Grade 7 ELA and Math

Grade English Language Arts: Based on the Common Core State Standards

Integration of reading, writing, language, speaking and listening skills that are designed to:

  • Develop depth of understanding
  • Produce effective and well-grounded writing
  • Use effective speaking and listening skills
  • Engage in research/inquiry to investigate, analyze, etc.
  • Involve students in frequent and essential collaboration

1stQuarter Focus: Informative Writing

  1. Explain what it means to cite information.
  2. Find several pieces of textual evidence for support.
  3. Make inferences.
  4. Define figurative language.
  5. Explain the impact of types of figurative language on a piece of literature.
  6. Explain the impact of meaning and tone.
  7. Explain how poetic and dramatic structure affects meaning.
  8. Determine the meaning of unknown words.
  9. Explain how the author uses structure to develop ideas.
  10. Prepare for and participate in a variety of discussions, following the appropriate rules, by questioning, responding, summarizing, and understanding.
  11. Understand and explain various formats of information.

2ndQuarter Focus: Opinion Writing

  1. Determine a theme and analyze its development.
  2. Write and present an unbiased summary.
  3. Determine and explain two or more central ideas throughout a text.
  4. Analyze the interactions between people, ideas, and situations.
  5. Explain the author’s point of view and how it relates to the point of view of others.
  6. Identify and evaluate a speaker’s argument and claims as to the reasoning, relevance, and sufficiency.
  7. Present claims and findings logically using relevant facts and details.
  8. Use appropriate eye contact, volume, and pronunciation in oral presentations.
  9. Write an argumentative paper with clear reasoning and relevant evidence.
  10. Use the writing process.
  11. Demonstrate command of conventions when writing and speaking.

3rdQuarter Focus: Narrative Writing

  1. Define story elements and how they interact.
  2. Compare and contrast character and/or narrator point of view.
  3. Compare and contrast the differences between various forms of media.
  4. Use formal language in the classroom.
  5. Do narrative writing.
  6. Demonstrate command of conventions when writing and speaking.
  7. Interpret and use figurative language

4thQuarter Focus: Research

  1. Compare and contrast fictional, historical, and historical fiction works.
  2. Use multi media in a presentation.
  3. Conduct research and write a clear, coherent, and grade-level appropriate writing.
  4. Use and cite relevant information from multiple sources to support findings.
  5. Consult reference materials to verify word choice and meaning.

Grade Mathematics: Based on the Common Core State Standards

  • Develop depth of understanding; explain and apply concepts
  • Carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency
  • Construct viable arguments to support reasoning and critique the reasoning of others
  • Analyze complex, real-world scenarios and use mathematics to interpret and problem solve
  • Essential student collaboration in a problem-solving setting

Proportional reasoning with rates

  1. Evaluate unit rates associated with ratios.

Solving inequalities

  1. Create and evaluate inequalities.

Positive rational number operations

  1. Evaluate real world and math problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.

Geometric constructions

  1. Apply facts about supplementary, complementary, vertical, and adjacent angles in multi-step problems.
  2. Create geometric shapes with given conditions.

Solving equations

  1. Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.
  2. Understand that rewriting an expression in different forms can show how the quantities are related.
  3. Create and evaluate equations.
  4. Create an equation from a word problem and solve it fluently and proficiently.
  5. Create an inequality from a word problem and solve it fluently and proficiently.

Understanding positive and negative rational number operations

  1. Apply and extend previous understandings of rational numbers in relation to the number line.
  2. Understand and apply number properties to rational numbers.
  3. Analyze and evaluate adding and subtracting rational numbers.
  4. Apply and evaluate previous knowledge of multiplying rational numbers.
  5. Analyze and evaluate multiplication and division of rational numbers.
  6. Convert a rational number to a decimal using long division.

Sampling, inferences and comparing populations

  1. Understand that statistics can be used to gain information about a population.
  2. Analyze and evaluate random samples to draw inferences about populations with unknown characteristics.
  3. Evaluate the measures of central tendency between one or more groups.

Probability of simple events

  1. Understand that probability of chance is an event between zero and one.
  2. Evaluate the probability of an event happening and predict the relative frequency.
  3. Create a probability model and compare to observe frequencies.

Probability of compound events

  1. Evaluate probability of compound events using multiple events (using lists, tables, diagrams, and simulations).

Plane sections of -D figures

  1. Understand and analyze the two-dimensional figures that result from slicing a three-dimensional figure.

Representing other algebraic relationships

  1. Create and apply algebraic rules for proportional and non-proportional linear relationships.
  2. Apply proportional relationships to solve multi-step ratio and percent problems.

Proportional relationships

  1. Evaluate whether two quantities are in a proportional relationship.
  2. Identify the constant or scale of proportionality (in tables, graphs, equations, diagrams, and verbal descriptions).

Proportional reasoning with percents

  1. Apply and evaluate proportional relationships to solve multi-step ratio and percent problems.

Proportional reasoning with scale drawings

  1. Evaluate problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures.

Length and area in -D figures

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic area formulas.
  2. Remember and apply formulas for circumference of a circle.
  3. Evaluate real world and mathematical problems involving area and surface area of two-dimensional objects.

Volume and surface area of -D figures

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic volume and surface area formulas.
  2. Evaluate real world and mathematical problems involving volume and surface area of three-dimensional objects.

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