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Pennsylvania seventh-grade language arts standards

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IXL's seventh-grade skills will be aligned to the Pennsylvania Assessment Anchors soon! Until then, you can view a complete list of seventh-grade standards below. Be sure to check out the language arts practice problems in IXL's 109 seventh-grade skills.


7.E07.D Language

  • 7.E07.D.1 Conventions of Standard English

    • 7.E07.D.1.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage.

      • 7.E07.D.1.1.1 Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.

      • 7.E07.D.1.1.2 Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.

      • 7.E07.D.1.1.3 Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers.

      • 7.E07.D.1.1.4 Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.

      • 7.E07.D.1.1.5 Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).

      • 7.E07.D.1.1.6 Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.

      • 7.E07.D.1.1.7 Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-on sentences.

      • 7.E07.D.1.1.8 Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their, they're).

      • 7.E07.D.1.1.9 Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.

    • 7.E07.D.1.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

      • 7.E07.D.1.2.1 Use a comma to separate coordinate adjectives (e.g., It was a fascinating, enjoyable movie but not He wore an old[,] green shirt).

      • 7.E07.D.1.2.2 Spell correctly.

      • 7.E07.D.1.2.3 Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, and dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.

      • 7.E07.D.1.2.4 Use punctuation to separate items in a series.

  • 7.E07.D.2 Knowledge of Language

    • 7.E07.D.2.1 Use knowledge of language and its conventions.

      • 7.E07.D.2.1.1 Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.

      • 7.E07.D.2.1.2 Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.

      • 7.E07.D.2.1.3 Maintain consistency in style and tone.

      • 7.E07.D.2.1.4 Choose punctuation for effect.

      • 7.E07.D.2.1.5 Choose words and phrases for effect.