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.

  • By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

  • Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.

  • Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

  • Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.

  • Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to an understanding of the topic.

  • Analyze the author's purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text.

  • Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).

  • Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.

  • Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

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