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Kinds of Sentences Seventh Grade English Language Arts
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Capitalization Seventh Grade English Language Arts
Author's Purpose Seventh Grade English Language Arts
Subject and Verb Agreement Seventh Grade English Language Arts

Missouri Standards for Eighth Grade English Language Arts

MO.IL. Information Literacy

IL.1. Develop and apply effective research process skills to gather, analyze and evaluate information

IL.1.D. Sources Consulted: Document research sources using a given citation format (CA 4 1.4, 1.7, 1.8, 2.3, 4.4; FR I 3d, IV 3d, 5-8)

IL.2. Develop and apply effective skills and strategies to analyze and evaluate oral and visual media

IL.2.A. Media Messages: Analyze and synthesize two or more messages conveyed in various media (e.g., videos, pictures, web-sites, artwork, plays and/or news programs) (CA 5 1.5, 1.7, 2.7; FR I 5a, II 1a, III 3c, 5-8)

MO.LS. Listening and Speaking

LS.1. Develop and apply effective listening skills and strategies

LS.1.B. Listening Behavior: Use active-listening behaviors (e.g., asks questions of speaker and uses body language and facial expressions to indicate agreement, disagreement or confusion) (CA 5, 6 1.5; FR II 5b, III 1c, IV 1e, 5-8)

LS.2. Develop and apply effective speaking skills and strategies for various audiences and purposes

LS.2.A. Discussion and Presentation: In discussions and presentations, (CA 1, 6 2.1, 2.3, 4.6; FR II 2c-d, 4a-g, 5a, c, 6c-d, III 4b-c, e, IV 1d, 3a, c, f, 5-8):
LS.2.A.a. Use appropriate body language
LS.2.A.c. Respond to questions

MO.R. Reading

R.1. Develop and apply skills and strategies to the reading process

R.1.E. Vocabulary: Develop vocabulary through text, using (DOK 2; CA 2, 3, 1.5, 1.6):
R.1.E.a. Roots and affixes
R.1.E.b. Context clues
R.1.E.c. Glossary, dictionary and thesaurus
R.1.F. Pre-Reading: Apply pre-reading strategies to aid comprehension (DOK 2; CA 2, 3, 1.5, 1.6):
R.1.F.d. Set a purpose and rate for reading
R.1.G. During Reading: During reading, utilize strategies to (DOK 2; CA 2, 3, 1.5, 1.6):
R.1.G.b. Self-monitor comprehension
R.1.G.d. Infer
R.1.H. Post-Reading: Apply post-reading skills to comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate text (DOK 3; CA 2, 3, 1.5, 1.6):
R.1.H.b. Identify and explain the relationship between the main idea and supporting details
R.1.H.e. Reflect
R.1.H.f. Draw conclusions
R.1.H.g. Analyze

R.2. Develop and apply skills and strategies to comprehend, analyze and evaluate fiction, poetry and drama from a variety of cultures and times

R.2.A. Text Features: Use grade level text to (DOK 2; CA 2, 3, 1.5, 1.6, 3.5):
R.2.A.b. Recognize and interpret the text features of fiction, poetry and drama
R.2.B. Literary Techniques: Identify and explain literary techniques, in text emphasizing (DOK 2; CA 2, 1.5, 1.6, 3.5):
R.2.B.b. Dialect
R.2.C. Literary Elements: Use details from text to (DOK 3; CA 2, 1.5, 1.6, 2.4, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8):
R.2.C.a. Demonstrate comprehension skills previously introduced
R.2.C.b. Identify and explain flashback, mood and theme
R.2.C.f. Interpret behaviors, motives, and consequences of characters' actions
R.2.C.g. Evaluate problem-solving processes of characters
R.2.C.h. Evaluate effectiveness of solutions
R.2.C.i. Make inferences

R.3. Develop and apply skills and strategies to comprehend, analyze and evaluate nonfiction (such as biographies, newspapers, technical manuals) from a variety of cultures and times

R.3.A. Text Features: Explain, analyze and evaluate the author's use of text features to clarify meaning (DOK 3; CA 3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.4, 3.5)
R.3.B. Literary Techniques: Identify and explain literary techniques and figurative language in nonfiction text, emphasizing (DOK 2; CA 3, 1.5, 1.6):
R.3.B.b. Dialect
R.3.C. Text Structure: Use details from text to (DOK 3; CA 3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.4, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8):
R.3.C.a. Demonstrate comprehension skills previously introduced
R.3.C.b. Evaluate adequacy of evidence presented by author
R.3.C.c. Determine author's purpose based on text analysis
R.3.C.d. Compare and contrast
R.3.C.e. Determine importance of information
R.3.C.f. Analyze point of view
R.3.C.g. Determine authors' viewpoints
R.3.C.i. Determine importance of information
R.3.C.l. Analyze accuracy of information

MO.W. Writing

W.2. Compose well-developed text

W.2.C. Organization and Sentence Structure: Compose text with (DOK 3; CA 4, 2.1):
W.2.C.d. A variety of sentence structures, including compound-complex sentences
W.2.C.e. Cohesive devices, including transitions, repetition, pronoun antecedent, and parallel structure
W.2.E. Conventions: In written text (DOK 1; CA 1, 2.2):
W.2.E.a. Use conventions of capitalization,
W.2.E.c. Use correct pronoun case

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