RL.7.3

Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

 
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Close Reading: Text Based Questions

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Literature in Socratic Circles with Chaim Potuk’s “Zebra”
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Literature in Socratic Circles with Chaim Potuk’s “Zebra”
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
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Close reading gives students room to explore and analyze literature using productive struggle and explicit guidance from the teacher.

 
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Story Elements Introduction Part 1

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Reading - "Sooner or later, everything old is new again." Part 1
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Reading - "Sooner or later, everything old is new again." Part 1
Kristal Doolin
Corbin, KY
Environment: Rural
 
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Great stories...what a ride!

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Main Ideas in "The Jabberwocky"

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing and Crafting Original Poems with George Ella Lyon’s “Where I’m From”
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing and Crafting Original Poems with George Ella Lyon’s “Where I’m From”
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
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"The Jabberwocky" comes alive through reading, writing, and performing.

 
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Elements of Literature Pre-test

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Literature with Gary Soto’s Seventh Grade
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Literature with Gary Soto’s Seventh Grade
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
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Rather than wasting precious instructional time, pretests allow you to focus on students needs to keep instructional time productive.

 
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Direct and Indirect Characterization

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Literature in Socratic Circles with Chaim Potuk’s “Zebra”
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Literature in Socratic Circles with Chaim Potuk’s “Zebra”
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
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Students analyze how readers learn about characters through direct and indirect characterization.

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Identifying the Structure of a Memoir through a Published Author's Piece

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
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If you build it, the writing will come.

 
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Finding Theme and Author's Point of View in Memoir

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
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The Big Picture of Memoir:Theme

 
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theme
   

Applying Literary Elements to "Seventh Grade"

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Literature with Gary Soto’s Seventh Grade
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Literature with Gary Soto’s Seventh Grade
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
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Plot diagrams help students visualize how the central conflicts develops throughout a story.

 
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Story Elements Introduction Part 2

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Reading - "Sooner or later, everything old is new again." Part 1
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Reading - "Sooner or later, everything old is new again." Part 1
Kristal Doolin
Corbin, KY
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

WARNING: culture shock ahead!

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The Details Are in the Sandwich

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
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A sandwich made out of peanut butter, jelly and details.

 
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Initial Reading of "The White Umbrella"

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Developing Critical Thinking with Shared Inquiry and Socratic Circles
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Developing Critical Thinking with Shared Inquiry and Socratic Circles
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
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Students use the shared inquiry method to read and analyze a short story.

 
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Conflicts in Tangerine

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Tangerine - Novel
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Tangerine - Novel
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
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How do conflicts drive the plot of a novel?

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Theme

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
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What lesson did I learn?

 
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Story Elements Introduction Part 3

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Reading - "Sooner or later, everything old is new again." Part 1
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Reading - "Sooner or later, everything old is new again." Part 1
Kristal Doolin
Corbin, KY
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Does the slipper fit?

 
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"Zebra"Socratic Circle and QAR Questions

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Literature in Socratic Circles with Chaim Potuk’s “Zebra”
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Literature in Socratic Circles with Chaim Potuk’s “Zebra”
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students pose questions , acknowledge alternate views, and follow rules for collegial discussions through a fishbowl Socratic seminar.

 
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