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Grade 07 ELA - EC: E07.D.2.1.5

Grade 07 ELA - EC: E07.D.2.1.5

Continuum of Activities

Continuum of Activities

The list below represents a continuum of activities: resources categorized by Standard/Eligible Content that teachers may use to move students toward proficiency. Using LEA curriculum and available materials and resources, teachers can customize the activity statements/questions for classroom use.

This continuum of activities offers:

  • Instructional activities designed to be integrated into planned lessons
  • Questions/activities that grow in complexity
  • Opportunities for differentiation for each student’s level of performance

Grade Levels

7th Grade

Course, Subject

English Language Arts
Related Academic Standards / Eligible Content


  1. Define diction.

  2. Identify synonyms for student chosen words.
  1. Determine synonyms for words in a text to identify other words that might achieve a different effect.
  1. Analyze a text for words or phrases an author used and alter those words to alter the effect of the passage.

Answer Key/Rubric

  1. Student defines diction as the deliberate, purposeful word choice a writer makes in a text.  Writers choose certain words because they more fully capture the writer’s intended meaning. Students should be told that when they write, they should use this strategy.

  2. Students will identify any synonyms for student-chosen words.  Student can create a word web on paper or use one available online.

  3. Student will identify synonyms for words in a narrative text to find other words that might more fully convey the experiences or events in a narrative text.  Student may use a thesaurus or online source.  Student will recognize the subtle nuance among synonyms and will evaluate which word best suits the purpose and intent of the narrative text.

  4. Student demonstrates an ability to analyze a text and, through editing strategies, look to insert synonyms throughout the text to alter the effect of the passage.  Student will demonstrate a firm understanding of the nuance of language to achieve an effect in their writing.
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