**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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"Earth's Layers" | 14 |

"Sensory Words" | 18 |

"Phrases and Clauses" | 23 |

"Inference" | 44 |

"Popular Genres" | 57 |

"Checks & Balances" | 65 |

"Here's How" | 87 |

**Text Types and Purposes**

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

Activity | Page |
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"Phrases and Clauses" | 23 |

"Persuasive Writing" | 47 |

"Types of Energy" | 68 |

**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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"Can You Elaborate?" | 27 |

"Quotation Marks" | 35 |

"Setting the Mood" | 67 |

"Go There" | 78 |

**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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"Earth's Layers" | 14 |

"Run-on Sentences" | 15 |

"Sensory Words" | 18 |

"Magic Math" | 21 |

"Can You Elaborate?" | 27 |

"Big Foot Vocabulary" | 29 |

"Quotation Marks" | 35 |

"Metaphors & Similes" | 38 |

"Inference" | 44 |

"Persuasive Writing" | 47 |

"Review the Basics" | 55 |

"Popular Genres" | 57 |

"Hyperbole" | 58 |

"Checks & Balances" | 65 |

"Setting the Mood" | 67 |

"Types of Energy" | 68 |

"Vocabulary in Context" | 77 |

"Go There" | 78 |

"News Report" | 84 |

"Here's How" | 87 |

**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" | 15 |

"Sensory Words" | 18 |

"Can You Elaborate?" | 27 |

"Quotation Marks" | 35 |

"Metaphors & Similes" | 38 |

"Persuasive Writing" | 47 |

"Review the Basics" | 55 |

"Hyperbole" | 58 |

"Connotation & Denotation" | 63 |

"Setting the Mood" | 67 |

"Types of Energy" | 68 |

"Semicolons" | 75 |

"Go There" | 78 |

"Choose Wisely" | 83 |

"Here's How" | 87 |

**Conventions of Standard English**

*ELA.L.7.1*: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity | Page |
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"Run-on Sentences" | 15 |

"Complete Sentences" | 20 |

"Can You Elaborate?" | 27 |

"Quotation Marks" | 35 |

"Metaphors & Similes" | 38 |

"Inference" | 44 |

"Persuasive Writing" | 47 |

"Review the Basics" | 55 |

"Semicolons" | 75 |

"Vocabulary in Context" | 77 |

"Go There" | 78 |

"News Report" | 84 |

"Here's How" | 87 |

**Conventions of Standard English**

*ELA.L.7.2*: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Activity | Page |
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"Run-on Sentences" | 15 |

"Can You Elaborate?" | 27 |

"Quotation Marks" | 35 |

"Metaphors & Similes" | 38 |

"Inference" | 44 |

"Persuasive Writing" | 47 |

"Review the Basics" | 55 |

"Semicolons" | 75 |

"Vocabulary in Context" | 77 |

"Go There" | 78 |

"News Report" | 84 |

"Here's How" | 87 |

**Knowledge of Language**

*ELA.L.7.3*: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Activity | Page |
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"Can You Elaborate?" | 27 |

"Metaphors & Similes" | 38 |

"Inference" | 44 |

"Persuasive Writing" | 47 |

"Review the Basics" | 55 |

"Semicolons" | 75 |

"Vocabulary in Context" | 77 |

"Go There" | 78 |

"News Report" | 84 |

"Here's How" | 87 |

**Vocabulary Acquisition and Use**

*ELA.L.7.6*: 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.

Activity | Page |
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"Earth's Layers" | 14 |

**Vocabulary Acquisition and Use**

*ELA.L.7.5*: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Activity | Page |
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"Metaphors & Similes" | 38 |

"Homonyms" | 43 |

"Connotation & Denotation" | 63 |

"Yes or No?" | 69 |

"Vocabulary in Context" | 77 |

"Choose Wisely" | 83 |

**Vocabulary Acquisition and Use**

*ELA.L.7.4*: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on *grade 7 reading and content*, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Activity | Page |
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"Homonyms" | 43 |

**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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"Nine Brains, No Bones" | 13 |

"Story Sequence" | 24 |

"Mummies" | 25 |

"More Than Planets" | 28 |

"Nelson Mandela" | 33 |

"Inherited Traits" | 34 |

"Reading Comprehension" | 40 |

"Inference" | 44 |

"The Escape Plan" | 53 |

"Symbol of Freedom" | 64 |

"The Fall" | 73 |

"News Report" | 84 |

"The Electoral College" | 85 |

"The Pull of Gravity" | 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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"More Than Planets" | 28 |

"News Report" | 84 |

**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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"More Than Planets" | 28 |

"Nelson Mandela" | 33 |

"Inference" | 44 |

"Symbol of Freedom" | 64 |

"Isaac Newton" | 74 |

"News Report" | 84 |

"Bill Gates" | 89 |

**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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"Nine Brains, No Bones" | 13 |

**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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"Nine Brains, No Bones" | 13 |

"Fact or Opinion?" | 17 |

"Mummies" | 25 |

"More Than Planets" | 28 |

"Big Foot Vocabulary" | 29 |

"Inherited Traits" | 34 |

"Vocabulary Practice" | 37 |

"Amendments" | 39 |

"Reading Comprehension" | 40 |

"Homonyms" | 43 |

"System Check" | 48 |

"Specialty Words" | 49 |

"Food Chains" | 54 |

"Popular Genres" | 57 |

"The Preamble" | 59 |

"Spelling Practice" | 60 |

"Connotation & Denotation" | 63 |

"Symbol of Freedom" | 64 |

"Yes or No?" | 69 |

"The Fall" | 73 |

"Isaac Newton" | 74 |

"Vocabulary in Context" | 77 |

"Synonyms" | 80 |

"Choose Wisely" | 83 |

"News Report" | 84 |

"The Electoral College" | 85 |

"Bill Gates" | 89 |

**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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"Inference" | 44 |

"The Fall" | 73 |

"News Report" | 84 |

"Bill Gates" | 89 |

**Integration of Knowledge and Ideas**

*ELA.RI.7.8*: 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.

