21st Century skills are global and complex. As such, we educators need to shift to the new educational trend call Common Core State Standard. This will provide our students with the skills, knowledge, tool to succeed in today's high school, college career as they move on.
The English Language Arts and Literacy standards include expectations in reading, writing, speaking, and listening that apply in English Language art classes as well as in Science, Social Studies and technical subjects.
We see to it that all students are to be ready for college career by the end of elementary and High School.
RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RL.7.2 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.
RL. 7.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
WRITINGREADING: INFORMATIONAL TEXT
Key Ideas and Details
RI.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RI.7.2 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.
RI.7.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas sin a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events.
WRITING Text Types and Purposes
W.7.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. - W.7.1A Introduce claim(s) acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically. - W.7.1B Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text. -W.7.1C Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s) reasons, and evidence. -W.7.1D Establish and maintain a formal style. -W.7.1E Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
W.7.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and covey ideas, concepts and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. -W.7.2a 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.