Grade 7 Language

Language 7

Language 7

Course Code:

Department:

Primary

Course development date:

2021

Curriculum Policy Document:

Language, Grades 1 – 8, 2006 Revised

Cost:

CA$ 1000.00

Course Developer:

Elite Private School

Grade 7 Language

Reading

Reading for Meaning
By the end of Grade 7 students will: read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic, and informational texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning.

Variety of Texts
1.1 read a wide variety of increasingly complex or difficult texts from diverse cultures, including literary texts , graphic texts and informational texts

Purpose
1.2 identify a variety of purposes for reading and choose reading materials appropriate for those purposes

Comprehension Strategies
1.3 identify a variety of reading comprehension strategies and use them appropriately before, during, and after reading to understand increasingly complex texts

Demonstrating Understanding
1.4 demonstrate understanding of increasingly complex texts by summarizing important ideas and citing a variety of details that support the main idea

Making Inferences/Interpreting Texts
1.5 develop and explain interpretations of increasingly complex or difficult texts using stated and implied ideas from the texts to support their interpretations

Extending Understanding
1.6 extend understanding of texts, including increasingly complex or difficult texts, by connecting the ideas in them to their own knowledge, experience, and insights, to other familiar texts, and to the world around them

Analysing Texts
1.7 analyse a variety of texts, both simple and complex, and explain how the different elements in them contribute to meaning and influence the reader's reaction

Responding to and Evaluating Texts
1.8 evaluate the effectiveness of both simple and complex texts based on evidence from the texts

Point of View
1.9 identify the point of view presented in texts, including increasingly complex or difficult texts; give evidence of any biases they may contain; and suggest other possible perspectives

2. Understanding Form and Style

By the end of Grade 7 student will: recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning.

Text Forms
2.1 analyse a variety of text forms and explain how their particular characteristics help communicate meaning, with a focus on literary texts such as a novel , graphic texts such as a photo essay, and informational texts such as a manual

Text Patterns
2.2 analyse increasingly complex texts to identify organizational patterns used in them and explain how the patterns help communicate meaning

Text Features
2.3 identify a variety of text features and explain how they help communicate meaning

Elements of Style
2.4 identify various elements of style - including foreshadowing, metaphor, and symbolism - and explain how they help communicate meaning and enhance the effectiveness of texts

3. Reading With Fluency By the end of Grade 7, students will: use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently.

Reading Familiar Words
3.1 automatically read and understand most words in a wide range of reading contexts

Reading Unfamiliar Words
3.2 predict the meaning of and rapidly solve unfamiliar words using different types of cues, including:
• semantic (meaning) cues • syntactic (language structure) cues
• graphophonic (phonological and graphic) cues

Reading Fluently
3.3 read appropriate texts with expression and confidence, adjusting reading strategies and reading rate to match the form and purpose

4. Reflecting on Reading Skills and Strategies
By the end of Grade 7, students will: reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.

Metacognition
4.1 identify a range of strategies they found helpful before, during, and after reading and explain, in conversation with the teacher and/or peers or in a reader's notebook, how they can use these and other strategies to improve as readers

Interconnected Skills
4.2 explain, in conversation with the teacher and/or peers or in a reader's notebook, how their skills in listening, speaking, writing, viewing, and representing help them make sense of what they read

Writing

1. Developing and Organizing Content
By the end of Grade 7, students will: generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience.

Purpose and Audience
1.1 identify the topic, purpose, and audience for more complex writing forms

Developing Ideas
1.2 generate ideas about more challenging topics and identify those most appropriate for the purpose

Research
1.3 gather information to support ideas for writing, using a variety of strategies and a wide range of print and electronic resources

Classifying Ideas
1.4 sort and classify ideas and information for their writing in a variety of ways that allow them to manipulate information and see different combinations and relationships in their data

Organizing Ideas
1.5 identify and order main ideas and supporting details and group them into units that could be used to develop a multi-paragraph piece of writing, using a variety of strategies and organizational patterns

Review
1.6 determine whether the ideas and information they have gathered are relevant, appropriate, and sufficiently specific for the purpose, and do more research if necessary

2. Using Knowledge of Form and Style in Writing
By the end of Grade 7, students will: draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience.

Form
2.1 write complex texts of different lengths using a wide range of forms

Voice
2.2 establish a distinctive voice in their writing appropriate to the subject and audience

Word Choice
2.3 regularly use vivid and/or figurative language and innovative expressions in their writing

Sentence Fluency
2.4 vary sentence structures to give their writing rhythm and pacing by using a variety of connecting and/or introductory words and phrases

Point of View
2.5 identify their point of view and other possible points of view, evaluate other points of view, and find ways to acknowledge other points of view, if appropriate

Preparing for Revision
2.6 identify elements in their writing that need improvement, selectively using feedback from the teacher and peers, with a focus on voice, diction, and an effective beginning and ending

Revision
2.7 make revisions to improve the content, clarity, and interest of their written work, using a variety of strategies

Producing Drafts
2.8 produce revised draft pieces of writing to meet identified criteria based on the expectations

3. Applying Knowledge of Language Conventions and Presenting Written Work Effectively
By the end of Grade 7, students will: use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively.

