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7th Grade - Communication Standards

7th Grade English Language Arts - Writing Standards

Links verified between 5/26/2014 and 5/28/2014

To work on seventh grade writing 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)

0701.3.1 Various Modes - Write in a variety of modes and genres, including description, narration, exposition, persuasion, literary response, personal expression, and imaginative.
0701.3.2 Prompts - Practice writing to a prompt within a specified time.
0701.3.3 Create Texts - Create somewhat complicated work-related texts, such as instructions, directions, letters, memos, and reports that employ a variety of techniques.
0701.3.4 Topic - Develop focused, appropriate, and interesting topics for writing.
0701.3.5 Create a Thesis - Create a thesis statement and include relevant facts, details, reasons, and examples that support the thesis.
0701.3.6 Audience - Develop relevant details or reasons in a manner that meets the needs of the audience and purpose.
0701.3.7 Organize Writing - Organize writing using structures appropriate for the topic, and meet the needs of the audience (e.g., If using an anecdote to provide an example, use chronological order with sufficient time signals for the reader to follow easily).
0701.3.8 Organization - Use appropriate and effective words and phrases to indicate the organizational pattern (e.g., problem-solution, with order of steps necessary indicated in the solution).
0701.3.9 Text Features - Use text features (e.g., headings, subheadings, formatting) as appropriate to signal simple relationships between ideas.
0701.3.10 Precise Language - Use accurate and precise language to convey meaning.
0701.3.11 Strong Verbs - Use strong verbs and figurative language (e.g., metaphors, similes) for emphasis or creative effect as appropriate to the purpose.
0701.3.12 Appropriate Vocabulary - Use appropriate vocabulary, sentence structure, and usage to distinguish between formal and informal language.
0701.3.13 Syntactic Structures - Incorporate some variety of syntactic structures for effect when appropriate (e.g., modifying phrases, parenthetical expressions).
0701.3.14 Craft a Tone - Edit to craft a tone that is appropriate for the topic and audience, and supports the purpose.
0701.3.15 Point of View - Use language that conveys the writer's point of view.
0701.3.16 Reference Rules - When other sources are used or referenced (such as in research, informational essays, or literary essays) adhere to a variety of rules.
0701.3.17 Take Notes - Generate notes on text, and identify main and supporting ideas.
0701.3.18 Edit - Edit writing for mechanics (punctuation, capitalization), spelling, grammar (e.g., consistent verb tense, noun and pronoun agreement).
0701.3.19 Revise - Drawing on reader's comments, revise papers to focus on topic or thesis, develop ideas, employ transitions, and identify a clear beginning and ending.
0701.3.20 TWA Rubric - Demonstrate confidence in using the Tennessee Writing Assessment Rubric while evaluating one's own writing and the writing of others.
0701.3.21 Software - Use relatively basic software programs (e.g., Word, PowerPoint) to write texts and create graphics to present ideas visually and in writing.
0701.3.22 Publication - Identify and explore opportunities for publication (e.g., local/national contests, Internet web sites, newspapers, periodicals, school displays).

State Performance Indicators

SPI 0701.3.1 Purpose - Identify the purpose for writing (i.e., to inform, to describe, to explain, topersuade, to entertain).
SPI 0701.3.2 Audience - Identify the audience for which a text is written.
SPI 0701.3.3 Thesis - Select an appropriate thesis statement for a writing sample.
SPI 0701.3.4 Logical Order - Rearrange a multi-paragraphed work in a logical and coherent order.
SPI 0701.3.5 Transition - Select the appropriate time-order or transitional words/phrases to enhance the flow of a writing sample.
SPI 0701.3.6 Flow of Ideas - Choose the supporting sentence that best fits the context and flow of ideas in a paragraph.
SPI 0701.3.7 Relevant Sentences - Identify the sentence(s) irrelevant to a paragraph's theme or flow.
SPI 0701.3.8 Conclusion - Select an appropriate concluding sentence for a well-developed paragraph.
SPI 0701.3.9 Support Key Ideas - Select illustrations, explanations, anecdotes, descriptions and/or facts to support key ideas.
SPI 0701.3.10 Title - Select an appropriate title that reflects the topic of a written selection.
SPI 0701.3.11 Mode - Identify individual writing selections as technical, narrative, persuasive and/or descriptive in mode.
SPI 0701.3.12 Graphic Organizer - Complete a graphic organizer (e.g., clustering, listing, mapping, webbing) with information from notes for a writing selection.
SPI 0701.3.13 Format - Select the most appropriate format for writing a specific work-related text (i.e., instructions, directions, letters, memos, e-mails, reports).
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