7th Grade English


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ELA-07.W.07

7th Grade ELA Targeted Standards
(W) Writing Strand
Cluster: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA-07.W.07 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify different modes of research-based writing.
  • I can define thesis and select supporting details.
  • I can define the term relevance - connects to the matter at hand.
  • I can choose information from a variety of sources.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can organize research into a workable document.
  • I can interpret my research for supporting details pertaining to my main idea.
  • I can formulate relevant research questions.
  • I can create questions to be answered about my topic.
  • I can blend sources to support one topic.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can conduct small research projects that answer a predetermined question.
  • I can draw on several sources for research.
  • I can generate additional information that drives further research and investigation.
  • I can question the information's relevance.
  • I can conduct an investigation into the relevance of a source and its information.
  • I can use a variety of sources.
  • I can assemble a group of sources.

Product Targets

  • I can construct a research-based report from gathered information.
  • I can create questions to be answered about my topic.
  • I can develop a short research project relating to relevant questioning.
  • I can create a product from my sources.

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

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ELA-07.W.08

7th Grade ELA Targeted Standard
(W) Writing Strand
Cluster: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA-07.W.08 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can choose from a variety of sources.
  • I can understand copyright laws.
  • I can identify authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency, and coverage of a source.
  • I can define bias.
  • I can identify the reliability of a source.
  • I can define plagiarism.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can blend sources to support one topic.
  • I can interpret the meaning of text and summarize it in writing.
  • I can paraphrase information.
  • I can summarize information.
  • I can analyze a source for its reliability and validity.
  • I can analyze the comprehensiveness of a source.
  • I can analyze a source for author's bias and expertise.
  • I can evaluate my sources to determine if they are recent, relevant and reliable.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can use a variety of sources.
  • I can assemble a group of sources.
  • I can distinguish between plagiarized and original material.
  • I can organize information in a note card format.
  • I can record an evaluation of my sources.
  • I can investigate the relevance of a source and its information.
  • I can demonstrate my ability to quote, summarize and paraphrase accurately to avoid plagiarism.

Product Targets

  • I can create a product from my sources.
  • I can produce original work.
  • I can produce note cards of summary information.
  • I can create a research based product from accurate and credible sources.
  • I can produce a works cited page to aid in avoiding plagiarism.

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

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ELA-07.W.09

7th Grade ELA Targeted Standards
(W) Writing Strand
Cluster: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA-07.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

  • a. Apply grade 7 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history").
  • b. Apply grade 7 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., "Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is sufficient to support the claims").

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can understand information and evidence from a variety of sources.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can organize the information and evidence from a variety of sources to support the main idea.

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

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Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can collect the information and evidence to assemble a final work.

Product Targets

  • I can produce a work based on information and evidence.

ELA-07.W.09a

7th Grade ELA Targeted Standards
(W) Writing Strand
Cluster: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

ELA-07.W.09a Apply grade 7 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history”).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can understand information and evidence from a variety of sources.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can organize the information and evidence from a variety of sources to support the main idea.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can collect the information and evidence to assemble a final work

Product Targets

  • I can produce a work based on information and evidence.

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

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ELA-07.W.09b

7th Grade ELA Targeted Standards
(W) Writing Strand
Cluster: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

ELA-07.W.09b Apply grade 7 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g. “Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims”).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can understand information and evidence from a variety of sources

Reasoning Targets

  • I can organize the information and evidence from a variety of sources to support the main idea

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can collect the information and evidence to assemble a final work

Product Targets

  • I can produce a work based on information and evidence

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

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ELA-07.W.10

7th Grade ELA Targeted Standards
(W) Writing Strand
Cluster: Range of Writing

ELA-07.W.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

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