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Course Standards

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LAFS.7.L.1.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  1. Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.
  2. Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.
  3. Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers.
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LAFS.7.L.1.AP.1a: Use simple, compound, complex and compound-complex sentences within writing when appropriate.
LAFS.7.L.1.AP.1b: Use phrases and clauses accurately within a sentence.

LAFS.7.L.1.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  1. Use a comma to separate coordinate adjectives (e.g., It was a fascinating, enjoyable movie but not He wore an old[,] green shirt).
  2. Spell correctly.
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LAFS.7.L.1.AP.2a: Use commas to separate coordinate adjectives.
LAFS.7.L.1.AP.2b: Spell words correctly in writing.

LAFS.7.L.2.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
  1. Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.
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LAFS.7.L.2.AP.3a: Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely by eliminating wordiness and redundancy.
LAFS.7.L.2.AP.3b: Use words, phrases or gathered information to accurately reflect meaning.

LAFS.7.L.3.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  1. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
  2. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., belligerent, bellicose, rebel).
  3. Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
  4. Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
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LAFS.7.L.3.AP.4a: Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position in a sentence) as a clue to determine the meaning of grade-appropriate words or phrases.
LAFS.7.L.3.AP.4b: Verify the prediction of the meaning of a new word or phrase (e.g., by checking a dictionary).
LAFS.7.L.3.AP.4c: Find the pronunciation of a word.
LAFS.7.L.3.AP.4d: Find the synonym for a word.
LAFS.7.L.3.AP.4e: Find the precise meaning of a word.

LAFS.7.L.3.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
  1. Interpret figures of speech (e.g., literary, biblical, and mythological allusions) in context.
  2. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words.
  3. Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., refined, respectful, polite, diplomatic, condescending).
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LAFS.7.L.3.AP.5a: Use words, phrases or gathered information to accurately reflect literary context.
LAFS.7.L.3.AP.5b: Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., slim, skinny, scrawny, thin).
LAFS.7.L.3.AP.5c: Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words.
LAFS.7.L.3.AP.5d: Identify allusion within a text or media.
LAFS.7.L.3.AP.5e: Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification, allusions) in context.
LAFS.7.L.3.AP.5f: Identify the connotative meaning (the idea associated with the word) of a word or phrase.

LAFS.7.L.3.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
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LAFS.7.L.3.AP.6a: Use grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases accurately within writing.
LAFS.7.L.3.AP.6b: Use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases accurately.

LAFS.7.RI.1.1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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LAFS.7.RI.1.AP.1a: Use two or more pieces of evidence to support inferences, conclusions or summaries of text.

LAFS.7.RI.1.2: Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
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LAFS.7.RI.1.AP.2a: Determine the central idea of a text
LAFS.7.RI.1.AP.2b: Analyze the development of the central idea over the course of the text.
LAFS.7.RI.1.AP.2c: Provide/create an objective summary of a text.

LAFS.7.RI.1.3: Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
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LAFS.7.RI.1.AP.3a: Analyze how the interactions of individuals influence ideas or events.
LAFS.7.RI.1.AP.3b: Analyze how ideas or events influence individuals.

LAFS.7.RI.2.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
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LAFS.7.RI.2.AP.4a: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used with figurative language.
LAFS.7.RI.2.AP.4b: Determine the connotative meanings of word and phrases as they are used in a text.
LAFS.7.RI.2.AP.4c: Analyze how the use of figurative, connotative or technical terms affects the meaning or tone of text.

LAFS.7.RI.2.5: Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
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LAFS.7.RI.2.AP.5a: Use signal words as a means of locating information.
LAFS.7.RI.2.AP.5b: Outline a given text to show how ideas build upon one another.
LAFS.7.RI.2.AP.5c: Determine the structure of a text (e.g., chronological order, compare/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution).
LAFS.7.RI.2.AP.5d: Determine how the information in each section contributes to the whole or to the development of ideas.

LAFS.7.RI.2.6: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
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LAFS.7.RI.2.AP.6a: Determine an author’s point of view in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
LAFS.7.RI.2.AP.6b: Determine an author’s purpose for writing the text.

LAFS.7.RI.3.7: Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words).
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LAFS.7.RI.3.AP.7a: Compare/contrast how two or more authors write or present about the same topic.

