7th Grade ELA

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Reading strategies

Main idea

Determine the main idea of a passage


Match the quotations with their themes

Determine the themes of short stories

Author’s purpose and tone

Identify author’s purpose

Which sentence is more formal?

Compare passages for tone

Text structure

Compare and contrast in informational texts

Match causes and effects in informational texts

Match problems with their solutions

Identify text structures

Literary devices

Identify sensory details

Identify the narrative point of view

Interpret the meaning of an allusion from its source

Recall the source of an allusion

Interpret figures of speech

Classify figures of speech

Analyze the effects of figures of speech on meaning and tone

Analyzing literature

Analyze short stories

Vocabulary review: Analyze short stories

Label the rhyme scheme

Analyzing informational texts

Read and understand informational passages

Vocabulary review: Read and understand informational passages

Trace an argument

Vocabulary review: Trace an argument

Comparing texts

Compare information from two texts

Compare two texts with different genres

Visual elements

Compare illustrations of literary and historical subjects

Read graphic organizers

Writing strategies

Organizing writing

Order topics from broadest to narrowest

Organize information by main idea

Transitions with conjunctive adverbs

Developing and supporting arguments

Identify thesis statements

Distinguish facts from opinions

Choose evidence to support a claim

Identify supporting details in informational texts

Identify supporting details in literary texts

Identify counterclaims

Classify logical fallacies

Persuasive strategies

Identify appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos in advertisements

Creative techniques

Use personification

Create varied sentences based on models

Editing and revising

Use parallel structure

Remove redundant words or phrases

Use the correct frequently confused word

Correct errors with frequently confused words

Correct errors with signs

Correct errors in everyday use

Suggest appropriate revisions

Research skills (MLA)

Recognize the parts of a Works Cited entry

Use in-text citations

Identify plagiarism


Prefixes and suffixes

Words with pre-

Words with re-

Words with sub-

Words with mis-

Words with un-, dis-, in-, im-, and non-

Words with -ful

Words with -less

Words with -able and -ible

Greek and Latin roots

Use Greek and Latin roots as clues to the meanings of words

Use words as clues to the meanings of Greek and Latin roots

Determine the meanings of Greek and Latin roots

Determine the meanings of words with Greek and Latin roots

Synonyms and antonyms

Choose the synonym

Choose the antonym


Use the correct homophone

Which definition matches the sentence?

Which sentence matches the definition?

Shades of meaning

Describe the difference between related words

Positive and negative connotation



Context clues

Find words using context

Determine the meaning of words using synonyms in context

Determine the meaning of words using antonyms in context

Use context to identify the meaning of a word

Domain-specific vocabulary

Determine the meaning of domain-specific words with pictures

Reference skills

Alphabetical order

Use guide words

Use dictionary entries

Use dictionary definitions

Use thesaurus entries

Grammar and mechanics

Sentences, fragments, and run-ons

Is the sentence declarative, interrogative, imperative, or exclamatory?

Identify the complete subject or complete predicate of a sentence

Identify the simple subject or simple predicate of a sentence

Identify the compound subject or compound predicate of a sentence

Is it a complete sentence or a fragment?

Is it a complete sentence or a run-on?

Is it a complete sentence, a fragment, or a run-on?

Phrases and clauses

Is it a phrase or a clause?

Identify appositives and appositive phrases

Identify dependent and independent clauses

Is the sentence simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex?

Combine sentences using relative clauses


Form and use plurals: review

Form and use plurals of compound nouns

Identify plurals, singular possessives, and plural possessives

Form the singular or plural possessive

Identify and correct errors with plural and possessive nouns

Pronouns and antecedents

Identify pronouns and their antecedents

Use the pronoun that agrees with the antecedent

Identify vague pronoun references

Identify all of the possible antecedents

Correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person

Pronoun types

Choose between subject and object pronouns

Compound subjects and objects with “I” and “me”

Compound subjects and objects with pronouns

Choose between personal and reflexive pronouns

Use reflexive pronouns

Is the pronoun reflexive or intensive?

Use relative pronouns: who and whom

Use relative pronouns: who, whom, whose, which, and that

Verb types

Identify transitive and intransitive verbs

Identify linking verbs, predicate adjectives, and predicate nouns

Subject-verb agreement

Correct errors with subject-verb agreement

Correct errors with indefinite pronoun-verb agreement

Use the correct verb – with compound subjects

Verb tense

Irregular past tense: review

Simple past, present, and future tense: review

Identify and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense

Form the progressive verb tenses

Form the perfect verb tenses

Adjectives and adverbs

Identify adjectives

Order adjectives

Identify adverbs

Choose between adjectives and adverbs

Is the word an adjective or adverb?

Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives

Good, better, best, bad, worse, and worst

Form and use comparative and superlative adverbs

Well, better, best, badly, worse, and worst


Identify prepositional phrases

Direct and indirect objects

Is it a direct object or an indirect object?


Use the correct pair of correlative conjunctions

Misplaced modifiers

Misplaced modifiers with pictures

Select the misplaced or dangling modifier

Are the modifiers used correctly?

Restrictive and nonrestrictive elements

What does the punctuation suggest?

Commas with nonrestrictive elements


Commas with series, dates, and places

Commas with compound and complex sentences

Commas with direct addresses, introductory words, interjections, and interrupters

Commas with coordinate adjectives

Commas: review

Semicolons, colons, and commas

Use semicolons and commas to separate clauses

Use semicolons, colons, and commas with lists

Dashes, hyphens, and ellipses

Use dashes

Use hyphens in compound adjectives

Decide whether ellipses are used appropriately


Correct capitalization errors

Capitalizing titles


Formatting titles

Formatting and capitalizing titles: review

Formatting street addresses

Formatting quotations and dialogue

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