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7th Grade Humanities


  1. Determines the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in texts and vocabulary study
  2. Understands and identifies literary devices
  3. Annotates text with guidance
  4. Demonstrates comprehension by summarizing, analyzing, and forming opinions based on textual evidence
  5. Asks and answers both literal and interpretive questions to demonstrate understanding of text across genres


  1. Follows the conventions of standard English grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  2. Develops and strengthens writing through active use of the writing process
  3. Writes a well-organized multi-paragraph essay
  4. Writes arguments to support claims with clear reasoning and relevant evidence
  5. Synthesizes information from print and digital sources to write informative texts

Speaking and Listening

  1. Makes statements and asks questions that show relevant thinking
  2. Follows agreed upon rules for discussion
  3. Communicates effectively in a variety of settings
  4. Demonstrates understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing

Social Studies

  1. Independently organizes information in note form
  2. Uses proper citations and can create a bibliography
  3. Identifies fact, opinion, and bias
  4. Conducts short research projects, drawing on multiple sources
  5. Demonstrates understanding of content and key concepts in current units
  6. Understands the responsibilities of citizenship, actively participates in the promotion of the school and the larger community