In 7th grade, your child will analyze, define, compare, and evaluate ideas when reading,
writing, speaking, and listening. He or she will continue to analyze how themes in fiction and
nonfiction develop over the course of a book or article. Readings will include classic and
contemporary pieces that represent diverse perspectives. In particular, 7th grade students’
ability to cite specific evidence when offering an interpretation of a text matures. They use
relevant evidence when supporting their own points in writing and speaking, making their
reasoning clear to readers or listeners or constructively evaluating others’ use of evidence.
This ability will help your child in every facet of his or her studies.