Nebraska English Learning Standards — Grade 7


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LA 7.1.1

Students will demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of print.

LA 7.1.2

Students will demonstrate phonological awareness through oral activities

LA 7.1.3

Students will use knowledge of phonetic and structural analysis to read and write grade-level text across all disciplines.

LA 7.1.4a

Apply elements of prosodic reading to a group of related texts and explore their potential for performance

LA 7.1.4b

Adjust oral or silent reading pace based on purpose, text difficulty, form, and style

LA 7.1.5a

Determine meaning of words through structural analysis, using knowledge of Greek, Latin, and Anglo-Saxon roots, prefixes, and suffixes to understand complex words, including words in science, mathematics, and social studies

LA 7.1.5b

Relate new grade level vocabulary to prior knowledge and use in new situations.

LA 7.1.5c

Select and apply knowledge of context clues (e.g., word, phrase, sentence, and paragraph clues, re-reading) and text features (e.g., glossary, headings, subheadings, index, tables, maps, graphs, charts) appropriate to a particular text to determine meaning of unknown words

LA 7.1.5d

Analyze semantic relationships (e.g., figurative language, connotations, subtle distinctions)

LA 7.1.5e

Determine meaning using print and digital reference materials

LA 7.1.6a

Identify and analyze elements of narrative text (e.g., character development, setting, plot development, conflict, point of view, theme

LA 7.1.6c

Analyze authors use of literary devices (e.g., foreshadowing, personification, idiom, oxymoron, hyperbole, flashback, suspense, symbolism, irony)

LA 7.1.6d

Summarize, analyze, and synthesize informational text using main idea and supporting details

LA 7.1.6e

Apply knowledge of organizational patterns found in informational text (e.g., sequence, description, cause and effect, compare/contrast, fact/opinion, proposition/support)

LA 7.1.6f

Apply knowledge of text features to locate information and gain meaning from a text (e.g., index, annotations, maps, charts, tables, graphs, headings, subheadings)

LA 7.1.6g

Explain and make inferences based on the characteristics of narrative and informational genres (e.g., textbooks, myths, fantasies, science fiction, drama, periodicals, essays)

LA 7.1.6h

Explain the social, historical, cultural, and biographical influences in a variety of genres

LA 7.1.6i

Use narrative and informational text to develop a national and global multi-cultural perspective

LA 7.1.6j

Generate and/or answer literal, inferential, critical, and interpretive questions, analyzing prior knowledge, information from the text and additional sources, to support answers

LA 7.1.6k

Select text for a particular purpose (e.g., understand, interpret, enjoy, solve problems, form an opinion, answer a specific question, discover models for own writing)

LA 7.1.6l

Build and activate prior knowledge in order to clarify text, deepen understanding, and make connections while reading

LA 7.1.6m

Self-monitor comprehension for accuracy and understanding when errors detract from meaning by applying appropriate strategies to self-correct

LA 7.1.6n

Use examples and details to make inferences or logical predictions while previewing and reading text

LA 7.1.6o

Respond to text verbally, in writing, or artistically

LA 7.2.1a

Use prewriting activities and inquiry tools, using available technology, to generate and organize information, guide writing and answer questions

LA 7.2.1b

Generate a draft by: -Selecting and organizing ideas relevant to topic, purpose, and genre -Composing paragraphs with sentences of varying length and complexity avoiding fragments and run-ons -Using effective transitional words and cues to unify important ideas

LA 7.2.1c

Revise to improve writing (e.g., quality of ideas, organization, sentence fluency, word choice, voice)

LA 7.2.1d

Provide oral, written, and/or electronic feedback to other writers; utilize others feedback to improve own writing

LA 7.2.1e

Edit writing for format and conventions (e.g., spelling, capitalization, grammar, punctuation)

LA 7.2.1f

Publish a legible document (e.g., report, podcast, web page, PowerPoint) that applies formatting techniques to aid comprehension (e.g., differing fonts, title page, highlighting, spacing)

LA 7.2.2a

Write in a variety of genres, considering purpose (e.g., inform, entertain, persuade, instruct)

LA 7.2.2b

Write in a variety of genres, considering audience (e.g., a known or unknown individual, a business, organization, or cyber audience)

LA 7.2.2c

Write considering typical characteristics of the selected genre (e.g., letter to the editor, report, email, class notes, essay, research paper, play)

LA 7.2.2d

Select and apply an organizational structure appropriate to the task (e.g., order of importance, similarity and difference, posing and answering a question)

LA 7.2.2e

Analyze models and examples (own and others) of various genres in order to create a similar piece

LA 7.3.1a

Communicate ideas and information in a manner appropriate for the purpose and setting

LA 7.3.1b

Demonstrate and adjust speaking techniques for a variety of purposes and situations

LA 7.3.1c

Utilize available media to enhance communication

LA 7.3.2a

Apply listening skills needed for multiple situations and modalities (e.g., video, audio, distance, one-to-one, group)

LA 7.3.2b

Listen and ask probing questions to elicit information

LA 7.3.2c

Listen to, analyze, and evaluate message, purpose, and perspective of information being communicated

LA 7.3.3a

Demonstrate sensitivity to the use of words in general as well as to a particular audience (e.g., stereotypes, connotations, subtleties of language)

LA 7.3.3b

Apply conversation strategies (e.g., listen while others are talking, eye contact, tone, stay on topic, non-verbal cues)

LA 7.3.3c

Interact and collaborate with others in learning situations by contributing questions, information, opinions, and ideas using a variety of media and formats

LA 7.4.1a

Select and use multiple resources to generate and answer questions and establish validity of information (e.g., print, subscription databases, web resources)

LA 7.4.1b

Demonstrate ethical and legal use of information by citing sources using a prescribed format (e.g., citation of information used)

LA 7.4.1c

Practice safe and ethical behaviors when communicating and interacting with others (e.g., safe information to share online, appropriate language use, utilize appropriate sites and materials, respect diverse perspectives)

LA 7.4.1d

Engage in activities with learners from a variety of cultures through electronic means (e.g., podcasts, video chats, distance learning)

LA 7.4.1e

While reading, listening, and viewing, evaluate the message for bias, commercialism and hidden agendas (e.g., product placement, television ad, radio ad, movie, body image, sexism)

LA 7.4.1f

Gather and share information and opinions as a result of communication with others (e.g., video/audio chat, interview, podcast, multi-media presentations)

LA 7.4.1g

Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information (e.g., social bookmarking, online collaborative tools)