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Language Arts - Secondary Curriculum English Language Arts Grade 7
Lesson Plans

Speaking and Listening Standard 1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
  • 7th grade Short Story
    Students will be reading and writing myths. They will follow the structure of short stories and eventually publish their work.
  • Picture This: Visualization
    Students will practice visualizing and understanding that visualization is an important comprehension strategy. Students will share their visualization of the story through original artwork.
  • Whittle, Whittle it Down: Summarizing
    This "jigsaw" activity will give students the opportunity to work in groups to summarize a 1 to 2 page informational text. It "jigsaws" down to 1 class summary and can be done in 2 or 3 days. This plan was designed for a class of 22 students but can be easily modified by varying group size.


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