LAFS.7.RI.3.8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
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LAFS.7.RI.3.AP.8a: Identify an argument or claim that the author makes.
LAFS.7.RI.3.AP.8b: Evaluate the claim or argument to determine if they are supported by evidence.
LAFS.7.RI.3.AP.8c: Distinguish claims or arguments that are supported by evidence from those that are not.

LAFS.7.RI.3.9: Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.
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LAFS.7.RI.3.AP.9a: Use supporting evidence to summarize central ideas, draw inferences or analyze connections within or across texts.
LAFS.7.RI.3.AP.9b: Compare/contrast how two or more authors write about the same topic.
LAFS.7.RI.3.AP.9c: Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.

LAFS.7.RI.4.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
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LAFS.7.RI.4.AP.10a: Read or listen to a variety of texts including historical novels, periodicals, biographies, essays, speeches, journals and nonfiction novels.
LAFS.7.RI.4.AP.10b: Use a variety of strategies to derive meaning from a variety of print/non-print texts.

LAFS.7.RL.1.1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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LAFS.7.RL.1.AP.1a: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly.
LAFS.7.RL.1.AP.1b: Use two or more pieces of textual evidence to support conclusions or summaries of text.

LAFS.7.RL.1.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
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LAFS.7.RL.1.AP.2a: Determine the theme or central idea of a text.
LAFS.7.RL.1.AP.2b: Analyze the development of the theme or central idea over the course of the text and provide a summary.

LAFS.7.RL.1.3: Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
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LAFS.7.RL.1.AP.3a: Analyze the impact of story elements on the text (e.g., impact of setting on a character’s choices, cause/effects within the text).
LAFS.7.RL.1.AP.3b: Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

LAFS.7.RL.2.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
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LAFS.7.RL.2.AP.4a: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative (i.e., metaphors, similes and idioms) and connotative meanings.
LAFS.7.RL.2.AP.4b: Identify alliteration within text.
LAFS.7.RL.2.AP.4c: Analyze how the use of rhymes or repetitions of sounds affect the tone of the poem, story or drama.

LAFS.7.RL.2.5: Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.
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LAFS.7.RL.2.AP.5a: Examine how the structure of a poem or drama adds to its meaning.

LAFS.7.RL.2.6: Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
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LAFS.7.RL.2.AP.6a: Compare and contrast the points of view of different characters in the same text.

LAFS.7.RL.3.7: Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film).
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LAFS.7.RL.3.AP.7a: Compare and contrast a story, drama or poem when presented in two different mediums.
LAFS.7.RL.3.AP.7b: Compare and contrast different mediums that may be used to present literary materials to explore the techniques used in the various mediums.

LAFS.7.RL.3.9: Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.
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LAFS.7.RL.3.AP.9a: Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of time/place with a historical account of the same time.
LAFS.7.RL.3.AP.9b: Compare and contrast a fictional character with a historical character of the same time.

LAFS.7.RL.4.10: 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.
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LAFS.7.RL.4.AP.10a: Read or listen to a variety of texts or adapted texts, including historical novels, periodicals, dramas or plays, poetry (including soliloquies and sonnets), fiction and nonfiction novels.
LAFS.7.RL.4.AP.10b: Use a variety of strategies to derive meaning from a variety of literary texts.

LAFS.7.SL.1.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  1. Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
  2. Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
  3. Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed.
  4. Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.
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LAFS.7.SL.1.AP.1a: Discuss how own view or opinion changes using new information provided by others.
LAFS.7.SL.1.AP.1b: Describe how the claims within a speaker’s argument match own argument.
LAFS.7.SL.1.AP.1c: Quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others in writing while avoiding plagiarism.

LAFS.7.SL.1.2: Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
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LAFS.7.SL.1.AP.2a: Critically evaluate main ideas and details presented in diverse media (e.g., visually, personal communication, periodicals, social media) and formats for accuracy.
LAFS.7.SL.1.AP.2b: Explain if and how ideas presented in diverse media (e.g., visually, personal communication, periodicals, social media) clarify a topic, text or issue under study.
LAFS.7.SL.1.AP.2c: Identify how information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) on a topic or text contributes to understanding.

