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MS7LAL0100*0MS7-LA-L.01.00*.0Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.Usage and Grammar
MS7LAL01A0MS7-LA-L.01.A.0Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences, placing them correctly within a sentence.Sentence Structure
MS7LAL01B0MS7-LA-L.01.B.0Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.Sentence Structure
MS7LAL01C0MS7-LA-L.01.C.0Note: Students are expected to meet each year’s grade specific standards while retaining or further developing all language skills from earlier grades.?????
MS7LAL0200*0MS7-LA-L.02.00*.0Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.Usage & Grammar
MS7LAL02A0MS7-LA-L.02.A.0Use a comma to separate coordinate adjectives.Usage & Grammar
MS7LAL02B0MS7-LA-L.02.B.0Spell correctly.Diocese
MS7LAL0300*0MS7-LA-L.03.00*.0Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening to choose language that precisely and concisely reflects meaning.Usage & Grammar / Appropriate Expression
MS7LAL04000MS7-LA-L.04.00.0Determine 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.Reading: Vocabulary
MS7LAL04A0MS7-LA-L.04.A.0Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.Reading: Vocabulary
MS7LAL04B0MS7-LA-L.04.B.0Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., belligerent, bellicose, rebel).Reading: Vocabulary
MS7LAL04C0MS7-LA-L.04.C.0Consult general and specialized reference materials, both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.Reading: Vocabulary
MS7LAL04D0MS7-LA-L.04.D.0Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).Reading: Vocabulary
MS7LAL05000MS7-LA-L.05.00.0Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.Author's Craft
MS7LAL05A0MS7-LA-L.05.A.0Interpret figures of speech (e.g., literary, biblical, and mythological allusions) in context.Author's Craft
MS7LAL05B0MS7-LA-L.05.B.0Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words.Vocabulary / Explicit Meaning
MS7LAL05C0MS7-LA-L.05.C.0Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., refined, respectful, polite, diplomatic, condescending).Vocabulary
MS7LAL06000MS7-LA-L.06.00.0Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.Vocabulary / Written Expression
MS7LARI0100*0MS7-LA-RI.01.00*.0???Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.Implicit Meaning / Explicit Meaning /Key Ideas
MS7LARI02000MS7-LA-RI.02.00.0Determine 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.Key Ideas
MS7LARI02A0MS7-LA-RI.02.A.0Utilize active reading strategies (i.e. making inferences, asking questions, determining important details, synthesizing) throughout the reading process to assess the adequacy, accuracy, appropriateness, and consistency of the author's evidence to support claims and assertions.Key Ideas
MS7LARI03000MS7-LA-RI.03.00.0Analyze 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).Key Ideas
MS7LARI04000MS7-LA-RI.04.00.0Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.Reading: Vocabulary
MS7LARI05000MS7-LA-RI.05.00.0Analyze 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. Analyze how the author's use of vocabulary and genre shape the overall meaning of the work.Author's Craft
MS7LARI06000MS7-LA-RI.06.00.0Determine an author’s perspective and purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.Author's Craft
MS7LARI07000MS7-LA-RI.07.00.0Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words).Key Ideas
MS7LARI08000MS7-LA-RI.08.00.0Determine, follow, 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.Key Ideas / Author's Craft
MS7LARI08A0MS7-LA-RI.08.A.0Explore examples that show a firm control of sound judgments, audience awareness, clear idea/theme, and the use of relevant and coherent reasons for support.?????
