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Seventh Grade Language Arts Standards (Prior)

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7th Grade Comprehension Skills
Prior Standards Implementation



The standards listed below have been replaced by a newer set of standards.



Please go to Current 7th Grade Language Arts Standards for current resources.



Comprehension

Read a passage and answer questions to show comprehension.
  1. Inflation in Russia - read and answer questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Looking for the Fine Print - students read advertisements to practice reading critically This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Read a Contract - and answer questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Reading Comprehension stories - Interactive quizzes online for 5 stories - Each text is followed by a grammar exercise and summary writing exercise. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Reading Comprehension Quiz - Online quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Reading Exercises - Comprehension, Fill in and Sequencing This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Seventh Grade Reading - Read the introduction and the passage that follows. Then read each question and mark the circle next to the correct answer. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Derive information from the following text features: timelines, graphs, headings and subheadings.
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  1. Captions Help Tell the Story - students look at three pictures and try to determine which caption fits best This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Dust Bowl Timeline - (from PBS) Use this timeline to practice this SPI.
    1. Internet4Classrooms Other Timelines at Internet4Classrooms
  3. Reading Headlines - students read eight headlines and try to determine what the article is about This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Determine the meaning of unknown words and/or multiple meaning words through the use of context clues.
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  1. Words with multiple meanings - students fill in the blanks from a word list This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Context is the Key - students use context clues to determine the meaning of a word This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Using Multiple Meanings - students decide which sentences use a word correctly This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Replace unknown words in context with appropriate synonyms and/or antonyms.
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  1. Synonym.com - type a word in the box and find a synonym, or antonym, of the word. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Synonym & Antonym Word Encounters - Level 1 words | Level 2 words | Level 3 words This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Say it Another Way - Fill in the blank with a synonym for the missing word. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Synonymical: The Synonym Game - click to select the letters (one at a time) that spell the proper synonym. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. The Thesaurus - a reference book that lists words and their synonyms - Drag and drop the words to the right thesaurus entry. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Make predictions about the outcome of a given passage.
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  1. Guess What Comes Next - students read a passage and predict what would happen next This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Predictions - Good introductory quiz on making predictions.
  3. The World's Greatest Contralto by Babette Albin - As you read the story, write your questions and ideas about it on another sheet of paper. Then complete the next page.
Formulate clarifying questions for use before, during, or after reading.
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  1. Asking Questions - the types of questions depend on the answer to that first important question: Why am I reading this? Once you establish a purpose for yourself, you can then ask which questions will help you achieve that goal. This page asks students to rank a set of questions on a scale of one to five.
  2. Questioning Toolkit - seventeen types of questions from the educational journal, FNO
Identify the main idea/central element in a reading selection.
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  1. How are They Selling It? - students read three advertisements and evaluate the type of persuasive writing being employed This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Main Idea - building blocks of comprehension - exercises to print included This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Main Idea - The main idea of a paragraph is what all the sentences are about. Read the paragraph and ask, "Whatís your point?" This link includes something for the teacher to print
  4. Reading Comprehension - free reading comprehension worksheets for teachers and parents - includes original stories, poems, essays, and articles This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. Summarize as You Read - When you summarize, eliminate unnecessary details. Focus on the main idea of the whole passage. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. What are They Selling - students critically evaluate six advertisements This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. What's the Big Idea? Exercise 1 - Write the common subject for each group of words, or "write a good title for each list." - a worksheet to print, not interactive This link includes something for the teacher to print
  8. What's the Big Idea? Exercise 2 - Write the common subject for each group of words, or "write a good title for each list." - a worksheet to print, not interactive This link includes something for the teacher to print
  9. What's the Big Idea? Exercise 3 - a bit harder than 1 & 2 - Write the common subject for each group of words, or "write a good title for each list." Then add another example that could be included in that group. Be as specific as you can. - a worksheet to print, not interactive This link includes something for the teacher to print
Distinguish between fact and opinion within context.
