School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 7




Standard 7.0 Speaking

Student will communicate effectively in a variety of situations with different audiences, purposes, and formats.


  • 1. Demonstrate appropriate organizational strategies and delivery techniques to plan for a variety of oral presentation purposes
  1. Select the purpose and format for an oral presentation
  2. Evaluate the needs and perspectives of the audience
  3. Anticipate and effectively answer listener concerns and counter arguments through the inclusion and arrangement of details, reasons, examples, and other elements
  4. Use a variety of organization structures, such as narrative, cause and effect, chronological order, description, main idea and detail, problem/solution, question/answer, comparison and contrast, and contrast that are appropriate to the purpose and topic

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.