7th Grade Language Arts
Office Hours: M-F, 1:45-2:15pm and by appointment
Phone: 453-4200 ext. 2344
Grade 7 Framework
The seventh grade curriculum is based on the Common Core State Standards/Maine Learning Results. Our goal is for students to learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of contexts and to meet the particular challenges of reading, writing, speaking and listening across content areas and throughout their lives.
Grade 7 Core Learning Objectives -
English Language Arts
Students will study and attempt to master the whole of the grade 7 Common Core Standards. In order to aid in the mastery of these standards, we have chosen the following specific core standards on which to focus.
Speaking and Listening 6-12: Comprehension and Collaboration
Obj. 1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one- on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics,texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
*Guiding principles: A: A Clear and Effective Communicator who:
1.Understands the attributes and techniques that positively impact
construction and conveying meaning for a variety of purposes and
through a variety of modes.
2. Uses evidence and logic appropriately in communication.
3. Adjusts communication based on the audience.
Writing Standards 6-12:Production and Distribution of Writing
Obj. 5: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
*Guiding principles: B: Self directed and Lifelong learner who:
1.Understands the importance of embracing and nurturing a growth
2.Demonstrates reliability and concern for quality.
Reading Standards for Literature 6-12
Standard Core Objective: #1
#1. Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
*Guiding principles C: A Creative and Practical Problem Solver who:
1.Is skilled at selecting and applying a process of problem-solving to deepen understanding and determine whether redefining the goal is a better way of addressing a problem situation and continuing to consider other alternative solutions until one resonates as the best one.
2. Frames questions, makes predictions and designs data/information collection and analysis strategies.
Reading Standards for Information 6-12
Standard Core Objective: #2
2. 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.
*Guiding Principles B: A Self directed and Lifelong learner who:
1.Understands the importance of embracing and nurturing a growth mindset.
2.. Recognizes the need for information and locates and evaluates resources.
Language Standards 6-12
Standard Core Objective:#4
4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple -meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.