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  1. Fact or Opinion Quiz - Decide which of these statements are fact or opinion from the drop-down list, then click on the "Finished" button to obtain your score out of ten. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Fact or Opinion ? (quiz 1) - a Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Fact or Opinion ? (quiz 2) - a Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Fact, Habit, Opinion or Schedule ? - an English-Zone quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Fact or Opinion ? - select fact of fiction for each statement This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Fact and Opinion Self-Test This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Martin Luther King Jr.: Fact or Opinion ? (a worksheet to print) This link includes something for the teacher to print
  9. A mix of factual information and the opinions of the author . Often the opinions are disguised as fact, to make the author's argument seem more believable. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Decode unknown grade level words in context, using previously learned strategies, such as analysis of affixes, as aids in determining meaning.
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  1. Vocabulary University - acquire and retain vocabulary.
  2. Rooty's Weekly Root - Three Rootonym puzzles per week with 4 words per puzzle This link includes something for the teacher to print
Recognize first person point of view.
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  1. Point of View Quiz - Read each group of sentences. Decide if it is written in first person or third person point of view. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Recognize and use grade appropriate and/or content specific vocabulary within context.
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  1. Match the Definition Exercises : - Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3 (These activities are not interactive, but the answers are at the bottom of this page) This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Word Meaning Jigsaw Game One - match words with their meanings This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    1. Game Two ; Game Three ; Game Four ; Game Five; Game Six. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Identify plot elements in the proper place on a graphic organizer.
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  1. Concept Maps Explained - Concept maps and story webs are visual ways to structure ideas. (sample included
  2. Five main types of organizers - links showing examples of many types
  3. Short Story Elements - Online Quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Locate information using key words and headings.
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  1. Looking for the Fine Print - students read advertisements to practice reading critically This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Distinguish between poetry and prose and between biography and autobiography.
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  1. A PowerPoint show related to this standard An Overview of Poetry - a comprehensive show on the topic of rhythm and rhyme
Select the correct word or phrase to complete an analogy.
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  1. Fact Monster Analogy of the Day This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Analogy Quiz which requires students to type the word to complete the analogy This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Analogy Lesson from Diana Dell
  4. Analogy quiz 1 at Quia posted by Diana Dell This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Analogy quiz 2 at Quia posted by Diana Dell This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Awesome Analogies for one or two players - posted at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Discovery School Analogy Quizzes This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    1. AnalogyQuiz8
    2. AnalogyQuiz9
    3. AnalogyQuiz10
  8. Puzz.com has a quiz with 152 analogies - pick one or two a day and practice this valuable skill
  9. A PowerPoint show related to this standard A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsAnalogy PowerPoint Show template - you make modifications to use with your students
Identify commonly used foreign phrases (e.g., bon voyage; mi casa es su casa, bon jour, hasta la vista).
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  1. Foreign Words and Phrases - The English meanings given are not necessarily literal translations.
Draw inferences from selected passages.
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  1. Drawing Conclusions - Read the story and select the letter of the correct response. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Drawing Inferences - how to be a critical reader This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. How are They Selling It? - students read three advertisements and evaluate the type of persuasive writing being employed This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions - descriptions of the various ways to aid you in reaching a conclusion
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsTeaching Students to Make Inferences
Identify the authorís purpose for writing and the readerís purpose for reading.
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  1. Author's Purpose and Point of View - pre test ; answers on next webpage This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Author's Purpose and Point of View - post test; answers on next webpage This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Analyze cause and effect relationships in a given passage.
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  1. Making The Relationship Explicit Between Your Ideas - from UniLearning - Academic Writing
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsCause-and-Effect Writing Challenges Students - The cause-and-effect relationship is both a way of thinking and a format for writing. Teachers who emphasize cause-and-effect writing say that they are helping students learn to think critically as well as write cogently. Read what three experienced teachers have to say about this teaching approach, which can be used with students of all ages. This is an article from Education World magazine .
Identify examples of propaganda techniques (i.e., bandwagon, loaded words, testimonials).
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  1. Text Types- Online game helping learn about the different text types such as persuasion, informative, descriptive, or instructive. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Analyzing Political Ads - Students will view current political ads and learn how they make use of various commercial ad appeals. Students will also develop familiarity with basic videography terms.
