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- Key Ideas and Details
- ELA.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the literary text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
- ELA.7.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a literary text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
- ELA.7.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
- ELA.7.4 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the informational text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
- ELA.7.5 Determine two or more central ideas in an informational text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
- ELA.7.6 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in an informational text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
- Craft and Structure
- ELA.7.7 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a literary 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.
- ELA.7.8 Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy or sonnet) contributes to its meaning.
- ELA.7.9 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a literary text.
- ELA.7.10 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in an informational text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
- ELA.7.11 Analyze the structure an author uses to organize an informational text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
- ELA.7.12 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in an informational text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
- Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
- ELA.7.13 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).
- ELA.7.14 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.
- ELA.7.15 Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the informational text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the power of the words).
- ELA.7.16 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in an informational text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
- ELA.7.17 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.
- Range of Reading and Text Complexity
- ELA.7.18 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 6–8 text complexity range proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
- ELA.7.19 By the end of the year, read and comprehend nonfiction and other informational texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity range proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.