MS7LARI08B0MS7-LA-RI.08.B.0Examine the importance and impact of establishing a strong position or point of view on relevant topics.Author's Craft
MS7LARI09000MS7-LA-RI.09.00.0Analyze 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.Explicit Meaning /Key Ideas / Author's Craft
MS7LARI10000MS7-LA-RI.10.00.0By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.Reading: Vocabulary, Explicity Meaning, Implicit Meaning, Key Ideas, Author's Craft
MS7LARL0100*0MS7-LA-RL.01.00*.0When reading literature, cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.Implicit & Explicit Meaning
MS7LARL01A0MS7-LA-RL.01.A.0Identify and use a variety of rhetorical patterns (e.g. informative, persuasive, and narrative) in responses to literature.Key Ideas / Written Expression
MS7LARL01B0MS7-LA-RL.01.B.0Utilize active reading strategies (i.e. making inferences, asking questions, predicting, determining important details, visualizing, synthesizing) when reading and analyzing a text throughout the reading process.Key Ideas
MS7LARL02000MS7-LA-RL.02.00.0Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including Biblical and religious texts; provide an objective summary of the text.Key Ideas
MS7LARL0300*0MS7-LA-RL.03.00*.0Comprehend, analyze, and synthesize the underlying messages in order to identify recurring themes across works, interpreting text by explaining elements such as plot, theme, point of view, characterization, mood, and style, and discussing and analyzing the effects on texts of such literary devices as figurative language, dialogue, and flashback. Implicit & Explicity Meaning / Key Ideas / Author's Craft
MS7LARL04000MS7-LA-RL.04.00.0Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings, by analyzing their context and connecting to knowledge of roots and affixes.Author's Craft
MS7LARL04A0MS7-LA-RL.04.A.0Analyze how the author's choice and use of words and genre shape the meaning of the literary work.Author's Craft
MS7LARL05000MS7-LA-RL.05.00.0Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaningAuthor's Craft
MS7LARL05A0MS7-LA-RL.05.A.0Analyze 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.Author's Craft
MS7LARL05B0MS7-LA-RL.05.B.0Analyze the structure and form of poetic religious texts (i.e. Psalms) and how they contribute to its meaning.Author's Craft
MS7LARL06000MS7-LA-RL.06.00.0Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.Author's Craft
MS7LARL07000MS7-LA-RL.07.00.0Compare 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).?????
MS7LARL07A0MS7-LA-RL.07.A.0Explore and evaluate the underlying assumptions of the author(s)/creator(s), examining any bias and remaining fair-minded and open to other interpretations.Implicit Meaning
MS7LARL08000MS7-LA-RL.08.00.0Compare 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. Evaluate the author's quality of communication in comparison to historical fact.Key Ideas / Author's Craft
MS7LARL08A0MS7-LA-RL.08.A.0Make connections between relevant ideas (i.e. self, world, other texts)Key Ideas
MS7LARL09000MS7-LA-RL.09.00.0Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, higher-level religious texts, Scriptures, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.Vocabulary, Explicit Meaning, Implicit Meaning, Key Ideas, Author's Craft
MS7LASL01000MS7-LA-SL.01.00.0Engage 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.Key Ideas
MS7LASL01A0MS7-LA-SL.01.A.0Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.Key Ideas
MS7LASL01B0MS7-LA-SL.01.B.0Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed. Interact in group settings by responding appropriate to comments and questions, giving appropriate reasons that support opinions, and soliciting and respecting another person's opinion.Key Ideas
MS7LASL01C0MS7-LA-SL.01.C.0Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.Key Ideas
MS7LASL02000MS7-LA-SL.02.00.0Analyze a variety of public documents (print and non-print) and evaluate the author's position, the main ideas, and evidence. Examine the importance and impact of establishing a position or point of view and how that author's position relates to the topic at hand.Key Ideas / Author's Craft
MS7LASL03000MS7-LA-SL.03.00.0Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.Author's Craft
MS7LASL03A0MS7-LA-SL.03.A.0Deliver well-organized formal presentations employing traditional rhetorical strategies (e.g., narration, exposition, persuasion, and description), using a range of strategies, including dialogue and suspense to engage audience.Planning & Organizing / Appropriate Expression
MS7LASL03B0MS7-LA-SL.03.B.0Deliver a persuasive presentation, stating a clear thesis or perspective in support of an argument and describing the points in support of this argument.Planning & Organizing / Appropriate Expression
MS7LASL04000MS7-LA-SL.04.00.0Participates as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of literary communities.?????
MS7LASL04A0MS7-LA-SL.04.A.0Includes religious texts and texts allusions to faith and spirituality in presentations when appropriate. ?????
