7.7.4 The student will read to determine the meanings and pronunciations of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts. a) Identify word origins and derivations. b) Use roots, cognates, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary. c) Identify and analyze figurative language. d) Identify connotations. e) Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words. f) Extend general and specialized vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
7.7.4.A use word structure to analyze and find relationships among words.
126.96.36.199 distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., refined, respectful, polite, diplomatic, condescending), recognizing that some words have technical meanings based on context such as stern.
7.7.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry. a) Describe the elements of narrative structure including setting, character development, plot structure, theme, and conflict. b) Compare and contrast various forms and genres of fictional text. c) Identify conventional elements and characteristics of a variety of genres. d) Describe the impact of word choice, imagery, and literary devices including figurative language. e) Make, confirm, and revise predictions. f) Use prior and background knowledge as a context for new learning. g) Make inferences and draw conclusions based on the text. h) Identify the main idea. i) Summarize text relating supporting details. j) Identify the author's organizational pattern. k) Identify cause and effect relationships. l) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
7.7.5.A recognize that authors make deliberate choices to create literary works.
7.7.5.B understand that language has an impact on readers.
7.7.6 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts. a) Use prior and background knowledge as a context for new learning. b) Use text structures to aid comprehension. c) Identify an author's organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases. d) Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information. e) Differentiate between fact and opinion. f) Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts. g) Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author's viewpoint. h) Identify the main idea. i) Summarize text identifying supporting details. j) Identify cause and effect relationships. k) Organize and synthesize information for use in written formats. l) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
7.7.6.A use the reading process to activate prior knowledge, predict, question, clarify, infer, organize, compare, summarize, and synthesize.
7.7.6.B choose graphic organizers based on the internal text structure most prevalent in the text in order to track key points and summarize the text.