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7th Grade

I can use proportional reasoning to solve problems.

I can add, subtract, multiply and divide rational numbers.I can use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.

I can solve problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.

I can draw, construct and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them.

I can solve problems involving angle measure, area, surface area and volume.

I can use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.

I can draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.

I can investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.

I can conduct experiments safely using science tools

I can identify and use the steps of the scientific method

I can use the metric system to measure volume, area, length, mass, density, and temperature of matter

I can identify the characteristics of organisms,

I can conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells

I can construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms

I can identify/apply laws of motion in real life

I can construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass and speed of an object

I can develop and use a model of the earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses, and seasons

I can develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.

I can independently read and understand text at a 7th grade level

I can use several pieces of evidence from text to support ideas about the text’s theme and when comparing two or more story elements.

I can make inferences from a text

I can analyze how story elements interact (e.g. how setting shapes the plot or characters).

I can analyze how an individual, event, or idea is introduced and progresses through an informational text.

I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language.

I can analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities, differences and points of view, and reflect on how medium (text, written story, poetry, film) of the account impacts the portrayal of the subject.

I can understand and use 7th grade academic vocabulary.

I can write an opinion piece that includes an introduction that states a clear opinion, support that opinion (claim) with relevant facts, an alternate opinion (counterclaim), transition words between paragraphs and an ending section or statement that relates to the opinion.

I can write an informational or explanatory piece that introduces a topic with information grouped into paragraphs that include text features, precise vocabulary, facts, definitions and quotes transition words between sections, and ending with a statement or section that relates to the information in the writing.

I can write a narrative (either fictional or personal) that establishes a character or narrator, includes how the character reacts to events, uses time order transitions, includes dialog and precise literary language, a natural or logical sequence of events and a sense of closure at the end.

I can write about reading

I can conduct research and present a report about a topic.

I can demonstrate a command of the conventions of standard English grammar when writing or speaking.

I can participate in class discussions and small collaborative groups by listening, asking questions, sharing ideas, using evidence from text, and building on the ideas of others

Social Studies
I can analyze how the geographic location, availability of natural resources (water, food, climate, etc), and inventions determine a civilization’s location, development, and culture.

I can demonstrate an understanding of the social hierarchy of ancient civilizations.

I can analyze connections among historical events/developments in larger historical contexts.

I can organize evidence and provide reasoning into an argument about the past.

I can determine how political leaders can influence a civilization’s power.

I can identify, analyze, and interpret primary and secondary documents to make generalizations about historical events.

I can describe how culture influences the way people modify and adapt to their environments.

I can analyze multiple historical perspectives that influence the way that people act in a civilization in different historical eras.

I can analyze secondary sources to develop an argument on why civilizations are successful/unsuccessful and support with relevant evidence.

I can identify necessary reasons for exploration, what qualities made explorers successful, and the cause/effect on voyages to new lands.

I can demonstrate what the role of political, civil, and economic organizations have in shaping people’s lives.

I can explain how economic decisions affect people, businesses, and society.

I can analyze events and causes that would lead to a conflict or war’s end.

I can examine the significance of how constitutions/laws/treaties have an impact on countries and it’s people.

I can compare and contrast governmental structures (monarchy, democracy, etc) used throughout history including leadership positions (king, president, etc).