**Text Types and Purposes**

*ELA.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.

Activity | Page |
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Sensory Words | 18 |

How to… | 86 |

**Text Types and Purposes**

*ELA.W.7.3*: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Activity | Page |
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Elaborating Sentences | 26 |

Quotation Marks | 34 |

Setting the Mood | 66 |

I Would Like to Visit… | 78 |

**Text Types and Purposes**

*ELA.W.7.1*: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

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Persuasive Writing | 46 |

Types of Energy | 67 |

**Production and Distribution of Writing**

*ELA.W.7.4*: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Activity | Page |
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Run-on Sentences | 14 |

Sensory Words | 18 |

Elaborating Sentences | 26 |

Quotation Marks | 34 |

Metaphors and Similes | 38 |

Persuasive Writing | 46 |

Review the Basics | 54 |

Figurative Language: Hyperbole | 58 |

Setting the Mood | 66 |

Types of Energy | 67 |

I Would Like to Visit… | 78 |

How to… | 86 |

All About Me | 91 |

**Range of Writing**

*ELA.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.

Activity | Page |
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Run-on Sentences | 14 |

Sensory Words | 18 |

Elaborating Sentences | 26 |

Quotation Marks | 34 |

Metaphors and Similes | 38 |

Homonyms | 42 |

Persuasive Writing | 46 |

Review the Basics | 54 |

Figurative Language: Hyperbole | 58 |

Connotation and Denotation | 62 |

Setting the Mood | 66 |

Types of Energy | 67 |

Semicolons | 74 |

I Would Like to Visit… | 78 |

Make the Right Choice | 82 |

How to… | 86 |

All About Me | 91 |

**Key Ideas and Details**

*ELA.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.

Activity | Page |
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The Octopus | 12 |

More Than Planets | 27 |

Nelson Mandela | 32 |

The Great Wall | 37 |

Inference | 44 |

Run for Your Life | 52 |

Symbol of Freedom | 64 |

On the Rocks | 72 |

Isaac Newton: Genius at Work | 73 |

World News | 84 |

Bill Gates | 88 |

**Key Ideas and Details**

*ELA.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.

Activity | Page |
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The Octopus | 12 |

Mummies | 23 |

Medical School | 24 |

More Than Planets | 27 |

Nelson Mandela | 32 |

It’s in the Genes | 33 |

Run for Your Life | 52 |

On the Rocks | 72 |

World News | 84 |

**Key Ideas and Details**

*ELA.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*).

Activity | Page |
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More Than Planets | 27 |

Nelson Mandela | 32 |

It’s in the Genes | 33 |

Run for Your Life | 52 |

On the Rocks | 72 |

World News | 84 |

**Craft and Structure**

*ELA.RI.7.4*: 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.

Activity | Page |
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The Octopus | 12 |

Fact or Opinion? | 16 |

Mummies | 23 |

Medical School | 24 |

More Than Planets | 27 |

Where Is Big Foot Now? | 28 |

Nelson Mandela | 32 |

It’s in the Genes | 33 |

Vocabulary Practice | 36 |

The Great Wall | 37 |

Reading Comprehension: Short Passages | 39 |

Inference | 44 |

Words for Specialized Areas | 48 |

Run for Your Life | 52 |

Fantasy and Science Fiction | 56 |

Symbol of Freedom | 64 |

What’s the Meaning? | 68 |

On the Rocks | 72 |

Isaac Newton: Genius at Work | 73 |

One Angry Bird | 76 |

The Electoral College | 83 |

World News | 84 |

Bill Gates | 88 |

**Craft and Structure**

*ELA.RI.7.6*: 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.

Activity | Page |
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Nelson Mandela | 32 |

**Craft and Structure**

*ELA.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.

Activity | Page |
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Nelson Mandela | 32 |

Run for Your Life | 52 |

World News | 84 |

Bill Gates | 88 |

**Integration of Knowledge and Ideas**

*ELA.RI.7.7*: 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*).

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Fantasy and Science Fiction | 56 |

**Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.**

*Math.7.RP.A.2*: Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.

Activity | Page |
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Time and Distance | 15 |

Liquid Measurements | 21 |

**Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.**

*Math.7.RP.A.3*: Use proportional relationships to solve multi-step ratio and percent problems. Examples: simple interest, tax, markups and markdowns, gratuities and commissions, fees, percent increase and decrease, percent error.

Activity | Page |
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Banking on Interest | 35 |

Sports Percentages | 45 |

**Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions.**

*Math.7.NS.A.2*: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers.

Activity | Page |
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Liquid Measurements | 21 |

Fraction Frenzy | 25 |

Multiplication and Division of Fractions | 29 |

Across and Down with Decimals | 31 |

Sports Percentages | 45 |

Ordering Decimals | 49 |

Positive and Negative Integers | 61 |

Number Sense | 89 |

**Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions.**

*Math.7.NS.A.3*: Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.(Computations with rational numbers extend the rules for manipulating fractions to complex fractions).

Activity | Page |
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Fraction Frenzy | 25 |

Multiplication and Division of Fractions | 29 |

Across and Down with Decimals | 31 |

**Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions.**

*Math.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.

Activity | Page |
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Positive and Negative Integers | 61 |

**Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.**

*Math.7.EE.B.3*: Solve multi-step real-life 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. *For example: If a woman making $25 an hour gets a 10% raise, she will make an additional 1/10 of her salary an hour, or $2.50, for a new salary of $27.50. If you want to place a towel bar 9 3/4 inches long in the center of a door that is 27 1/2 inches wide, you will need to place the bar about 9 inches from each edge; this estimate can be used as a check on the exact computation*.

Activity | Page |
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Products and Quotients | 11 |

Fraction Frenzy | 25 |

Banking on Interest | 35 |

Sports Percentages | 45 |

**Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.**

*Math.7.EE.A.2*: Understand that rewriting an expression in different forms in a problem context can shed light on the problem and how the quantities in it are related. *For example, a + 0.05a = 1.05a means that “increase by 5%” is the same as “multiply by 1.05.”*

Activity | Page |
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Banking on Interest | 35 |

Sports Percentages | 45 |

**Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.**

*Math.7.EE.A.1*: Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.

Activity | Page |
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Excellent Exponents | 51 |

Finding the Square Root | 55 |

Evaluating Expressions | 69 |

**Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.**

*Math.7.EE.B.4*: Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.

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Algebraic Equations | 65 |

**Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.**

*Math.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.

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Computing Circumference | 75 |

**Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.**

*Math.7.G.B.5*: Use facts about supplementary, complementary, vertical, and adjacent angles in a multi-step problem to write and solve simple equations for an unknown angle in a figure.

Activity | Page |
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Mystery Angles | 81 |

Identifying Angles | 85 |

**Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.**

*Math.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.

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Reading Graphs | 71 |

**Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.**

*Math.7.SP.B.4*: Use measures of center and measures of variability for numerical data from random samples to draw informal comparative inferences about two populations. *For example, decide whether the words in a chapter of a seventh-grade science book are generally longer than the words in a chapter of a fourth-grade science book*.

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Mean, Median, and Mode | 41 |

**Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.**

*Math.7.SP.B.3*: Informally assess the degree of visual overlap of two numerical data distributions with similar variabilities, measuring the difference between the centers by expressing it as a multiple of a measure of variability. *For example, the mean height of players on the basketball team is 10 cm greater than the mean height of players on the soccer team, about twice the variability (mean absolute deviation) on either team; on a dot plot, the separation between the two distributions of heights is noticeable*.

Activity | Page |
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Reading Graphs | 71 |

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