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Seventh Grade ELA Activities

Preview the standards covered within eSpark’s adaptive, self-paced pathways and assignments for Seventh Grade English Language Arts.

Reading Literature

7.RL.1

Cite Textual Evidence

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

7.RL.2

Thematic Development

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

7.RL.3

Elements of a Short Story

Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

7.RL.4

Figurative Language

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.

7.RL.5

Text Structure

Analyze how a drama's or poem's form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.

7.RL.6

Contrasting Point of View

Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.

7.RL.7

Compare Text and Multimedia

Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film).

7.RL.9

Historical Fiction

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.

Reading Informational Text

7.RI.1

Textual Evidence and Inference

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

7.RI.2

Central Ideas in a Text

Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

7.RI.3

How Ideas Are Related

Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).

7.RI.5

Text Structure

Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.

7.RI.6

Author's Point of View and Goal

Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.

7.RI.7

Print vs. Multimedia Text

Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

7.RI.8

Compare Texts, Analyze Arguments

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.

7.RI.9

Compare Texts, Analyze Arguments

Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.