  3. Affluenza: A PBS Program - Lessons such as "Be an Adbuster!" and "What are Advertisers Selling?" are based on Affluenza, a one-hour television special that explores the high social and environmental costs of materialism and over consumption. The lessons can be used without the video.
Determine the common characteristics of short stories, novels, poetry, drama, and nonfiction.
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  1. Elements of Drama - A graphic organizer to fill in the elements of a drama
  2. A PowerPoint show related to this standard An Overview of Poetry - a comprehensive show on the topic of rhythm and rhyme
  3. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsWriting in a Specific Literary Form - short story
Identify similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperbole within context.
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  1. A one-page handout giving examples of each poetic device An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsA concept map to use when you work with your students on these topics An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsA Fun Way to Teach Similes - a lesson idea from Bruce Lansky A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Alliteration or Simile ? - Choose whether each statement is an alliterative phrase, simile or neither. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Bud, Not Buddy - quizzes on similes & metaphors Matching | Flashcards | Concentration This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Chasing Metaphors - students explore the figurative language of metaphors by turning a series of objects, concepts, events, or characters into metaphors, first in written form and then by creating a video with images, text, and sound [Quick Time required] A video is available through this link
  7. Do you know your metaphors ? - drag words to make a metaphor This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Do you know your similes ? - drag the nouns to complete a Simile (Refresh the page to get a new set.)
  9. Figurative Language - terms, definitions, and an example
  10. Figurative Language Quiz - alliteration, similes and metaphors, personification, connotation and imagery This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Literary Devices Quizzes - similes, metaphors, personification, slang/dialect and allusions - Matching | Concentration | Flashcards This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Literary Terms quiz - Choose whether the line from a poem is an example of alliteration, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, or simile. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Metaphor Lists - a selection of metaphors by category, complete with sample usage and interpretation
  14. Metaphor Battleship Quiz - Quia quiz using the Battleship game format This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. Metaphor Quiz - a five-question quiz at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  16. Metaphor Quiz - a ten-question quiz at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  17. Metaphor Quiz to print This link includes something for the teacher to print
  18. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Poetic Devices - a classroom sign about the forms of poetic devices An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  19. Poetry writing practice web An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print .
  20. Practicing onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyme, simile and metaphor This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    1. Word Play 1 | Word Play 2 | Word Play 3 | Word Play 4 | Word Play 5 | Word Play 6
  21. Simile lesson with a printable quiz This link includes something for the teacher to print
  22. Simile Quiz to print This link includes something for the teacher to print
  23. Similes and Metaphors - Identify the comparison in each sentence as a simile or a metaphor [ignore the email address blank]. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Identify words that serve as clues to reveal time periods and cultures.
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  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons"The Diary of Anne Frank" - Students will learn how diversity creates bias which leads to conflict, where students confront their bias and practice tolerance
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsBattling for Freedom - "By examining two speeches by Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee alongside Henry's speech, students develop a new respect for the Native Americans' politically effective and poetic use of language."
Identify symbolism, flashback, and foreshadowing, within context.
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  1. Dictionary of Symbolism - students look up objects of symbolism and see how it is used in literature.
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Writing a Flashback and Flash-Forward Story Using Movies and Texts as Models - Students are introduced to examples of these devices through the film The Sandlot and/or illustrated books. Students are then asked to create a story that contains both flashback and flash-forward.
Rank a given set of resources according to reliability.
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Identify examples of sound devices (e.g., rhyme, alliteration, slant rhyme, repetition, and internal rhyme).
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  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsA concept map to use when you work with your students on these topics. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsPoetic Devices - a classroom sign about the forms of poetic devices An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Shakespearean alliteration insults - have fun while reinforcing the concept of alliteration

Review Help

Released tests
  1. FCAT Sample Reading Test - [2008] sample questions and test taking tips An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. FCAT Sample Answer Book - [2008] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Texas end-of-year reading test from 2003 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
FCAT Sample Test Book
  1. The FCAT Sample Test Books are designed to help students become familiar with FCAT (Florida) by providing helpful hints and offering practice answering questions in different formats. Half of this document is math and half is reading. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

 

 

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