SBS:Literacy Level 07 v4

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Literacy Level 07 Capacity Matrices

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Oral Expression and Listening

Measurement Topic: LI.07.711 Formal presentations require preparation and effective delivery Capacity Matrix LI.07.711

LI.07.711.04.04 Prepare for audience and purpose by ensuring proper length of presentation, suitable mode of dress, appropriate topic, and engaging content (CAS: 7.1.1.d)

Measurement Topic: LI.07.712 Small and large group discussions rely on active listening and the effective contributions of all participants Capacity Matrix LI.07.712

LI.07.712.01.04 Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion. (CAS: 7.1.2.a.i) (CCSS: SL.7.1a)

LI.07.712.04.04 Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views. (CAS: 7.1.2.a.iv) (CCSS: SL.7.1d)

LI.07.712.05.04 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study. (CAS: 7.1.2.b) (CCSS: SL.7.2)

Reading for All Purposes

Measurement Topic: LI.07.721 Literary elements, characteristics, and ideas are interrelated and guide the comprehension of literary and fictional texts Capacity Matrix LI.07.721

LI.07.721.01.04 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. (CAS: 7.2.1.a.i) (CCSS: RL.7.1)

LI.07.721.02.04 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. (CAS: 7.2.1.a.ii) (CCSS: RL.7.2)

LI.07.721.03.04 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot). (CAS: 7.2.1.a.iii) (CCSS: L.7.3)

LI.07.721.04.04 Recognize the influence of setting on other narrative elements (CAS: 7.2.1.a.iv)

LI.07.721.05.04 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama. (CAS: 7.2.1.b.i) (CCSS: RL.7.4)

LI.07.721.07.04 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text. (CAS: 7.2.1.b.iii) (CCSS: RL.7.6)

Measurement Topic: LI.07.722 Informational and persuasive texts are summarized and evaluated Capacity Matrix LI.07.722

LI.07.722.01.04 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. (CAS: 7.2.2.a.i) (CCSS: RI.7.1)

LI.07.722.02.04 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. (CAS: 7.2.2.a.ii) (CCSS: RI.7.2)

LI.07.722.04.04 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone. (CAS: 7.2.2.b.i) (CCSS: RI.7.4)

LI.07.722.06.04 Interpret a variety of graphical representations and connect them to information in the text. (CAS: 7.2.2.b.iii)

LI.07.722.07.04 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others. (CAS: 7.2.2.b.iv) (CCSS: RI.7.6)

LI.07.722.08.04 Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words). (CAS: 7.2.2.c.i) (CCSS: RI.7.7)

LI.07.722.09.04 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims. (CAS: 7.2.2.c.ii) (CCSS: RI.7.8)

LI.07.722.10.04 Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts. (CAS: 7.2.2.c.iii) (CCSS: RI.7.9)

LI.07.722.11.04 Organize and synthesize information from multiple sources, determining the relevance of information (CAS: 7.2.2.c.iv)

Measurement Topic: LI.07.723 Purpose, tone, and meaning in word choices influence literary, persuasive, and informational texts Capacity Matrix LI.07.723

LI.07.723.01.04 Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. (CAS: 7.2.3.a.i) (CCSS: L.7.4a)

LI.07.723.02.04 Use the tone of a passage to determine an approximate meaning of a word (CAS: 7.2.3.a.ii)

LI.07.723.03.04 Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., belligerent, bellicose, rebel).æ (CAS: 7.2.3.a.iii) (CCSS: L.7.4b)

LI.07.723.08.04 Understand that language represents and constructs how readers perceive events, people, groups, and ideas; recognize positive and negative implications of language and identify how it can affect readers in different ways (CAS: 7.2.3.b.ii)

LI.07.723.10.04 Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., refined, respectful, polite, diplomatic, condescending). (CAS: 7.2.3.b.iv) (CCCS: L.7.5c)

LI.07.723.11.04 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. (CAS: 7.2.3.c) (CCSS: L.7.6)

Writing and Composition

Measurement Topic: LI.07.731 Composing literary and narrative texts that incorporate a range of stylistic devices demonstrates knowledge of genre features Capacity Matrix LI.07.731