MS7LASL05000MS7-LA-SL.05.00.0Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.Planning & Organizing
MS7LASL06000MS7-LA-SL.06.00.0Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. Determine when and where dialects and standard/nonstandard English usage are appropriate.Usage & Grammar / Sentence Structure / Appropriate Expression
MS7LAW01000MS7-LA-W.01.00.0Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.Planning & Organizing / Appropriate Expression
MS7LAW01A0MS7-LA-W.01.A.0Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically, including writing with a focus on religious topics and themes.Planning & Organizing
MS7LAW01B0MS7-LA-W.01.B.0Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.Planning & Organizing
MS7LAW01C0MS7-LA-W.01.C.0Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.Appropriate Expression
MS7LAW01D0MS7-LA-W.01.D.0Establish and maintain a formal style.Appropriate Expression
MS7LAW01E0MS7-LA-W.01.E.0Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.Planning & Organizing / Appropriate Expression
MS7LAW01F0MS7-LA-W.01.F.0Explore the Problem Solution Process: Constructing essays/presentations that respond to a given problem by proposing a solution that includes relevant details; recognizing and/or creating an organizing structure appropriate to purpose/audience and context.Planning & Organizing
MS7LAW0200*0MS7-LA-W.02.00*.0Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.Planning & Organizing
MS7LAW02A0MS7-LA-W.02.A.0Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas/concepts/observations into appropriate introductions/body paragraphs/conclusions, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.Planning & Organizing
MS7LAW02B0MS7-LA-W.02.B.0Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.Planning & Organizing
MS7LAW02C0MS7-LA-W.02.C.0Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.Sentence Structure / Planning & Organizing
MS7LAW02D0MS7-LA-W.02.D.0Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.Appropriate Expression
MS7LAW02E0MS7-LA-W.02.E.0Establish and maintain a formal style.Appropriate Expression
MS7LAW02F0MS7-LA-W.02.F.0Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.Planning & Organizing / Appropriate Expression
MS7LAW02G0MS7-LA-W.02.G.0Develop informational products and/or presentations that use and cite at least three print or non-print sources: support all statements and claims with anecdotes, descriptions, facts and statistics, and specific examples.Planning & Organizing
MS7LAW03000MS7-LA-W.03.00.0Write narratives (including poetry, scripts, and personal reflections) to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.Appropriate Expression
MS7LAW03A0MS7-LA-W.03.A.0Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.Planning & Organizing
MS7LAW03B0MS7-LA-W.03.B.0Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.Appropriate Expression
MS7LAW03C0MS7-LA-W.03.C.0Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.Sentence Structure
MS7LAW03D0MS7-LA-W.03.D.0Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.Appropriate Expression
MS7LAW03E0MS7-LA-W.03.E.0Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.Appropriate Expression
MS7LAW0400*0MS7-LA-W.04.00*.0Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. Produce writing of varying lengths (informal short essays, formal long essays).Planning & Organizing
MS7LAW05000MS7-LA-W.05.00.0With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed through the writing process or trying a new approach focusing on the effect of purpose and audience throughout the work. (Reference 6 Traits)
MS7LAW06000MS7-LA-W.06.00.0Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others.Planning & Organizing / Research
MS7LAW06A0MS7-LA-W.06.A.0Use critical thinking skills and create criteria to evaluate text and multimediaAppropriate Expression
MS7LAW07000MS7-LA-W.07.00.0Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.Planning & Organizing
MS7LAW07A0MS7-LA-W.07.A.0Writing has a clear thesis statement clearly supported through research from the formal research process.Planning & Organizing
MS7LAW08000MS7-LA-W.08.00.0Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for internal citations and bibliography.Planning & Organizing
MS7LAW09000MS7-LA-W.09.00.0Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.Planning & Organizing / Appropriate Expression
MS7LAW09A0MS7-LA-W.09.A.0Write a reflection on the importance and meaning of religious writings, and identify how they reflect the faith and personal spirituality. Key Ideas / Planning & Organizing