School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 7




Standard 6.0 Listening

Students will demonstrate effective listening to learn, process, and analyze information.


  • 1. Apply and demonstrate listening skills appropriately in a variety of settings and for a variety of purposes
  1. Use criteria to evaluate oral presentations such as purpose, delivery techniques, content, visual aids, body language, and facial expressions
  2. Gather information from listening to a speaker
  3. Use memory techniques for various listening tasks


  • 2. Apply comprehension and literary analysis strategies and skills for a variety of listening purposes and settings
  1. Ask relevant questions concerning the speaker's content, delivery, and purpose
  2. Determine a speaker's purpose and viewpoint
  3. Interpret the speech or performance or presentation
  4. Make inferences or draw conclusions based on the presentation
  5. Provide constructive feedback to speakers concerning the coherence and logic of a speech's content and delivery as well as its overall impact upon the listeners

Indicators/objectives that include assessment limits are assessed on MSA *New Standards identifies the need for students to process 1 million words per year to maintain academic progress.