PRESCOTT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT District Instructional Guide 7th Grade Language Arts Date Revised 10/22/15

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1 Quarter Topic Content Skills Common Core Standards Quarter 1 Citations Central ideas Support from the texts Summary Central ideas Citing several pieces of textual evidence Determine central ideas 7.RL.1, 7.RL.2 Citations Central ideas Point of view and author s purpose Support, analysis, explicit, inference Analysys development Purpose Point of view Citing pieces of textual evidence Determine central ideas Determine point of view and purpose 7.RI.1, 7.RI.2, 7.RI.6 Argument writing Narrative writing Technology in writing Lead/hook, flashback, foreshadowing Thesis, evidence, context, conclusion Argument writing Narratives Using Google apps for writing Using evidence and details to support your claim 7.W.1, 7.W.3, 7.W.6 Analyzing ideas presented in non text formats Analyze, main ideas, supporting details, quality of arguments Delineate a speaker s argument 7.SL.2, 7.SL.3

2 Quarter 2 Story structure Poetic and dramatic structure Contrasting points of view in literature Setting, characters, plot, events Poetic structures (haikus, soliloquy, sonnet, etc.) Literature POV Contrasting views Analyze a story or drama interact Analyze a drama or poem s structure Analyze an author s contrasting the POV and characters in a text 7.RL.3, 7.RL.5, 7.RL.6 Structure Assessment of claims Headings, captions, images, table of contents, glossary, etc. Claims, analyze, argument, sound reasoning, good source, relevant information Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text Trace and evaluate argument and claims in texts 7.RI.3, 7.RI.5, 7.RI.8, 7.RI.9 Writing informational texts Informational texts, outlines, quality sources Writing informative and explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly 7.W.2 Analyzing media Analyze, main ideas, supporting details Evaluation Relevance Analyze the main ideas and supporting details in diverse formats 7.SL.2

3 Quarter 3 Read and comprehend literature Stories, dramas, poems a written work to another version in a different medium (film, etc.) a fictional portrayal of a time to the reality of that time Read and comprehend literature 7.RL.7, 7.RL.9, 7.RL.10 Reading and comprehending nonfiction a text to another medium s portrayal of the text Comprehend nonfiction appropriate to grade level 7.RI.7, 7.RI.10 Peer editing and revision Citing quality sources Editing and revising Writing process, revision and editing 7.W.5 Presentation skills, use of Formal English Eye contact, tone, audience awareness Presenting claims and findings Using Formal English 7.SL.4, 7.SL.6

4 Quarter 4 Word choice Appropriate word choice, vocabulary Acquire and use appropriate word choice and vocabulary 7.L.6 Citations Assessment of claims Master MLA citations Quality claims and sources MLA style citations. Finding quality sources 7.RI.1 Narratives Editing and revision Functional texts Research projects Presentation skills Adjusting presentations based on audience and purpose Determine quality and accuracy of arguments Narratives and short stories Editing, revision, writing process Functional texts (directions, letters, etc.) Research paragraphs, 5 paragraph essay, citations, critical thinking MLA format Eye contact, presenting claims and findings, appropriate Formal English Argument and claims Writing narratives, real and imagined The writing process Writing functional texts Short research projects and 5 paragraph essays Present claims and findings in an appropriate and professional manner Adapt speech to different contexts and tasks Delineate a speaker s argument and claims 7.W.3, 7.W.5, AZ.7.W.4, 7.W.7, 7.W.8 7.SL.4, 7.SL.6, 7.SL.3

5 Year Round Parts of speech and conventions Vocabulary Poetry Nouns, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, prepositional phrases, adjectives, etc. Figurative language, personification, similes, metaphors, etc. Word choice Command of English conventions Determine the meaning of words in context 7.L.1, 7.L.2, 7.L.3, 7.L.4, 7.RL.4, 7.L.4, 7.L.5 Vocabulary Reading and comprehending functional texts Informational vocabulary Functional texts from multiple subjects Determine meaning of words in informational texts Read and comprehend informational texts 7.RI.4, AZ.7.RI.10 Argument writing Informational texts Narratives Choosing format appropriate to task Functional texts Peer editing and revision Using technology Research projects Pulling and citing quality sources Supporting arguments Argument essays Informational texts, outlines, quotes from the text, quality sources Personal narratives, Hero s journey, story structure, character arcs Paragraphs, essays, proper organization Writing functional texts Editing and revision, pre writing techniques. Google Apps Research reports and critical thinking Writing argument Writing informative and explanatory texts Writing narratives Clear and coherent writing Develop and strengthen writing process skills Using technology to produce and publish writing Conduct short research projects Gather relevant information Write routinely 7.W.1, 7.W.2, 7.W.3, 7.W.4, AZ.7.W.4, 7.W.5, 7.W.6, 7.W.7, 7.W.8, 7.W.9, 7.W.10

6 Credible sources Informational texts Collaborative learning and communication Presentations Socratic Seminars, Kagan, Popcorn, Google Docs, CLOSE reading Making presentations Engage in collaborative discussions on all topics Include multimedia components in presentations 7.SL.1, 7.SL.5

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