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Virginia seventh-grade language arts standards

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IXL's seventh-grade skills will be aligned to the Virginia Standards of Learning 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.

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7. Reading

  • 7.7.4 The student will read to determine the meanings and pronunciations of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.

    • 7.7.4.a Identify word origins and derivations.

    • 7.7.4.b Use roots, cognates, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary.

    • 7.7.4.c Identify and analyze figurative language.

    • 7.7.4.d Identify connotations.

    • 7.7.4.e Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.

    • 7.7.4.f Extend general and specialized vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

  • 7.7.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry.

    • 7.7.5.a Describe the elements of narrative structure including setting, character development, plot structure, theme, and conflict.

    • 7.7.5.b Compare and contrast various forms and genres of fictional text.

    • 7.7.5.c Identify conventional elements and characteristics of a variety of genres.

    • 7.7.5.d Describe the impact of word choice, imagery, and literary devices including figurative language.

    • 7.7.5.e Make, confirm, and revise predictions.

    • 7.7.5.f Use prior and background knowledge as a context for new learning.

    • 7.7.5.g Make inferences and draw conclusions based on the text.

    • 7.7.5.h Identify the main idea.

    • 7.7.5.i Summarize text relating supporting details.

    • 7.7.5.j Identify the author’s organizational pattern.

    • 7.7.5.k Identify cause and effect relationships.

    • 7.7.5.l Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

  • 7.7.6 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.

    • 7.7.6.a Use prior and background knowledge as a context for new learning.

    • 7.7.6.b Use text structures to aid comprehension.

    • 7.7.6.c Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases.

    • 7.7.6.d Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information.

    • 7.7.6.e Differentiate between fact and opinion.

    • 7.7.6.f Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts.

    • 7.7.6.g Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author’s viewpoint.

    • 7.7.6.h Identify the main idea.

    • 7.7.6.i Summarize text identifying supporting details.

    • 7.7.6.j Identify cause and effect relationships.

    • 7.7.6.k Organize and synthesize information for use in written formats.

    • 7.7.6.l Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.