The East Marshall Middle School has prioritized the 7th grade level Iowa Core standards for Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies. These priority standards are listed below.
READING
7th Grade Reading – Priority Standards  
Standard Number  Description 
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 in a text (e.g., how ideas
influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events). 
RI.7.5 
Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections
contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas. 
RI.7.9 
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. 
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. 
RL7.3 
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the
characters or plot). 
RL.7.6 
Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view (perspectives) of different
characters or narrators in a text. 
Resources:Lucy Calkins Unit of Study 
WRITING
7th Grade Writing – Priority Standards  
Standard Number  Description 
W.7.1 
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

W.7.2 
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts,
and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

W.7.3 
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences for events using effective
technique, relevant descriptive details, and well–structured event sequences. 
W.7.4 
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are
appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade–specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.) 
W.7.5 
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing
as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 7.) 
W.7.7 
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and
generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation. 
W.7.8 
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms
effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. 
W.7.9 
Draw evidence from literary or informational
texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history”). 
W.7.10 
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. 
Resources:Lucy Calkins Unit of Study 
MATH
7th Grade Math – Priority Standards  
Standard Number  Description 
7.G.A.1 
Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures, including computing actual
lengths and areas from a scale drawing and reproducing a scale drawing at a different scale. 
7.RP.A.1 
Compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions, including ratios of lengths, areas
and other quantities measured in like or different units. 
7.RP.A.2 
Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities. 
7.RP.A.2.a 
Decide whether two quantities are in a proportional relationship, e.g., by
testing for equivalent ratios in a table or graphing on a coordinate plane and observing whether the graph is a straight line through the origin. 
7.RP.A.2.b 
Identify the constant of proportionality (unit rate) in tables, graphs, equations, diagrams,
and verbal descriptions of proportional relationships. 
7.RP.A.2.c 
Represent proportional relationships by equations. 
7.G.B.4 
Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and use them to solve
problems; give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle. 
7.RP.A.3 
Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems. 
7.NS.A.1 
Apply and extend previous understandings of addition and subtraction to add and
subtract rational numbers; represent addition and subtraction on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram. 
7.NS.A.2.b 
Understand that integers can be divided, provided that the divisor is not zero, and
every quotient of integers (with nonzero divisor) is a rational number. If p and q are integers, then –(p/q) = (–p)/q = p/(–q). Interpret quotients of rational numbers by describing realworld contexts. 
7.NS.A.1.c 
Understand subtraction of rational numbers as adding the additive inverse, p – q = p + (–q).
Show that the distance between two rational numbers on the number line is the absolute value of their difference, and apply this principle in realworld contexts. 
7.EE.B.3 
Solve multistep reallife and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative
rational numbers in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), using tools strategically. Apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form; convert between forms as appropriate; and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies. 
7.EE.A.1 
Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear
expressions with rational coefficients. 
7.EE.B.4 
Use variables to represent quantities in a realworld or mathematical problem,
and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities. 
7.EE.B.4.b 
Solve word problems leading to inequalities of the form px + q > r or px + q < r, where p, q,
and r are specific rational numbers. Graph the solution set of the inequality and interpret it in the context of the problem. 
7.G.B.6 
Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of
two and threedimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms. 
7.SP.A.1 
Understand that statistics can be used to gain information about a population by
examining a sample of the population; generalizations about a population from a sample are valid only if the sample is representative of that population. Understand that random sampling tends to produce representative samples and support valid inferences. 
Resources:Open Up Resources 
SCIENCE
7th Grade Science – Priority Standards  
Standard Number  Description 
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SOCIAL STUDIES
7th Grade Social Studies – Priority Standards  
Standard Number  Description 
SS.7.13. 
Identify social, political and economic factors that can influence our thoughts and behavior. 
SS.7.17. 
Describe the roles of political, civil, and economic organizations in shaping people’s lives 
SS.7.18. 
Explain and evaluate how economic decisions affect the wellbeing of individuals, businesses, and society. 
SS.7.21. 
Evaluate the push and pull factors involved in human population movement and patterns. 
SS.7.24 
Analyze connections among historical events and developments in contemporary global issues. 
SS.7.27. 
Analyze the role that Iowa plays in contemporary global issues. 
SS.7.3 
Gather relevant information from primary and secondary sources using the origin, authority, structure, and context of the sources to guide the selection. 
SS.7.6 
With guided practice, develop claims and counterclaims while pointing out the strengths and limitations of 
SS.7.7. 
With guided practice, construct arguments using claims and evidence from multiple sources. 
SS.7.12.

Apply a range of deliberative and democratic procedures to make decisions and take action in classrooms, schools, and communities. 