identify and demonstrate the relationship between a speaker's verbal and nonverbal messages.
7.2.a) Use verbal communication skills, such as word choice, pitch, feeling, tone, and voice appropriate for the intended audience.
7.2.b) Use nonverbal communication skills, such as eye contact, posture, and gestures to enhance verbal communication skills.
7.2.c) Compare/contrast a speaker's verbal and nonverbal messages.
7.3. The student will understand the elements of media literacy.
7.3.c) Describe how word choice and visual images convey a viewpoint.
7.4. The student will read to determine the meanings and pronunciations of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.
7.4.a) Identify word origins and derivations.
7.4.b) Use roots, cognates, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary.
7.4.c) Identify and analyze figurative language.
7.4.d) Identify connotations.
7.4.e) Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.
7.4.f) Extend general and specialized vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
7.5. The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry.
7.5.a) Describe the elements of narrative structure including setting, character development, plot structure, theme, and conflict.
7.5.c) Identify conventional elements and characteristics of a variety of genres.
7.5.d) Describe the impact of word choice, imagery, and literary devices including figurative language.
7.5.e) Make, confirm, and revise predictions.
7.5.g) Make inferences and draw conclusions based on the text.
7.5.h) Identify the main idea.
7.5.i) Summarize text relating supporting details.
7.5.k) Identify cause and effect relationships.
7.5.l) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
7.6. The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.
7.6.d) Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information.
7.6.e) Differentiate between fact and opinion.
7.6.f) Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts.
7.6.h) Identify the main idea.
7.6.i) Summarize text identifying supporting details.
7.6.j) Identify cause and effect relationships.
7.6.k) Organize and synthesize information for use in written formats.
7.6.l) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
7.9. The student will apply knowledge of appropriate reference materials to produce a research product.
7.9.d) Cite primary and secondary sources.
7.9.e) Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
7.7. The student will write in a variety of forms with an emphasis on exposition, narration, and persuasion.
7.7.e) Compose a topic sentence or thesis statement.
7.7.h) Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.
7.7.i) Use clauses and phrases for sentence variety.
7.8. The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing.
7.8.b) Choose appropriate adjectives and adverbs to enhance writing.
7.8.d) Use subject-verb agreement with intervening phrases and clauses.
7.8.e) Edit for verb tense consistency and point of view.
7.8.h) Use correct spelling for commonly used words.
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