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7th Grade - Language Standards

7th Grade English Language Arts - Language Standards

Links verified between 5/19/2014 and 5/23/2014

To work on seventh grade language standards, click on the numbers below to visit pages of internet resources for each of the learning standards.

Checks for Understanding are at the top of this page. Scroll down to find internet resources related to the State Performance Indicators (SPIs).

Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)

0701.1.1 Parts of Speech - Know and use appropriately the meaning, forms, and functions of nouns (e.g., collective nouns, compound nouns, noun clauses, noun functions as direct and indirect objects, and as predicate nouns), pronouns (e.g., proper case: nominative, objective, possessive; reflexive pronouns, interrogative; demonstrative; agreement of pronouns with their antecedents), verbs (e.g., agreement with subject in person and number, verbs that take objects, regular and irregular verb forms, correct use of the three perfect tenses), adjectives (e.g., comparative and superlative forms, compound predicate adjectives, adjective clauses), adverbs (e.g., comparative and superlative forms, punctuation with introductory adverb phrases and clauses, correct placement within the sentence), conjunctions (e.g., coordinating, correlative, and subordinating conjunctions to combine words, phrases, clauses, and sentences), interjections, and prepositions (recognize prepositional phrases as adjective/adverb modifiers and note their functions in the sentence).
0701.1.2 Correct Usage Errors - Recognize and correct usage errors (e.g., subject-verb agreement, pronoun case {with emphasis on who/whom}, double negatives, comparative and superlative forms, troublesome word pairs {to/to/two, their/there/they’re, its/it’s, sit/set, lie/lay, affect/effect, sit/set, lie/lay, may/can, leave/let, teach/learn, accept/except, capitol/capital, principle/principal, between/among, rise/raise, stationary/stationery}).
0701.1.3 Capitalization - Use capitalization correctly (e.g., titles, friendly and business letters, quotations, proper adjectives).
0701.1.4 Punctuation - Demonstrate the correct use of commas (e.g., after introductory words, phrases or clauses; setting off appositives and interrupters; before coordinating conjunction joining independent clauses to form compound sentences), colons (e.g., in business letters or before a list of items in a series), semicolons (e.g., combining sentences, between items in a series when the items already contain commas), underlining and italicizing (e.g., titles; certain words, letters, figures; foreign words), quotation marks (e.g., with direct quotations, to set off dialogue, in titles, use of end punctuation with quotation marks) and apostrophes (e.g., to form both singular and plural possessives).
0701.1.5 Spell - Spell correctly high-frequency, misspelled words (appropriate to grade level), and words commonly used in content specific vocabulary.
0701.1.6 Sentence Structure - Demonstrate knowledge of correct sentence structure by correcting run-on sentences (e.g., conjunctions, semicolons, periods to join or separate elements) and sentence fragments (e.g., supplying the missing elements).
0701.1.7 Use Appositives - Identify and use appositives and appositive phrases.
0701.1.8 Use Infinitives - Identify and use infinitives and infinitives phrases.
0701.1.9 Gerunds - Explore gerund and participial phrases.
0701.1.10 Clauses - Differentiate between independent and subordinate clauses.
0701.1.11 Sentence Types - Recognize and differentiate among simple, compound, and complex sentences.
0701.1.12 Interrogative and Inverted Sentences - Identify the complete subject and predicate of interrogative and inverted sentences.
0701.1.13 Word Guides - Use printed and electronic dictionaries, thesauruses, and glossaries to determine the pronunciation, spelling, and part of speech of words; to clarify meaning and improve understanding of words (including connotation and denotation); and to distinguish among contextually appropriate synonyms and definitions.
0701.1.14 Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms - Define and recognize word synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.
0701.1.15 Latin and Greek Roots - Identify and define English words derived from Latin and Greek words that form common roots (e.g., audio, auto, malus) and recognize English words that are based on them (e.g., audible, autobiography, malice).
0701.1.16 Roots and Affixes - Use roots and affixes to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words, to clarify the meaning of familiar words.
0701.1.17 Distinguish Multi-Meaning Words - Continue to use previously learned strategies to distinguish among multi-meaning words and to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.
0701.1.18 Cultural Differences - Recognize and appreciate cultural and regional differences signaled by word usage and vocabulary.
0701.1.19 Textual Structure - Use textual structure (e.g., examples of cause-effect and compare-contrast relationships) to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words or distinguish multi-meaning words.
0701.1.20 Foreign Phrases - Demonstrate understanding of common phrases and terms from other languages commonly used in English (e.g., RSVP, déjà vu, faux pas, du jour, bon voyage).