LAFS.7.SL.1.3: Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
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LAFS.7.SL.1.AP.3a: Evaluate the soundness of reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of evidence provided in an argument.
LAFS.7.SL.1.AP.3b: Evaluate the soundness or accuracy of reasons presented to support a claim.

LAFS.7.SL.2.4: Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
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LAFS.7.SL.2.AP.4a: Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details and examples.
LAFS.7.SL.2.AP.4b: Report on a topic, with a logical sequence of ideas, appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details that support the main ideas.

LAFS.7.SL.2.5: Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.
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LAFS.7.SL.2.AP.5a: Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.

LAFS.7.SL.2.6: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
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LAFS.7.SL.2.AP.6a: Recognize situations when the use of formal English is necessary (e.g., making a presentation vs. talking with friends).

LAFS.7.W.1.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
  1. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
  2. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
  3. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
  4. Establish and maintain a formal style.
  5. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
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LAFS.7.W.1.AP.1a: Produce an introduction that introduces the writer’s claims and acknowledges alternate or opposing claims.
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.1b: Create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s claim.
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.1c: Write arguments to support claims with logical reasoning and relevant evidence from credible sources.
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.1d: Use words, phrases and clauses to link opinions and reasons and clarify relationship of ideas.
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.1e: Maintain a consistent style and voice throughout writing (e.g., third person for formal style, accurate and efficient word choice, sentence fluency, voice should be active versus passive).
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.1f: Provide a concluding statement or section that supports and summarizes the argument presented.

LAFS.7.W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
  1. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
  2. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
  3. Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
  4. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
  5. Establish and maintain a formal style.
  6. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
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LAFS.7.W.1.AP.2a: Organize ideas, concepts and information (using definition, classification, comparison/contrast and cause/effect).
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.2b: Introduce a topic clearly, previewing information to follow and summarizing stated focus.
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.2c: Develop the topic (add additional information related to the topic) with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations or other information and examples.
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.2d: Use transitional words, phrases and clauses that connect ideas and create cohesion within writing.
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.2e: Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.2f: Maintain a consistent style and voice throughout writing (e.g., third person for formal style, accurate and efficient word choice, sentence fluency and voice should be active versus passive).
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.2g: Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information presented.
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.2h: Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details and examples.
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.2i: Report on a topic, with a logical sequence of ideas, appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details that support the main ideas.

LAFS.7.W.1.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
  1. Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
  2. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
  3. Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.
  4. Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.
  5. Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.
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LAFS.7.W.1.AP.3a: Orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing the narrator and/or characters.
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.3b: Organize ideas and events so that they unfold naturally.
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.3c: When appropriate, use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.3d: Use a variety of transition words, phrases and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.3e: Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.3f: Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
LAFS.7.W.1.AP.3g: Use words, phrases or gathered information to accurately reflect literary context.

LAFS.7.W.2.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
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LAFS.7.W.2.AP.4a: Produce a clear coherent permanent product that is appropriate to the specific task (e.g., topic), purpose (e.g., to inform), and audience (reader).
LAFS.7.W.2.AP.4b: Produce a clear, coherent, permanent product that is appropriate to the specific task, purpose (e.g., to entertain) and audience.
LAFS.7.W.2.AP.4c: Produce a clear, coherent, permanent product that is appropriate to the specific task, purpose (e.g., to produce an argument supported by claims) and audience.

LAFS.7.W.2.5: 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.
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LAFS.7.W.2.AP.5a: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop a plan for writing (e.g., define purpose, state your claim, gather evidence, create your argument, provide a meaningful conclusion).
LAFS.7.W.2.AP.5b: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop a plan for writing (e.g., choose a topic, introduce story elements, develop storyline, conclude story).
LAFS.7.W.2.AP.5c: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop a plan for writing (e.g., determine the topic, gather information, develop the topic, provide a meaningful conclusion) focused on a specific purpose and audience.
LAFS.7.W.2.AP.5d: With guidance and support from peers and adults, strengthen writing by revising and editing.
LAFS.7.W.2.AP.5e: With guidance and support from peers and adults, strengthen writing by revising and editing (e.g., review product, strengthening story).
LAFS.7.W.2.AP.5f: Use feedback from adults and peers to improve writing.

