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Seventh Grade Language Arts Standards (Prior)

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7th Grade Writing Skills
Prior Standards Implementation



The standards listed below have been replaced by a newer set of standards.



Please go to Current 7th Grade Language Arts Standards for current resources.



Writing

Complete a graphic organizer (e.g., clustering, listing, mapping, and webbing) with information from notes on a writing selection.
7.2.1
WP
  1. Bibliographic Blunders (6-8) use note cards to collect information This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Cause and Effect Chain - graphic organizer
  3. Graphic Organizers - five main types of organizers
Select appropriate time order or transitional words to enhance the flow of a writing sample.
7.2.2
WO
  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMaking an Argument: Effective use of Transition Words - Lesson plan; "explore and understand the use of transition words in context and write their own persuasive essay using transition words" A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. A chart of the transitional devices - also called conjunctive adverbs or adverbial conjunctions
  3. Transitional Devices (Connecting Words) - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
  4. Transitional Devices - transitional guides are connectives (symbols,words, phrases; sometimes whole sentences and paragraphs) that make possible a smooth "passing over" from one idea to the next.
  5. PowerPoint showUsing Transitions by Ruth Luman - Interactive PowerPoint show
  6. Using Transitions - Gap-fill exercise This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Writing Academic Essays - transition words
Identify the purpose for writing (e.g., to inform, to describe, to explain, to persuade).
7.2.3
WP
  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsSeeing Integration from Different Viewpoints - lesson uses The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsPersuade Me - Using junk mail from home, students will be able to recognize and use persuasive techniques.
Identify the audience (formal/informal) for which the text is written.
7.2.4
WP
Select an appropriate concluding sentence for a well-developed paragraph.
7.2.5
WO
  1. Trailblazing Conclusions (6-8) develop a sense of ending by using closure and thought-provoking statements This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Supply a missing piece of information in an outline.
7.2.6
WO
  1. Making an Outline - interactive outline maker
  2. Outline - Interactive outline maker
  3. Outline - information on how to map out an outline.
Rearrange multi-paragraphed work in a logical and coherent order.
7.2.7
WO
Identify individual written selections as technical, narrative, persuasive and/or descriptive in mood.
7.2.8
T
  1. Personal Narrative - writer's model
  2. Sample descriptive essay - advantages and disadvantages of a disability.
  3. Writing an Editorial -given a topic, create a paper on your position.
Select an appropriate thesis statement from a writing sample.
7.2.9
WO
  1. Tips and Examples for Writing Thesis Statements - from the OWL at Purdue
  2. Trailblazing Introductions (6-8) develop a sense of beginning by using strong leads This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Select the best way to combine sentences to provide syntactic variety.
7.2.10
WP
  1. Sentence Variety - explanation with examples.
  2. Sentence Variety - a worksheet
Identify the sentence(s) irrelevant to a paragraph’s theme or flow.
7.2.11
WP
  1. Information Elimination (6-8) model, instruct, and practice narrowing a topic for expository writing This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Choose the supporting sentence that best fits the context and flow of ideas in a paragraph.
7.2.12
WP
Select the most appropriate title for a passage.
7.2.13
WO
Identify levels of reliability among resources (e.g., eyewitness account, newspaper account, supermarket tabloid, and internet source).
7.2.14
T
Select illustrations, explanations, anecdotes, descriptions, and/or facts to support key ideas.
7.2.15
WO

Review Help

Released tests
  1. FCAT Sample Reading Test - [2008] sample questions and test taking tips An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. FCAT Sample Answer Book - [2008] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Texas end-of-year reading test from 2003 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
FCAT Sample Test Book
  1. The FCAT Sample Test Books are designed to help students become familiar with FCAT (Florida) by providing helpful hints and offering practice answering questions in different formats. Half of this document is math and half is reading. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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