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.

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

  • Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.

  • Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.

  • Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers.*

  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

  • Use a comma to separate coordinate adjectives (e.g., It was a fascinating, enjoyable movie but not He wore an old[,] green shirt).

  • Spell correctly.

  • Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.