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7.1 The student will demonstrate an ability to understand and analyze a variety of written texts across reading genres.

7.2 The student will demonstrate an ability to understand and analyze literary texts.

  • 7.2.3 Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding.

  • 7.2.4 Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.

    • 7.2.4.A analyze the importance of graphical elements (e.g., capital letters, line length, word position) on the meaning of a poem.

  • 7.2.5 Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of drama and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.

    • 7.2.5.A explain a playwright's use of dialogue and stage directions.

  • 7.2.6 Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.

    • 7.2.6.A explain the influence of the setting on plot development;

    • 7.2.6.B analyze the development of the plot through the internal and external responses of the characters, including their motivations and conflicts;

    • 7.2.6.C analyze different forms of point of view, including first-person, third-person omniscient, and third-person limited.

  • 7.2.8 Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author's sensory language creates imagery in literary text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.

  • 7.2.13 Students use comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics, and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts.

    • 7.2.13.A interpret both explicit and implicit messages in various forms of media;

    • 7.2.13.C evaluate various ways media influences and informs audiences.

  • 7.2.Figure 19 Students use a flexible range of metacognitive reading skills in both assigned and independent reading to understand an author's message. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts as they become self-directed, critical readers.

7.3 The student will demonstrate an ability to understand and analyze informational texts.