7th Grade Speaking and Listening


7th Grade Speaking and Listening Standards


Comprehension and Collaboration

SL.7.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

Lesson Plan Shark Tank Group Project

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

The Glorious Whitewasher” by Mark Twain

“The Glorious Whitewasher” by Mark Twain

b. Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed. tools-icon
c. Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed. tools-icon
d. Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views. tools-icon
SL.7.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study. tools-icon
SL.7.3 Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, and attitude toward the subject, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence. CA tools-icon

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

SL.7.4 Present claims and findings (e.g., argument, narrative, summary presentations), emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation. CA

Shark Tank Group Project

Lesson Plan Shark Tank Group Project

a. Plan and present an argument that: supports a claim, acknowledges counterarguments, organizes evidence logically, uses words and phrases to create cohesion, and provides a concluding statement that supports the argument presented. CA tools-icon
SL.7.5 Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.

Shark Tank Group Project

Lesson Plan Shark Tank Group Project

SL.7.6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. tools-icon
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