Essential Outcomes

7th Grade Language Arts Essential Outcomes -
Every day, we will strive to cultivate a love of reading and writing in our students, and develop lifelong habits of reading and writing. It is of equal importance that the students will work on mastery of the following essential outcomes:

EO1 - Read, write, and spell general academic and content-specific vocabulary through:

-structural analysis (prefix, root word, suffix)

-context clues

-phonetic awareness

(Nebraska State Standard Indicator: 7.1.5)

EO2 - Identify, explain, and write based on the characteristics of narrative and informational genres such as:
-textbooks (including text features)
-science fiction
-realistic fiction
-historical fiction
-informational texts
-poetry (lyric vs. free verse)
(Nebraska State Standard Indicator: 7.1.6)

EO3 - Demonstrate comprehension skills and identify organizational patterns such as:
-finding the main idea and supporting details
(Nebraska State Standard Indicator: 7.1.6)

EO4 - Demonstrate comprehension and writing skills such as:
-establishing a purpose for reading and writing
-inferring and predicting
-analyzing author’s strengths and weaknesses
-making connections
-considering the author’s purpose and audience
-understanding analogies
-generating and answering different types of questions
(Nebraska State Standard Indicators: 7.1.6, 7.2.2)

EO5 - Identify, define, and apply elements of narrative text such as:
-characters (major/minor, protagonist/antagonist)
-characterization (static vs. dynamic characters)
-point-of-view (1st person, 3rd person limited, and 3rd person omniscient)
-plot (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution)
-conflict (character vs. character, etc.)
(Nebraska State Standard Indicator: 7.1.6)

EO6 - Identify, define, and apply literary devices such as:
-figurative language (simile, metaphor, idiom, personification, hyperbole)
-sound devices (alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme)
(Nebraska State Standard Indicator: 7.1.6)

EO7 - Communicate ideas through reading and speaking fluently with:
-appropriate pace
-eye contact
(Nebraska State Standard Indicators: 7.1.4, 7.3.1)

EO8 - Write effectively using the main steps in the writing process and the 6 Traits, such as:
-sentence fluency
-word choice
(Nebraska State Standard Indicator: 7.2.1)

EO9 Identify, locate, and evaluate information in ways such as:
-using multiple sources
-appropriate use of social media
-using ethical behavior to avoid plagiarism
(Nebraska State Standard Indicator: 7.4.1)

EO10 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English such as:

-capitalization (I, proper nouns, beginning of sentences)

-punctuation (end punctuation, apostrophes, commas)

-spelling (phonetic awareness)

-consistent verb tense

- Consistent P.O.V.

-can write complete sentences and vary sentence structure

-subject/verb agreement

-correct use of dialogue

-correct use of homonyms, ie:There/Their/They’re; to/too/two; here/hear; your/you’re; then/than, peak/peek/pique

-Underline titles
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