Activity | Page |
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"Nelson Mandela" | 33 |

"Inference" | 44 |

**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*).

Activity | Page |
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"Popular Genres" | 57 |

**Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity**

*ELA.RI.7.10*: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Activity | Page |
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"Products and Quotients" | 12 |

"Nine Brains, No Bones" | 13 |

"Earth's Layers" | 14 |

"Run-on Sentences" | 15 |

"Time and Distance" | 16 |

"Fact or Opinion?" | 17 |

"Sensory Words" | 18 |

"Where in the World?" | 19 |

"Complete Sentences" | 20 |

"Magic Math" | 21 |

"Liquid Measurement" | 22 |

"Phrases and Clauses" | 23 |

"Story Sequence" | 24 |

"Mummies" | 25 |

"Fraction Frenzy" | 26 |

"Can You Elaborate?" | 27 |

"More Than Planets" | 28 |

"Big Foot Vocabulary" | 29 |

"Multiply & Divide Fractions" | 30 |

"Rhyming Riddles" | 31 |

"Decimals Crossword" | 32 |

"Nelson Mandela" | 33 |

"Inherited Traits" | 34 |

"Quotation Marks" | 35 |

"Interest in Banking" | 36 |

"Vocabulary Practice" | 37 |

"Metaphors & Similes" | 38 |

"Amendments" | 39 |

"Reading Comprehension" | 40 |

"Sudoku Puzzle" | 41 |

"Mean, Median, Mode" | 42 |

"Homonyms" | 43 |

"Inference" | 44 |

"Greek Mythology" | 45 |

"Sports Percentages" | 46 |

"Persuasive Writing" | 47 |

"System Check" | 48 |

"Specialty Words" | 49 |

"Ordering Decimals" | 50 |

"Complete Crossword" | 51 |

"Excellent Exponents" | 52 |

"The Escape Plan" | 53 |

"Food Chains" | 54 |

"Review the Basics" | 55 |

"Square Roots" | 56 |

"Popular Genres" | 57 |

"Hyperbole" | 58 |

"The Preamble" | 59 |

"Spelling Practice" | 60 |

"A Name Game" | 61 |

"Positive & Negative" | 62 |

"Connotation & Denotation" | 63 |

"Symbol of Freedom" | 64 |

"Checks & Balances" | 65 |

"Algebraic Equations" | 66 |

"Setting the Mood" | 67 |

"Types of Energy" | 68 |

"Yes or No?" | 69 |

"Evaluating Expressions" | 70 |

"Telephone Tag" | 71 |

"Reading Graphs" | 72 |

"The Fall" | 73 |

"Isaac Newton" | 74 |

"Semicolons" | 75 |

"Circumference" | 76 |

"Vocabulary in Context" | 77 |

"Go There" | 78 |

"The First Thirteen" | 79 |

"Synonyms" | 80 |

"In Other Words" | 81 |

"Mystery Angles" | 82 |

"Choose Wisely" | 83 |

"News Report" | 84 |

"The Electoral College" | 85 |

"Identifying Angles" | 86 |

"Here's How" | 87 |

"The Pull of Gravity" | 88 |

"Bill Gates" | 89 |

"Number Sense" | 90 |

"Who Lives Where?" | 91 |

**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" | 16 |

"Liquid Measurement" | 22 |

**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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"Interest in Banking" | 36 |

"Sports Percentages" | 46 |

**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 Measurement" | 22 |

"Fraction Frenzy" | 26 |

"Multiply & Divide Fractions" | 30 |

"Decimals Crossword" | 32 |

"Sports Percentages" | 46 |

"Ordering Decimals" | 50 |

"Positive & Negative" | 62 |

"Number Sense" | 90 |

**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" | 26 |

"Multiply & Divide Fractions" | 30 |

"Decimals Crossword" | 32 |

**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 & Negative" | 62 |

**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" | 12 |

"Fraction Frenzy" | 26 |

"Interest in Banking" | 36 |

"Sports Percentages" | 46 |

**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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"Interest in Banking" | 36 |

"Sports Percentages" | 46 |

**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" | 52 |

"Square Roots" | 56 |

"Evaluating Expressions" | 70 |

**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.

Activity | Page |
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"Algebraic Equations" | 66 |

**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.

Activity | Page |
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"Circumference" | 76 |

**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" | 82 |

"Identifying Angles" | 86 |

**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.

Activity | Page |
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"Reading Graphs" | 72 |

**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*.

Activity | Page |
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"Mean, Median, Mode" | 42 |

**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" | 72 |

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