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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
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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
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MS7LAL01B0MS7-LA-L.01.B.0Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.Sentence Structure
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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.?????
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MS7LAL0200*0MS7-LA-L.02.00*.0Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.Usage & Grammar
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MS7LAL02A0MS7-LA-L.02.A.0Use a comma to separate coordinate adjectives.Usage & Grammar
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MS7LAL02B0MS7-LA-L.02.B.0Spell correctly.Diocese
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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
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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
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MS7LAL04A0MS7-LA-L.04.A.0Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.Reading: Vocabulary
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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
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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
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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
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MS7LAL05000MS7-LA-L.05.00.0Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.Author's Craft
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MS7LAL05A0MS7-LA-L.05.A.0Interpret figures of speech (e.g., literary, biblical, and mythological allusions) in context.Author's Craft
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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
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MS7LAL05C0MS7-LA-L.05.C.0Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., refined, respectful, polite, diplomatic, condescending).Vocabulary
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.?????
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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).?????
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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
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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
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MS7LARL08A0MS7-LA-RL.08.A.0Make connections between relevant ideas (i.e. self, world, other texts)Key Ideas
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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
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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
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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
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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
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MS7LASL01C0MS7-LA-SL.01.C.0Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.Key Ideas
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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
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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
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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
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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
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MS7LASL04000MS7-LA-SL.04.00.0Participates as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of literary communities.?????
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MS7LASL04A0MS7-LA-SL.04.A.0Includes religious texts and texts allusions to faith and spirituality in presentations when appropriate. ?????
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MS7LASL05000MS7-LA-SL.05.00.0Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.Planning & Organizing
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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
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MS7LAW01000MS7-LA-W.01.00.0Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.Planning & Organizing / Appropriate Expression
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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
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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
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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
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MS7LAW01D0MS7-LA-W.01.D.0Establish and maintain a formal style.Appropriate Expression
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MS7LAW01E0MS7-LA-W.01.E.0Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.Planning & Organizing / Appropriate Expression
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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
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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
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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
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MS7LAW02B0MS7-LA-W.02.B.0Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.Planning & Organizing
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MS7LAW02C0MS7-LA-W.02.C.0Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.Sentence Structure / Planning & Organizing
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MS7LAW02D0MS7-LA-W.02.D.0Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.Appropriate Expression
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MS7LAW02E0MS7-LA-W.02.E.0Establish and maintain a formal style.Appropriate Expression
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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
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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
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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
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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
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MS7LAW03B0MS7-LA-W.03.B.0Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.Appropriate Expression
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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
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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
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MS7LAW03E0MS7-LA-W.03.E.0Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.Appropriate Expression
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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
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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)
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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
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MS7LAW06A0MS7-LA-W.06.A.0Use critical thinking skills and create criteria to evaluate text and multimediaAppropriate Expression
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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
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MS7LAW07A0MS7-LA-W.07.A.0Writing has a clear thesis statement clearly supported through research from the formal research process.Planning & Organizing
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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
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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
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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
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