LAFS.7.W.2.6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
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LAFS.7.W.2.AP.6a: Use technology to produce and publish writing (e.g., use the Internet to gather information, word processing to generate and collaborate on writing).

LAFS.7.W.3.7: Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.
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LAFS.7.W.3.AP.7a: Follow steps to complete a short research project (e.g., determine topic, locating information on a topic, organizing information related to the topic, drafting a permanent product).

LAFS.7.W.3.8: 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.
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LAFS.7.W.3.AP.8a: List Internet search terms for a topic of persuasive writing.
LAFS.7.W.3.AP.8b: List Internet search terms for a topic of study.
LAFS.7.W.3.AP.8c: Gather relevant information (e.g., highlight in text, quote or paraphrase from text or discussion) from print and/or digital sources.
LAFS.7.W.3.AP.8d: Gather information (e.g., highlight, quote or paraphrase from source) relevant to the topic or text from print and/or digital sources.
LAFS.7.W.3.AP.8e: Quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others in writing while avoiding plagiarism.
LAFS.7.W.3.AP.8f: Use a standard format to produce citations.
LAFS.7.W.3.AP.8g: Evaluate print and digital sources to refine ideas or thoughts while writing.

LAFS.7.W.3.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
  1. Apply grade 7 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history”).
  2. Apply grade 7 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g. “Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims”).
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LAFS.7.W.3.AP.9a: Provide evidence from grade-appropriate literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection and research.

LAFS.7.W.4.10: 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 discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
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LAFS.7.W.4.AP.10a: Write routinely over shorter time frames (e.g., journal entry, letter, graphic organizer) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes and audiences.
LAFS.7.W.4.AP.10b: Write routinely in a genre over extended time frames (planning, drafting, editing, revising, publishing) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes and audiences.

HE.7.B.3.3: Compare a variety of technologies to gather health information.
Clarifications:
WebMD vs. Wikipedia, home blood pressure/thermometer vs. physician’s office equipment, and mobile diagnostic imaging vs. hospital MRI.
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HE.7.B.3.In.c: Identify two different forms of technology that can be used to gather health information such as home blood pressure/thermometer vs. physician’s office equipment.
HE.7.B.3.Su.c: Recognize two different forms of technology that can be used to gather health information such as home blood pressure/thermometer vs. physician’s office equipment.
HE.7.B.3.Pa.c: Recognize that there are a variety of technologies that can be used to gather health information such as WebMD and Wikipedia.

HE.7.B.4.1: Apply effective communication skills when interacting with others to enhance health.
Clarifications:
Clear and concise words, nonverbal language, discussion, "I" messages, and assertive vs. passive or aggressive communication.
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HE.7.B.4.In.a: Use selected skills for communicating effectively with family, peers, and others to enhance health, such as using clear and concise words, nonverbal language, discussion, and “I” messages.
HE.7.B.4.Su.a: Use selected skills for communicating effectively with family and peers to enhance health, such as using clear and concise words, nonverbal language, or “I” messages.
HE.7.B.4.Pa.a: Use more than one way to communicate personal wants and needs to others to enhance health, such as verbalizing and choosing from options.

HE.7.B.4.2: Demonstrate refusal, negotiation, and collaboration skills to enhance health and reduce health risks.
Clarifications:
Working together, compromise, direct statement, peer mediation, personal boundaries, and reflective listening.
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HE.7.B.4.In.b: Use selected refusal, negotiation, and collaboration skills that enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks, such as using direct statements, working together, and compromising.
HE.7.B.4.Su.b: Identify selected refusal, negotiation, and collaboration skills that enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks, such as using direct statements, working together, and compromising.
HE.7.B.4.Pa.b: Recognize a refusal, a negotiation, and a collaboration skill that enhances health or reduces health risk in the classroom, such as using direct statements, working together, or compromising.

