- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 215
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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About This Course
This self-paced course is an ideal way to get reacquainted with all the English language arts skills needed for the FSA - Grade 7 ELA exam in Florida. By reviewing entertaining lessons, you will gain a better understanding of how to interpret literature, analyze informational texts, write clearly and effectively and acquire and use vocabulary. Our instructors also make sure you grasp narrative writing and conventions of standard English. Multiple-choice quizzes and practice exams are available to find out how well you understand these English language arts concepts. Around-the-clock access lets you study this course when most convenient!
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Syllabus & Course Information
The following objectives are closely aligned with concepts covered on the FSA - Grade 7 ELA exam. In addition to studying craft and structure in literature, informative writing and collaborative communication, you'll be ready to do the following by the end of this course:
- Discuss climax in literature, characterization, summaries, rising and falling actions in stories and implied main idea
- Define morphemes and inference style in fiction and describe how to draw inferences in fiction and interpret figures of speech in context
- Exhibit knowledge of novels, folk literature, literary genres, nonfiction novels and realistic fiction
- Describe informational texts, textual evidence and how to identify relationships between general and specific ideas
- Explain how to analyze the purpose of a text, recognize attitude expressed by an author and connect ideas in an informational text
- Showcase an understanding of argumentative essay papers, parts of an argument, introductions, conclusions and how to write a great argument
- Discuss how to edit and improve essay content, self and peer edit, proofread an essay for spelling and grammar and edit for mechanics
- Differentiate between quantitative and qualitative research and describe how to avoid plagiarism and use reference material in writing
- Describe speech organization, style of speech, public speaking as a communication process and types of visual aids used in public speaking
This course consists of 18 chapters that have been divided into 201 lessons you can study anytime via your computer or mobile device of choice. Multiple-choice quizzes assess your knowledge of each lesson, and practice tests confirm your understanding of every chapter as well as the entire course.
FSA - Grade 7 ELA Exam Information
The Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) Grade 7 English Language Arts (ELA) exam is used to measure the academic achievement of 7th graders in English language arts.
- Number of Questions: ELA Writing (1 item), ELA Reading (56-66 items)
- Question Type: Multiple-choice, constructed-response and technology-enhanced items
- Time Limit: ELA Writing (120 minutes), ELA Reading (two 85-minute sessions)
FSA - Grade 7 ELA Exam Breakdown
The FSA - Grade 7 ELA exam consists of two sections: ELA Writing and ELA Reading. ELA Writing consists of 1 constructed-response item and contributes 10 raw score points to the total FSA ELA raw score. We offer 62 lessons to help you prepare for this section of the exam. Information about ELA Reading, which focuses on reading, language and listening, is located below.
|FSA - Grade 7 ELA Exam Concept||Percent of the FSA - Grade 7 ELA Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Key Ideas and Details||15-25%||8-17 questions||22 lessons|
|Craft and Structure||25-35%||14-23 questions||43 lessons|
|Integration of Knowledge and Ideas||20-30%||11-20 questions||57 lessons|
|Language and Editing||15-25%||8-17 questions||17 lessons|
Preparing & Registering for the FSA - Grade 7 ELA Exam
Our system interface is designed to allow the student to track their progress through the course, and written and video lessons are available for as much review as necessary. The video lessons come with an interactive video timeline feature that enables topic-by-topic review and a written transcript to enhance comprehension by presenting the same material in a different way. The lesson quizzes and practice exams can help ensure retention of the material, and finally, our experienced instructors are also available to answer questions through the course interface.
No registration is necessary for this test as it is given during the normal course of schooling. Questions about needed testing accommodations and local testing conditions should be directed to the appropriate school personnel.
Scoring the FSA Grade 7 ELA Exam
Families will receive a paper score report in June. The reports include general information about the FSA program, a percentile rank for the student based on all FSA - Grade 7 ELA test takers in Florida, and a breakdown of points-earned vs points-possible for a range of reporting categories. The full exam takes 290 minutes to complete over three testing sessions.
Exam topics covered: Key details and ideas in written texts, structure and craft of writing, diverse formats and media, claims and argument, similar themes across texts, and reading and comprehension
What you'll study: Our chapters on literature cover many topics including theme, plot, and characterization; meaning and reading strategies; structure and point of view; and genres. Lessons topics like figures of speech and inference are covered in our chapter on diction and tone. Informational text follows with three chapters including lesson topics like: textual evidence, cause and effect, author's attitude, constructing meaning, structure and autobiography.
Standards for Speaking and Listening
Exam topics covered: Collaboration and comprehension of oral and visual information and ideas, and the development and presentation of ideas and information
What you'll study: You'll find chapters on communication and public speaking which include topics like hearing vs listening, the communication process, speech organization, and mistakes while speaking.
Exam topics covered: Types of text and their purpose, development, revision and distribution of writing, research, and writing for a range of purposes
What you'll study: We cover many topics in writing, such as writing a great argument, basic essay structure, and narrative writing techniques. There is a chapter on research, which includes tips for locating materials, primary and secondary sources, and avoiding plagiarism.
Exam topics covered: Standard written English, function of language, and vocabulary development and use
What you'll study: Grammar and punctuation are covered with lessons including capitalization, commas, and sentence structure. The vocabulary development chapter includes topics such as metaphor and word relationships.
The FSA - Grade 7 ELA is administered by the Florida Department of Education, which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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