Seventh Grade ELA
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Plot, Setting, and Character
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ActivitiesResourcesAssessmentTimefameLiteratureInformational TextsWritingSpeaking & ListeningLanguage
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Text Analysis Workshop: Plot, Setting, and Character
Holt McDougalTeacher observed classroom assessment. Guided notes.Classroom discussions.1-2 DaysCite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.Come to discussions prepared - having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic or text or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
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Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g. how setting shapes the characters or plot).
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Read and analyze "Seventh Grade" Pg. 34-45 Focus on plot. Complete writing prompt. Discussions. Complete Sentence Activities and Latin Root "uni"Holt McDougalPlot diagram2 DaysAnalyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g. how setting shapes the characters or plot).Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique and relevant descriptive details and well-structured event sequences.Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed.Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
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Acknowledge new information expressed by others and - when warranted - modify their own views.Use common grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g. belligerent bellicose rebel).
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Read and analyze "The Last Dog" pg 46-65. Focus on setting and plot sequence. Complete writing prompt. Discussions. Punctuation and Antonyms as context clues. Holt McDougalGraded writing prompt and grammar in context sheet2 Days 
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Read and analyze "Rikki-tikki-tavi" pg 76-95. Focus on suspense and foreshadowing. Writing prompts, pg 95. Discussion. Identify Antecedents and maintain agreement. Latin roots "viv and vit".Holt McDougalWriting prompt and grammar in context and latin roots sheet2 Days
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Writing Workshop: Supporting an Opinion. Class analysis of sample essays.  Independent essay following the writing process and assessed with 6+ Traits rubric.Holt McDougalSummative assessment Formal essay5 DaysWrite arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
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Apply grade 7 Reading standards to literature (e.g. “Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time or place or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history”).
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