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Content Map: 7th Grade Language Arts -- Beginning of Year
Key Learning(s) 4.02 Develop (with assistance) and apply appropriate criteria to evaluate the quality of the
communication by considering the implications, consequences, or impact of those conclusions. 1.01 Narrate an
expressive account which engages the reader/listener by establishing a context and creating a point of view. 5.01
Increase fluency, comprehension, and insight through a meaningful and comprehensive literacy program by using
effective reading strategies to match type of text. 5.02 Study the characteristics of literary genres through exploring
what impact literary elements have on the meaning of the text.
Unit Essential Question(s):
How can recognition of reading strategies and genre specific author tools assist me in becoming an active and more
successful reader?
Concepts:
Reading Strategies
Effect Of Readings On
Personal Development/
Application of Reading
Strategies
Evaluative Writing
Fiction Genre
Reading Strategies –
review from fiction
viewpoint
Authors’ Tools
What tools does the author
use to assist me in
understanding a non-fiction
reading?
How can I identify Main
Ideas using Significant
Details?
What information found
in the student handbook
and from my personal
history can guide my
personal behavior?
What criteria can I use in
order to prioritize my
choices for writing?
How do summaries help
me pin-point essential
information?
How can I identify story
elements?
What impact does each of
these elements have on
my understanding of the
work?
Which reading strategies
are key in improving MY
reading comprehension?
Bulleting/Numbering
Headings
Subheadings
Bold
Italics
Graphics/illustrations
Captions
Making Connections
Evaluate
Brain Storm
Criteria
Support/Elaboration
Non Fiction Genre
Authors’ Tools
Lesson Essential Questions:
How are reading strategies
used to better understand
a reading selection?
Focus:
How can I identify the
purposes of the author and
the reader?
How can knowing the
reader’s purpose help me
summarize passages?
How can summarizing help
me check my
understanding or the
passage?
Vocabulary:
Predict
Identify Purpose(s)
Make Connections
Ask Questions
Visualize
Monitor and Clarify
Monitor and Adjust Speed
Summarize
Characters/Characterization
Plot – exposition, climax,
Resolution
Setting
Theme
Evaluate
Main Idea
Significant Details
Genre
Resources:
Student Agenda Handbook
Pricilla and the Wimps
Graphic organizers used in order to complete the baseline writing sample
Graphic organizers to visualize story elements