All Grade 7 Standards for

English Language Arts/Literacy

The standard grade refers to the level at which the standard applies. Some standards have specific grade levels, like K, 1, 2, and 3, but others are shared, such as 6-8 or 11-12. The standards below have the same grade designation. Click a standard to learn more.

  • Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone.

  • Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.

  • (See note; not applicable as a separate requirement)

  • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

  • With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.

  • Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.

  • Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

  • Gather 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 citation.

  • Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

  • Write routinely over extended time frames (time for 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.

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