Spelling Familiar Words
3.1 spell familiar words correctly

Spelling Unfamiliar Words
3.2 spell unfamiliar words using a variety of strategies that involve understanding sound-symbol relationships, word structures, word meanings, and generalizations about spelling

Vocabulary
3.3 confirm spellings and word meanings or word choice using a variety of resources appropriate for the purpose

Punctuation
3.4 use punctuation appropriately to communicate their intended meaning in more complex writing forms, including forms specific to different subject areas, with a focus on the use of: periods after initials, in abbreviations, and in decimal numbers; parentheses; punctuation to indicate intonation, pauses, or gestures

Grammar
3.5 use parts of speech correctly to communicate their meaning clearly, with a focus on the use of: relative pronouns prepositions, including prepositional phrases; adjectives; conjunctions; adverbs; present, past, and future verb tenses; present and past participles

Proofreading
3.6 proofread and correct their writing using guidelines developed with peers and the teacher

Publishing
3.7 use a wide range of appropriate elements of effective presentation in the finished product, including print, script, different fonts, graphics, and layout

Producing Finished Works
3.8 produce pieces of published work to meet identified criteria based on the expectations

4. Reflecting on Writing Skills and Strategies
By the end of Grade 7, students will: reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.

Metacognition
4.1 identify a variety of strategies they used before, during, and after writing, explain which ones were most helpful, and suggest future steps they can take to improve as writers

Interconnected Skills
4.2 describe how their skills in listening, speaking, reading, viewing, and representing help in their development as writers

Portfolio
4.3 select pieces of writing that they think reflect their growth and competence as writers and explain the reasons for their choices

Writing

1. Understanding Media Texts
By the end of Grade 7, students will: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts.

Purpose and Audience
1.1 explain how various media texts address their intended purpose and audience

Making Inferences/Interpreting Messages
1.2 interpret increasingly complex or difficult media texts, using overt and implied messages as evidence for their interpretations

Responding to and Evaluating Texts
1.3 evaluate the effectiveness of the presentation and treatment of ideas, information, themes, opinions, issues, and/or experiences in media texts

Audience Responses
1.4 explain why different audiences might have different responses to a variety of media texts

Point of View
1.5 demonstrate understanding that different media texts reflect different points of view

Production Perspectives
1.6 identify who produces various media texts and determine the commercial, ideological, political, cultural, and/or artistic interests or perspectives that the texts may involve

2.Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques
By the end of Grade 7, students will: identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning.

Form
2.1 explain how individual elements of various media forms combine to create, reinforce, and/or enhance meaning

Conventions and Techniques
2.2 identify the conventions and techniques used in a variety of media forms and explain how they help convey meaning and influence or engage the audience

3. Creating Media Texts
By the end of Grade 7, students will: create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques.

Purpose and Audience
3.1 explain why they have chosen the topic for a media text they plan to create

Form
3.2 identify an appropriate form to suit the specific purpose and audience for a media text they plan to create

Conventions and Techniques
3.3 identify conventions and techniques appropriate to the form chosen for a media text they plan to create, and explain how they will use the conventions and techniques to help communicate their message

Producing Media Texts
3.4 produce a variety of media texts of some technical complexity for specific purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques

4. Reflecting on Media Literacy Skills and Strategies
By the end of Grade 7, students will: reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.

Metacognition
4.1 identify what strategies they found most helpful in making sense of and creating media texts, and explain how these and other strategies can help them improve as media viewers/listeners/producers

Interconnected Skills
4.2 explain how their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing help them to make sense of and produce media texts

Media Literacy

1. Understanding Media Texts
By the end of Grade 7, students will: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts.

Purpose and Audience
1.1 explain how various media texts address their intended purpose and audience

Making Inferences/Interpreting Messages
1.2 interpret increasingly complex or difficult media texts, using overt and implied messages as evidence for their interpretations

Responding to and Evaluating Texts
1.3 evaluate the effectiveness of the presentation and treatment of ideas, information, themes, opinions, issues, and/or experiences in media texts

Audience Responses
1.4 explain why different audiences might have different responses to a variety of media texts

Point of View
1.5 demonstrate understanding that different media texts reflect different points of view

Production Perspectives
1.6 identify who produces various media texts and determine the commercial, ideological, political, cultural, and/or artistic interests or perspectives that the texts may involve

2.Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques
By the end of Grade 7, students will: identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning.

Form
2.1 explain how individual elements of various media forms combine to create, reinforce, and/or enhance meaning

Conventions and Techniques
2.2 identify the conventions and techniques used in a variety of media forms and explain how they help convey meaning and influence or engage the audience

3. Creating Media Texts
By the end of Grade 7, students will: create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques.

Purpose and Audience
3.1 explain why they have chosen the topic for a media text they plan to create

Form
3.2 identify an appropriate form to suit the specific purpose and audience for a media text they plan to create

Conventions and Techniques
3.3 identify conventions and techniques appropriate to the form chosen for a media text they plan to create, and explain how they will use the conventions and techniques to help communicate their message

Producing Media Texts
3.4 produce a variety of media texts of some technical complexity for specific purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques

4. Reflecting on Media Literacy Skills and Strategies
By the end of Grade 7, students will: reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.

Metacognition
4.1 identify what strategies they found most helpful in making sense of and creating media texts, and explain how these and other strategies can help them improve as media viewers/listeners/producers

Interconnected Skills
4.2 explain how their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing help them to make sense of and produce media texts

Final Reporting

Assessment is the process of gathering information from a variety of sources, such as assignments, day-to-day observations, conversations or conferences, demonstrations, projects, and performances. Teachers follow guidelines from Growing Success to analyze how well a student is achieving the curriculum expectations in a subject. As part of assessment, teachers provide students with descriptive feedback that guides their efforts towards improvement. The final grade reflects the student’s most consistent level of achievement throughout the course, although special consideration is given to more recent evidence of achievement. There is no final assessment, such as an exam, in this course.