RI.7.5

Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.

 
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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
 
Big Idea:

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
 
Big Idea:

The Big Picture of Memoir:Theme

 
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Critical Thinking: "Tulipmania"

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:

Develop critical thinking skills through independent reading and authentic student discourse through six powerful types of questions.

 
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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
 
Big Idea:

A sandwich made out of peanut butter, jelly and details.

 
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Source #3 Analyzing Main Ideas and Supporting Details

7th Grade ELA » Unit: What Happened to Emmett Till?: Analyzing Multiple Sources to Discover History
7th Grade ELA » Unit: What Happened to Emmett Till?: Analyzing Multiple Sources to Discover History
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

We examine a third author's main ideas to discover what happened to Emmett Till.

 
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The Value of Text Features

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text - Persevering through the Adversity of our World Part 1
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text - Persevering through the Adversity of our World Part 1
Kristal Doolin
Corbin, KY
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A text feature is "worth a thousand words".

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text features
   

Bullying Articles

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

How is the same information presented differently?

 
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UNWRAPPING Text Features

7th Grade ELA » Unit: What Happened to Emmett Till?: Analyzing Multiple Sources to Discover History
7th Grade ELA » Unit: What Happened to Emmett Till?: Analyzing Multiple Sources to Discover History
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

We examine a different author's main ideas to discover what happened to Emmett Till.

 
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Reading Log Introduction

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Laying the Foundations: Teaching Routines, Procedures, and Expectations through Authentic Activities
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Laying the Foundations: Teaching Routines, Procedures, and Expectations through Authentic Activities
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students practice reading and writing skills in weekly reading logs.

 
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Source #1: Analyzing the Author's Organization Cornerstone

7th Grade ELA » Unit: What Happened to Emmett Till?: Analyzing Multiple Sources to Discover History
7th Grade ELA » Unit: What Happened to Emmett Till?: Analyzing Multiple Sources to Discover History
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In which we learn about history to understand an author's motivation for writing literature.

 
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Learning the Genre of Explanatory Essay

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Explanatory Essay
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Explanatory Essay
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Explain yourself!

Standards:
 
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albert einstein if you cant explain it simply you dont understand it well enough
   

Developing and Capturing Characters and Experiences with Sensory Language

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
 
Big Idea:

Writing so good you can see, hear, smell, taste and touch it.

 
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Planning Out the Sequence of a 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
 
Big Idea:

The natural flow of a memoir.

 
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Using "Firsts" and "Last" Times in Our Lives to Write Meaningful Moments

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
 
Big Idea:

Creating meaningful moments from your "firsts" and "last" times

 
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Using Issues in Our Lives to Write Meaningful Memoirs

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
 
Big Idea:

Let's talk about our issues.

 
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