LI.07.731.01.04 Use a variety of planning strategies to generate and organize ideas (such as brainstorming, mapping, graphic organizers) (CAS: 7.3.1.a.i)

LI.07.731.02.04 Write using poetic techniques (alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme scheme, repetition); figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification); and graphic elements (capital letters, line length, word position) typical of the chosen genre (CAS: 7.3.1.a.ii)

LI.07.731.04.04 Establish a central idea, define a clear focus for each section of the text (paragraphs, verses), and use transitional words and phrases to link ideas and sections (CAS: 7.3.1.a.iv)

LI.07.731.06.04 Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically. (CAS: (CCSS: W.7.3a)

LI.07.731.09.04 Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events. (CAS: 7.3.1.a.ix) (CCSS: W.7.3d)

LI.07.731.10.04 Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events. (CAS: 7.3.1.a.x) (CCSS: W.7.3e)

LI.07.731.11.04 Revise writing to strengthen the clarity and vividness of voice, tone, and ideas (CAS: 7.3.1.b)

Measurement Topic: LI.07.732 Organization is used when composing informational and persuasive texts Capacity Matrix LI.07.732

LI.07.732.01.04 Develop texts that explain a process; define a problem and offer a solution; or support an opinion (CAS: 7.3.2.a.i)

LI.07.732.04.04 Explain and imitate emotional appeals used by writers who are trying to persuade an audience (CAS: 7.3.2.a.iv)

LI.07.732.05.04 Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically. (CAS: 7.3.2.a.v) (CCSS: W.7.1a)

LI.07.732.09.04 Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented. (CAS: 7.3.2.a.ix) (CCSS: W.7.1e)

LI.07.732.11.04 Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples. (CAS: 7.3.2.b.ii) (CCSS: W.7.2b)

LI.07.732.12.04 Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts. (CAS: 7.3.2.b.iii) (CCSS: W.7.2c)

LI.07.732.13.04 Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. (CAS: 7.3.2.b.iv) (CCSS: W.7.2d)

LI.07.732.15.04 Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented. (CAS: (CCSS: W.7.2f)

Measurement Topic: LI.07.733 Editing writing for proper grammar, usage, mechanics, and clarity improves written work Capacity Matrix LI.07.733

LI.07.733.01.04 Use a comma to separate coordinate adjectives (e.g., It was a fascinating, enjoyable movie but not He wore an old [,] green shirt). (CAS: 7.3.3.a.i) (CCSS: L.7.2a)

LI.07.733.08.04 Use punctuation correctly (commas and parentheses to offset parenthetical elements; colons to introduce a list; and hyphens) (CAS: 7.3.3.e.i)

LI.07.733.10.04 Vary sentences using prepositional phrases, ensuring that subjects and verbs agree in the presence of intervening phrases (CAS: 7.3.3.e.iii)

LI.07.733.11.04 Use pronoun-antecedent agreement including indefinite pronouns (CAS: 7.3.3.e.iv)

LI.07.733.12.04 Write with consistent verb tense across paragraphs (CAS: 7.3.3.e.v)

Research and Reasoning

Measurement Topic: LI.07.741 Answering a research question logically begins with obtaining and analyzing information from a variety of sources Capacity Matrix LI.07.741

LI.07.741.03.04 Use organizational features of electronic text (bulletin boards, search engines, databases) to locate information (CAS: 7.4.3.b.i)

LI.07.741.04.04 Evaluate accuracy and usefulness of information, and the credibility of the sources used (CAS: 7.4.3.b.ii)

Measurement Topic: LI.07.742 Logical information requires documented sources Capacity Matrix LI.07.742

Measurement Topic: LI.07.743 Reasoned material is evaluated for its quality using both its logic and its use of a medium Capacity Matrix LI.07.743

LI.07.743.01.04 Identify low-credibility stories by noticing vested interests or passion associated with content (CAS:7.4.3.a)

LI.07.743.03.04 Identify the purpose(s) or agenda of media presentations (CAS:7.4.3.c)