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Literary Text Prompts

7th Grade

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS): 7.8.A

demonstrate knowledge of literary genres such as realistic fiction, adventure stories, historical fiction, mysteries, humor, myths, fantasy, and science fiction;

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS): 7.11.A*

compose literary texts such as personal narratives, fiction, and poetry using genre characteristics and craft;

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS): 7.15.A

write an imaginative story that:
  1. sustains reader interest;
  2. includes well-paced action and an engaging storyline; and
  3. creates a believable setting through sensory details
  4. develops interesting characters; and
  5. uses a range of literary strategies and devices to enhance the style and tone; and

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS): 7.15.B

write poems using:
  1. poetic techniques (e.g. rhyme scheme, meter);
  2. figurative language (e.g. personification, idioms, hyperbole); and
  3. graphic elements (e.g. word position).

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS): 7.16

Students write about their own experiences. Students are expected to write a personal narrative that has a clearly defined focus and communicates the importance of or reasons for actions and/or consequences.

Alabama Course of Study Standards: 7

Produce clear, coherent narrative, argument, and informative/explanatory writing in which the development, organization, style, and tone are relevant to task, purpose, and audience, using an appropriate command of language.
  1. Write narratives to convey a series of events incorporating key literary elements, establishing a clear purpose, using narrative techniques (dialogue, pacing, description, and reflection), and sequencing events coherently (chronological and/or flashback).
  2. Write informative or explanatory texts with an organized structure and a formal style to examine ideas or processes effectively while developing the topic and utilizing appropriate transitions, precise vocabulary, and credible information or data when relevant.
  3. Write an argument to defend a position by introducing and supporting claim(s), acknowledging alternate or opposing claims, and presenting reasons and relevant text evidence from accurate and credible sources.

Arkansas Academic Standards: W.7.10

Write routinely over extended time frames, time for
  • research
  • reflection
  • revision
and shorter time frames (e.g., a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Arizona - K-12 Academic Standards: 7.W.10

Common Core State Standards: Literacy.W.7.10

Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE): ELAGSE7W10

Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Tennessee Academic Standards: 7.W.RW.10

Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Pennsylvania Core Standards: CC.1.4.7.M

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events.

Pennsylvania Core Standards: CC.1.4.7.N

Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters

Pennsylvania Core Standards: CC.1.4.7.O

Use narrative techniques such as dialogue, description, and pacing to develop experiences, events, and/or characters; use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events

Pennsylvania Core Standards: CC.1.4.7.P

Organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically, using a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another; provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences and events.

Pennsylvania Core Standards: CC.1.4.7.Q

Write with an awareness of the stylistic aspects of writing.

Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.

Use sentences of varying lengths and complexities.

Use precise language.

Develop and maintain a consistent voice.
  • E07.D.2.1.1 - Choose language that expresses ideas precisely its conventions. and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.*

  • E07.D.2.1.2 - Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.*

  • E07.D.2.1.3 - Maintain consistency in style and tone.*

  • E07.D.2.1.4 - Choose punctuation for effect.*

  • E07.D.2.1.5 - Choose words and phrases for effect.*

  • E07.E.1.1.4 - Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic and/or convey the experience and events.

  • E07.E.1.1.5 - Establish and maintain a formal style

Pennsylvania Core Standards: CC.1.4.7.R

Demonstrate a grade-appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar,usage, capitalization, punctuation,and spelling.
  • E07.D.1.1.1 - Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.

  • E07.D.1.1.2 - Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.

  • E07.D.1.1.3 - Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers.*

  • E07.D.1.1.4 -Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.*

  • E07.D.1.1.5 - Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).*

  • E07.D.1.1.6 - Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.*

  • E07.D.1.1.7 - Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-on sentences.*

  • E07.D.1.1.8 - Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their, they’re).*

  • E07.D.1.1.9 - Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.*

  • E07.D.1.2.1 - Use a comma to separate coordinate adjectives (e.g., It was a fascinating, enjoyable movie but not He wore an old[,] green shirt). E07.D.1.2.2 - Spell correctly. E07.D.1.2.3 - Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, and dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.*

  • E07.D.1.2.4 - Use punctuation to separate items in a series.*

Florida - Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking: ELA.7.C.1.2

Write personal or fictional narratives using narrative techniques, a recognizable point of view, precise words and phrases, and figurative language.

Florida - Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking: ELA.7.V.1.1

Integrate academic vocabulary appropriate to grade level in speaking and writing.

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