English Language Arts Grade 7
Reading: Literature Standard 1
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Cognitive Rigor Matrix
The new summative and interim assessments in English Language Arts (Grades 3-11) will be based on the Cognitive Rigor Matrix and Depth of Knowledge levels. How will instruction change to meet these new challenges?
Grade 7 Performance Assessment Sample
This sample performance assessment for Grade 7 English Language Arts incorporates four passages: 1) Pablo Neruda. EXCERPT FROM The Book of Questions 2) Louisa May Alcott. EXCERPT FROM Little Women 3) Walt Whitman. O Captain! My Captain! and 4) Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. EXCERPT FROM The Diary of Anne Frank.
Investigating the Holocaust: A Collaborative Inquiry Project
Students will read a range of Holocaust resources, from different genres and media; use a variety of resources to gather and synthesize knowledge about the Holocaust; work collaboratively to investigate questions about a specific topic; present information orally and in a group newspaper.
Literature Circles: Getting Started
This lesson from ReadWriteThink explores Literature Circles, a great way to supplement a reading program in a literature-based classroom. Students create and answer comprehension questions, discover new vocabulary, and examine elements of literature.
Poems that Tell a Story
In this lesson, students read, discuss, and analyze selected poems by Robert Frost. The activities that make up this lesson encourage students to draw inferences about a poem's speaker based on evidence contained within the poem and to gather evidence supporting those inferences. From this page, teachers can access all materials needed to complete the lesson.
The Big Bad Wolf: Analyzing Point of View in Texts
Many students read without questioning a text or analyzing the author's viewpoint. In this lesson from ReadWriteThink, students learn to look at texts from different viewpoints. Was the "big bad wolf" really bad? Throughout the lesson, students are encouraged to view texts from different angles.
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