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CCSS - 7th Grade Reading

Common Core State Standards - 7th Grade Reading

RI/L.7.1 - Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

v I can refer to the text to support my thoughts and draw inferences about a story/informational text.

RI/L.7.2 - Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

v I can analyze details from the text to determine the theme or message of a story or informational text.
v I can compose a summary of the story or informational text without adding my opinions or judgments.

RI/L.7.3 - Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

v I can describe or analyze how the plot of a story or drama unfolds in a sequence of events or words or phrases in an informational text.
v I can analyze and discuss in detail how people, events or ideas are introduced, illustrated and developed in in a piece of literary or informational text.

RI/L.7.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

v I can determine the deeper meanings of words and phrases as they are used in a story/informational text.
v I can analyze and discuss the effects that specific words have on the meaning or tone of a tory/informational text.

RI/L.7.5 - Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

v I can analyze how various sections (sentences, chapters, scenes, or stanzas) fit into the overall structure and how that affects the development of the ideas of informational and literary texts.

RI/L.7.6 - Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text and determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

v I can explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
v I can analyze an author’s point of view in a piece of informational text and explain how it is expressed in the text.

RI/L.7.7 - Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch. Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

v I can compare and contrast the difference between reading a story, drama or poem to listening or watching the story in an audio or video version.
v I can analyze the difference between what I "see" and "hear" when reading a story or drama to what I notice when I listen.

RI 7.8 - Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

v I can locate and judge arguments or claims in a text and separate those that are supported by reasons and evidence from those that are not.

RI/L.7.9 - Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres, fiction and nonfiction (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics. 

v I can compare and contrast similar themes or topics or authors in various fiction and nonfiction genres.

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