Below is a list of the standards that have been covered this 2019-2020 school year. For a complete list of the Virginia Department of Education's Standards for Grade 7, please refer to the link  titled 'SOL Resources.'

Vocabulary Standards

7.4 The student will read and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.

c)   Identify and analyze the construction and impact of figurative language.

d)   Identify connotations.

e)   Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.

f)* Use word-reference materials to determine meanings and etymology. (As per the pacing for grade 7, this standard is not covered until the last quarter of the school year; however, I asked my student teacher to cover this with students who are allowed to use a dictionary as a testing accommodation.)

Reading Standards


7.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama.

a)   Describe the elements of narrative structure including setting, character development, plot, theme, and conflict and how they influence each other.

b)   Identify and explain the theme(s).

c)   Identify cause and effect relationships and their impact on plot.

d)   Differentiate between first and third person point-of-view.

g)   Describe the impact of word choice, imagery, and literary devices including figurative language in an author’s style.

i)    Make inferences and draw conclusions based on the text.

      j)*  Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process. (not an SOL tested objective)


7.6 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.

a)   Skim materials using text features including type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.

b)   Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases. 

c)   Make inferences and draw logical conclusions using explicit and implied textual evidence. 

d)   Differentiate between fact and opinion.         

e)* Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts. (unit in progress)         

f)* Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author’s viewpoint. (unit in progress)

g)   Identify the main idea.

j)    Identify cause and effect relationships.

m)*            Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.  (not an SOL tested objective)


7.8 The student will self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.

a)   Choose appropriate adjectives and adverbs to enhance writing.

b)   Use pronoun-antecedent agreement to include indefinite pronouns.   

c)   Use subject-verb agreement with intervening phrases and clauses.

d)   Edit for verb tense consistency and point of view.

f)   Use correct spelling for commonly used words.


7.7 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.

b)   Choose intended audience and purpose.

c)   Use a variety of prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.

d)   Organize writing structure to fit form or topic.

g)   Clearly state a position and organize reasons and evidence, using credible sources.   

i)    Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity.

  j)    Use transition words and phrases within and between paragraphs