HE.7.B.4.3: Articulate the possible causes of conflict among youth in schools and communities.
Clarifications:
Ethnic prejudice and diversity, substance use, group dynamics, relationship issues/dating violence, gossip/rumors, and sexual identity.
Related Access Points
Name Description
HE.7.B.4.In.c: Identify possible causes of conflict among youth in schools and communities, such as ethnic prejudice and diversity, substance use, and group dynamics.
HE.7.B.4.Su.c: Recognize possible causes of conflict among youth in schools and communities, such as ethnic prejudice and diversity, substance use, and group dynamics.
HE.7.B.4.Pa.c: Recognize a possible cause of conflict among youth in schools, such as ethnic prejudice, and diversity or substance use.

HE.7.B.4.4: Demonstrate how to ask for assistance to enhance the health of self and others.
Clarifications:
“I” messages, ask on behalf of a friend, written request, riding in a vehicle with someone who is intoxicated, and bullying.
Related Access Points
Name Description
HE.7.B.4.In.d: Model common ways to ask for assistance to enhance personal health of self and others, such as using “I” messages, asking on behalf of a friend, and making a written request.
HE.7.B.4.Su.d: Model a positive way to ask for assistance to enhance personal health of self and others, such as using “I” messages, asking on behalf of a friend, or making a written request.
HE.7.B.4.Pa.d: Recognize a positive way to ask for assistance to enhance health of self and others, such as using “I” messages, or asking on behalf of a friend.

HE.7.B.5.1: Predict when health-related situations require the application of a thoughtful decision-making process.
Clarifications:
Prescription drug use/abuse, riding in a vehicle with an underage driver, selecting nutritious foods, mental-health issues, determining whether a relationship is healthy, sexual activity/abstinence, and cheating.
Related Access Points
Name Description
HE.7.B.5.In.1: Identify health-related situations that require the application of a thoughtful decision-making process, such as prescription-drug use and abuse, riding in a vehicle with an underage driver, selecting nutritious foods, and dealing with mental-health issues.
HE.7.B.5.Su.1: Recognize health-related situations that require the application of a thoughtful decision-making process, such as prescription-drug use and abuse, riding in a vehicle with an underage driver, selecting nutritious foods, and dealing with mental-health issues.
HE.7.B.5.Pa.1: Recognize selected health-related situations in which a decision is required, such as prescription-drug use and abuse, riding in a vehicle with an underage driver, selecting nutritious foods, and dealing with mental-health issues.

HE.7.C.1.2: Explain how physical, mental/emotional, social, and intellectual dimensions of health are interrelated.
Clarifications:
Stress/exams, self-esteem/body weight, emotional stress/illness, and interpersonal relationships/peer refusal.
Related Access Points
Name Description
HE.7.C.1.In.b: Describe how the physical, mental/emotional, social, and intellectual dimensions of health are interrelated, such as managing time effectively (intellectual dimension) to reduce stress (mental/emotional dimension), and choosing healthy foods (intellectual dimension) to maintain a healthy weight (physical dimension).
HE.7.C.1.Su.b: Identify how one dimension of health relates to another dimension of health, such as managing time effectively (intellectual dimension) to reduce stress (mental/emotional dimension), and choosing healthy foods (intellectual dimension) to maintain a healthy weight (physical dimension).
HE.7.C.1.Pa.b: Recognize the effect of emotional health on physical health, such as emotional stress causing physical illness.

HE.7.C.2.5: Analyze how messages from media influence health behaviors.
Clarifications:
Sports figures promoting fast food, provocative images in film/print advertisements; coolness/appeal of smoking; and dangerous, life- threatening stunts.
Related Access Points
Name Description
HE.7.C.2.In.e: Identify how messages from media influence health behaviors, such as using sports figures to promote fast food, using provocative images in film and print advertisements, and portraying smoking as appealing.
HE.7.C.2.Su.e: Identify ways messages from media influence health behaviors, such as using sports figures to promote fast food, using provocative images in film and print advertisements, and portraying smoking as appealing.
HE.7.C.2.Pa.e: Recognize a way a selected media message may influence health behavior, such as using sports figures to promote fast food, using provocative images in film and print advertisements, or portraying smoking as appealing.

ELD.K12.ELL.LA.1: English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Language Arts.
ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1: English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.
SS.7.C.2.11: Analyze media and political communications (bias, symbolism, propaganda).
Clarifications:

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 44-45. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

Related Access Points
Name Description
SS.7.C.2.In.k: Identify how the media and people influence government.
SS.7.C.2.Su.k: Recognize that the media and people can influence government.
SS.7.C.2.Pa.k: Recognize that the media influences people.