State Performance Indicators

SPI 0701.1.1 Nouns and Pronouns - Identify the correct use of nouns (i.e., common/proper, singular/plural, possessives, direct/indirect objects, predicate) and pronouns (i.e., agreement, reflexive, interrogative, demonstrative) within context.
SPI 0701.1.2 Verbs - Identify the correct use of verbs (i.e., action/linking, regular/irregular, agreement, perfect tenses, verb phrases) within context.
SPI 0701.1.3 Adjectives and Adverbs - Identify the correct use of adjectives (i.e., common/proper, comparative/superlative, adjective clauses) and adverbs (comparative and superlative forms) within context.
SPI 0701.1.4 Conjunctions - Identify the correct use of conjunctions (i.e., coordinating, correlative, subordinating) and interjections within context.
SPI 0701.1.5 Prepositional Phrases - Identify the correct use of prepositional phrases (place correctly according to the words they modify within the sentence) within context.
SPI 0701.1.6 Commas - Identify the correct use of commas (i.e., compound sentences, coordinating conjunctions, introductory words, appositives, interrupters) within context.
SPI 0701.1.7 Sentence Combining - Identify within context a variety of appropriate sentence-combining techniques (i.e., comma + coordinating conjunction, use of semicolon, introductory phrases or clauses).
SPI 0701.1.8 Run-On Sentences - Select the most appropriate method to correct a run-on sentence (i.e., conjunctions, semicolons, periods to join or separate elements) within context.
SPI 0701.1.9 Usage Errors - Recognize usage errors occurring within context (i.e., double negatives, troublesome word pairs: {to/to/two, their/there/they’re, its/it’s, sit/set, lie/lay, affect/effect, sit/set, lie/lay, may/can, leave/let, teach/learn, accept/except, capitol/capital, principle/principal, between/among, rise/raise, stationary/stationery}).
SPI 0701.1.10 Colons - Identify the correct use of colons (i.e., in business letters, preceding list of items) within context.
SPI 0701.1.11 Appositives - Identify the correct use of appositives and appositive phrases within context
SPI 0701.1.12 Infinitives - Identify the correct use of infinitives and infinitive phrases within context.
SPI 0701.1.13 Underlining or Italicizing - Select the appropriate use of underlining/italicizing with titles, specific words, numbers, and letters.
SPI 0701.1.14 Apostrophes - Form singular and plural possessives using apostrophes correctly.
SPI 0701.1.15 Quotation Marks - Choose the correct use of quotation marks and commas (i.e., in direct quotations, with explanatory material within the quote, proper use with end marks).
SPI 0701.1.16 Spelling - Identify correctly and incorrectly spelled words in context.
SPI 0701.1.17 Multi-Meaning Words - Use context clues and background knowledge of roots and affixes to determine the meaning of multi-meaning words.
SPI 0701.1.18 Unfamiliar Words - Use context clues and background knowledge of roots and affixes to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.
SPI 0701.1.19 Synonyms or Antonyms - Replace unknown words in context with appropriate synonyms or antonyms.
SPI 0701.1.20 Vocabulary - Recognize and use grade appropriate and/or content specific vocabulary within context.
SPI 0701.1.21 Grade Level Words - Decode unknown grade level words in context, using previously learned strategies as aids in determining meaning.
SPI 0701.1.22 Foreign Words and Phrases - Identify commonly used foreign words and phrases (i.e., RSVP, déjà vu, faux pas, du jour, bon voyage).
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