I Can Statement - 7th Grade

Reading and Language Arts

I Can…

  • Recognize precise and concise language.
  • Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their functions.
  • Analyze several pieces of a text to determine explicit meaning.
  • Determine how major sections of text contribute to or develop the main idea.
  • Identify the argument and claims in a text.
  • Analyze theme or central idea development over the course of a text.
  • Analyze the relationship between the poem/drama’s form and structure.
  • Describe components of a collegial discussion and planning.
  • Identify misplaced and dangling modifiers.
  • Identify and define relevance, evidence, argument, and cohesion.
  • Produce an argument which introduces claims and acknowledges opposing or alternate claims.
  • Determine when to include graphics or   multimedia.
  • Write informative/ explanatory texts to  examine a topic, convey ideas, or explain concepts and information.
  • Analyze the reason for writing to identify task, purpose, and audience.
  • Use technology to link to and cite sources.


I Can…

  • Recognize Jesus as God’s greatest gift to us.
  • Know that liturgy is the work of Christ through his Church.
  • Apply the Beatitudes as external guides toward moral and social behavior.
  • Narrate and discuss key passages from the Gospels that reveal Jesus’ ministry. 
  • Describe the Paschal Mystery and redemption from sin. 


I  Can…

  • Solve and graph inequalities.
  • Use the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent numerical expressions.
  • Perform operations using numbers expressed in scientific notations.
  • Define and identify rotations, reflections, and translations.
  • Apply proportional reasoning to solve multi-step ratio and percent problems.
  • Use rations and proportions to create scale drawing.
  • Write, solve, and graph linear functions.
  • Know basic statistic terms and create data models.


I Can…

  • Distinguish differences between single-celled and multicellular organisms.
  • Describe the structure and function of different parts of a cell.
  • Understand the history of the Theory of  Evolution.
  • Describe Newton’s Law of Gravitation.
  • Construct explanations (for science) and design solutions (for engineering).
  • Create a pedigree chart.



Social Studies

I Can…

  • Explain the role of political parties and interest groups in American politics.
  • Describe effects of investments in infrastructure.
  • Identify and explain various points of view concerning economic issues.
  • Identify and describe significant people in the major eras in the United States and the World.
  • Identify past and present countries in the World.
  • Identify United States regions throughout history. 
  • Describe the role and effects of internal organizations.