Your Child's Progress 2015-16 - Page 15

GRADE Your Child’s Progress Learning standards for the 2015–16 school year Washington has K–12 learning standards that define the knowledge and skills every student needs to be ready for career, college, and life when they complete high school. Below are brief examples of Washington’s key learning goals for 7th grade. For more complete information, visit: 7 Washington State Learning Goals The Washington state Legislature has established four learning goals to provide the foundation for the development of all academic learning standards in the state: 1. Read with comprehension, write effectively, and communicate successfully in a variety of ways and settings and with a variety of audiences; 2. Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical, and life sciences; civics and history, including different cultures and participation in representative government; geography; arts; and health and fitness; 3. Think analytically, logically, and creatively, and to integrate technology literacy and fluency as well as different experiences and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems; and 4. Understand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities. • • • • The Arts. Create dances using choreographic devices; make musical choices based on ability; compare genres and styles of theatre; respond to art. Educational Technology. Create a virtual tour of Washington to show demographic trends during the past 100 years. English Language Arts (ELA). Identify the central idea of a text, produce clear and coherent writing in various styles, share research presentations. Health and Fitness. Develop competence in modified games, rhythmic and recreational activities, refine critical-thinking skills to avoid unsafe situations. • Math. Learn about proportional relationships and solve multi-step problems involving positive and negative numbers, fractions, and decimals. • Science. Learn about engineering, develop models, and exa Z[