RL.7.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.

 
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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
 
Big Idea:

Close reading gives students room to explore and analyze literature using productive struggle and explicit guidance from the teacher.

 
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"Oranges" by Gary Soto

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How does figurative language lead to any message?

 
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oranges
   

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
 
Big Idea:

"The Jabberwocky" comes alive through reading, writing, and performing.

 
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Main Ideas and Theme in "Where I'm From"

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
 
Big Idea:

Jo Carson said, “I want to know when you get to be from a place.”

 
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Analyzing Language in "Where I'm From"

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
 
Big Idea:

How does the author use language to show where they're from to someone who's never been there?

Standards:
 
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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
 
Big Idea:

Students use the shared inquiry method to read and analyze a short story.

 
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Figurative Language, Part 2

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:

Briefly reviewing the common types of figurative language early in the year allows you to constantly review figurative language in throughout the year.

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The Highwayman - Narrative Poem

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Can a poem tell a story?

 
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Modeling and Trying the Seven-Step Poetry Analysis

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Poetry for Writing & Discussion
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Poetry for Writing & Discussion
Julia Withers
Caldwell, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Discover the meaning of a poem using what we know about figurative language, sound, and structure.

 
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Close Reading with Chaim Potuk's 'Zebra"

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:

Close reading gives students room to explore and analyze literature using productive struggle and explicit guidance from the teacher.

 
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Craft, Structure, and Integrating Ideas with "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
 
Big Idea:

"The Jabberwocky" comes alive through reading, writing, and performing.

 
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Initial Reading of "Thank You M'am"

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Literature and Writing Business Letters with Langston Hughes’ Thank You, M’am”
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Literature and Writing Business Letters with Langston Hughes’ Thank You, M’am”
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students create their own vocabulary lists to help make meaning.

Standards:
 
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The Highwayman - Imagery

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Are poetic devices needed in narrative poetry?

 
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highwayman
   

Poetry Analysis

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Analyze poems and identify themes.

 
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Checking for Accuracy on Text-Dependent 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:

Close reading gives students room to explore and analyze literature using productive struggle and explicit guidance from the teacher.

 
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