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7.A The student will apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, appreciate, and respond to a wide variety of texts.

  • 7.A.1 The student will expand vocabulary through word study, literature, and class discussion.

  • 7.A.2 The student will identify words rapidly so that attention is directed to the meaning of the text.

    • 7.A.2.1 Read regularly in independent-level materials (texts in which no more than 1 in 20 words is difficult for the reader) fluently and accurately, and with appropriate time, change in voice, and expression.

    • 7.A.2.2 Read regularly in instructional-level materials that are challenging but manageable (text in which no more than approximately 1 in 10 words is difficult for the reader; a "typical" seventh grader reads 135 words per minute).

    • 7.A.2.3 Increase silent reading speed and comprehension through daily, independent reading.

    • 7.A.2.4 Read silently for increased periods of time.

    • 7.A.2.5 Use punctuation as a cue for pausing and characterization while reading.

  • 7.A.3 The student will interact with the words and concepts in a text to construct an appropriate meaning.

    • 7.A.3.1 Literal Understanding

      • 7.A.3.1.a Apply prereading strategies when reading both fiction and nonfiction that is appropriately designed for grade level.

        • 7.A.3.1.a.1 Determine the purpose for reading such as to be informed, entertained, or persuaded.

        • 7.A.3.1.a.2 Preview the material and use prior knowledge to make connections between text and personal experience.

      • 7.A.3.1.b Recognize transition words to guide understanding of the text (e.g., as a result, first of all, furthermore).

      • 7.A.3.1.c Show understanding by asking questions and supporting answers with literal information from text.

    • 7.A.3.2 Inference and Interpretation

      • 7.A.3.2.a Make inferences and draw conclusions with evidence drawn from the text and/or student experiences.

      • 7.A.3.2.b Make inferences supported by a character's thoughts, words, and actions or the narrator's description.

    • 7.A.3.3 Summary and Generalization

      • 7.A.3.3.a Summarize the main idea and how it is supported with specific details.

      • 7.A.3.3.b Recall major points in the text and make and revise predictions.

      • 7.A.3.3.c Recognize the importance and relevance of details on the development of the plot.

      • 7.A.3.3.d Support reasonable statements by reference to relevant aspects of text and examples.

    • 7.A.3.4 Analysis and Evaluation

      • 7.A.3.4.a Compare and contrast points of view, such as first person, third person, limited and omniscient, and explain their effect on the overall theme of a literary work.

      • 7.A.3.4.b Evaluate events that advance the plot of a literary work and how those events relate to past, present, or future actions.

      • 7.A.3.4.c Analyze character traits, conflicts, motivations, points of view, and changes that occur within the story and discuss the importance to the plot or theme.

      • 7.A.3.4.d Evaluate the accuracy or appropriateness of the evidence used by the author to support claims and assertions.

      • 7.A.3.4.e Distinguish between stated fact, reasoned judgment, and opinion in text.

    • 7.A.3.5 Monitoring and Correction Strategies

      • 7.A.3.5.a Monitor the understanding of text and use correcting strategies, such as rereading a portion, using reference aids, or searching for content when needed.

      • 7.A.3.5.b Make, confirm, and revise predictions when reading.

      • 7.A.3.5.c Adjust reading rate and determine appropriate strategies to match the purpose, difficulty, and characteristics of the text.

  • 7.A.4 The student will read, construct meaning, and respond to a wide variety of literary forms.

    • 7.A.4.1 Demonstrate a knowledge of and an appreciation for various forms of literature.

      • 7.A.4.1.a Analyze the characteristics of genres, including short story, novel, drama, poetry, and nonfiction.

      • 7.A.4.1.b Analyze characteristics of subgenres, including autobiography, biography, fable, folk tale, mystery, and myth.

    • 7.A.4.2 Demonstrate knowledge of literary elements and techniques and how they affect the development of a literary work.

      • 7.A.4.2.a Analyze and explain elements of fiction, including plot, conflict, resolution, character, setting, theme, and point of view.

      • 7.A.4.2.b Identify and explain techniques of direct and indirect characterization in fiction.

      • 7.A.4.2.c Describe how the author's perspective, argument, or point of view affects the text.

      • 7.A.4.2.d Analyze inferred and recurring themes in literary works (e.g., bravery, loyalty, historical).

    • 7.A.4.3 The student will identify figurative language and sound devices and will analyze how they affect the development of a literary work.

    • 7.A.4.4 The student will read and respond to historically and culturally significant works of literature.

      • 7.A.4.4.a Analyze and evaluate works of literature and the historical context in which they were written.

      • 7.A.4.4.b Analyze and evaluate literature from various cultures to broaden cultural awareness.

      • 7.A.4.4.c Compare similar characters, settings, and themes from varied literary traditions.

  • 7.A.5 The student will conduct research and organize information.

    • 7.A.5.1 Select the best source for a given purpose.

      • 7.A.5.1.a Use library catalogs and computer databases to locate sources for research topics.

      • 7.A.5.1.b Access a variety of primary and secondary sources to locate information relevant to research questions.

      • 7.A.5.1.c Gather data for research purposes through interviews (e.g., prepare and organize relevant questions, make notes of responses, and compile the information).

      • 7.A.5.1.d Use organizational strategies as an aid to comprehend increasingly difficult content material.

      • 7.A.5.1.e Note instances of persuasion, propaganda, and faulty reasoning in text.

      • 7.A.5.1.f Use reference features of printed text, such as citations, endnotes, and bibliographies to locate relevant information about a topic.

    • 7.A.5.2 The student will analyze and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

      • 7.A.5.2.a Record, organize, and display relevant information from multiple sources in systematic ways (e.g., outlines, graphic organizers, or note cards).

      • 7.A.5.2.b Interpret and use graphic sources of information such as graphs, maps, timelines, or tables, to address research questions.

      • 7.A.5.2.c Analyze and paraphrase or summarize information gathered from a variety of sources into a research paper.

      • 7.A.5.2.d Determine the appropriateness of an information source for a research topic.

      • 7.A.5.2.e Identify and credit the sources used to gain information for both quoted and paraphrased information in a bibliography using a consistent format.