SS.7.C.2.13: Examine multiple perspectives on public and current issues.
Clarifications:

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 48-49. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

Related Access Points
Name Description
SS.7.C.2.In.m: Identify different perspectives on current issues.
SS.7.C.2.Su.m: Recognize different perspectives on current issues.
SS.7.C.2.Pa.m: Recognize a point of view on current issues.




General Course Information and Notes

GENERAL NOTES

Access Courses: Access courses are intended only for students with a significant cognitive disability. Access courses are designed to provide students with access to the general curriculum. Access points reflect increasing levels of complexity and depth of knowledge aligned with grade-level expectations. The access points included in access courses are intentionally designed to foster high expectations for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Access points in the subject areas of science, social studies, art, dance, physical education, theatre, and health provide tiered access to the general curriculum through three levels of access points (Participatory, Supported, and Independent). Access points in English language arts and mathematics do not contain these tiers, but contain Essential Understandings (or EUs). EUs consist of skills at varying levels of complexity and are a resource when planning for instruction.

English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:

Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate information, ideas and concepts for academic success in the content area of Language Arts. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: https://cpalmsmediaprod.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/docs/standards/eld/la.pdf.

Additional Instructional Resources:
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General Information

Course Number: 7810012 Course Path: Section: Exceptional Student Education > Grade Group: Middle/Junior High > Subject: Academics - Subject Areas >
Abbreviated Title: ACCESS M/J LA 2 
Course Attributes:
  • Class Size Core Required
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): 6,7,8



Educator Certifications

Exceptional Student Education (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12) Plus Elementary Education (Grades K-6)
Elementary Education (Elementary Grades 1-6) Plus Exceptional Student Education (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)
English (Elementary Grades 1-6) Plus Exceptional Student Education (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)
English (Grades 6-12) Plus Exceptional Student Education (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)
Exceptional Student Education (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12) Plus Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum (Middle Grades 5-9)
Exceptional Student Education (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12) Plus Middle Grades English (Middle Grades 5-9)
Mentally Handicapped (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12) Plus Elementary Education (Grades K-6)
Elementary Education (Elementary Grades 1-6) Plus Mentally Handicapped (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)
English (Elementary Grades 1-6) Plus Mentally Handicapped (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)
English (Grades 6-12) Plus Mentally Handicapped (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)
Mentally Handicapped (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12) Plus Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum (Middle Grades 5-9)
Mentally Handicapped (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12) Plus Middle Grades English (Middle Grades 5-9)
Varying Exceptionalities (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12) Plus Elementary Education (Grades K-6)
Varying Exceptionalities (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12) Plus Elementary Education (Elementary Grades 1-6)
Varying Exceptionalities (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12) Plus English (Elementary Grades 1-6)
Varying Exceptionalities (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12) Plus English (Grades 6-12)
Varying Exceptionalities (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12) Plus Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum (Middle Grades 5-9)
Varying Exceptionalities (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12) Plus Middle Grades English (Middle Grades 5-9)
Emotionally Handicapped (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12) Plus Elementary Education (Grades K-6)
Elementary Education (Elementary Grades 1-6) Plus Emotionally Handicapped (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)
English (Elementary Grades 1-6) Plus Emotionally Handicapped (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)
English (Grades 6-12) Plus Emotionally Handicapped (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)
Emotionally Handicapped (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12) Plus Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum (Middle Grades 5-9)
Emotionally Handicapped (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12) Plus Middle Grades English (Middle Grades 5-9)
Specific Learning Disabilities (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12) Plus Elementary Education (Grades K-6)
Elementary Education (Elementary Grades 1-6) Plus Specific Learning Disabilities (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)
English (Elementary Grades 1-6) Plus Specific Learning Disabilities (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)
English (Grades 6-12) Plus Specific Learning Disabilities (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)
Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum (Middle Grades 5-9) Plus Specific Learning Disabilities (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)
Middle Grades English (Middle Grades 5-9) Plus Specific Learning Disabilities (Elementary and Secondary Grades K-12)


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