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									                                                                       Seventh Grade Language Arts Curriculum




    Suggested               Essential                NJCCC                  Instructional             Assessment                 Instructional               Instructional Activities
    Time Line             Questions and             Standards                Objectives             What evidence will I           Domain               What will the students do to achieve the
How much time will be       Content                   What state        What will the students    collect that demonstrate   How will the learning be                  objective?
 spent on this learning                            standards will be   know or be able to do as    that the students have         structured?
                              What will be
                                                     met by these          a result of this       achieved the objective?
                               taught?
                                                      objectives?           instruction?
                          •     What does it       3.1.G.7              •    Recognize and        •    Discussion            •    Differentiated        •   Journals
                                mean to grow       3.1.G.12                  analyze literary     •    Accelerated                instruction           •   Book talk
                                up?                3.1.G.6                   elements                  Reading               •    Writers workshop      •   Partner reading
10 months                 •     What problems      3.1.G.8              •    Distinguish               Program               •    Flexible grouping     •   Discussion
                                                   3.1.H.2                                                                                              •
                                do young                                     between genres       •    Written and oral      •    Overhead                  Cooperative activities
                                people face/       3.1.G.11             •    Identify                                                                   •   Daily oral language
                          •                        3.1.F.3
                                                                                                       tests                 •    Graphic
                                How do family                                character’s          •    Kid Biz / Teen             organizers            •   Structured writing prompts
                                members play a     3.1.F.2                   motivation                Biz                   •    Teacher modeling      •   Portfolio writing
                                role in my         3.3.C.7              •    Make inferences                                                            •
                                                   3.3.D.8                                        •    Narrative             •
                                                                                                                                                            Computer/word processing
                                “growing up?”                           •    Analyze                                              Guided reading
                                                                                                                                                        •   Word wall
                                                                                                       writing
                          •     How do young       3.3.A.6                   connections                                     •    Guided writing
                                                                                                  •    Student projects                                 •   Picture prompts
                                people interact    3.3.A.7                   between                                         •    Conferencing          •
                                with the natural   3.2.A.3                   literature,          •    Journal/essays
                                                                                                                             •    Technology
                                                                                                                                                            Reread aloud
                                                   3.2.A.4                                        •    Teacher                                          •   Story mapping
                                world?                                       history, and                                    •
                                                   3.2.A.5                                             observations
                                                                                                                                  Read aloud            •   Active listening
                                                                             culture
                                                                                                                             •    Direct Instruction    •   Viewing overhead
                                                   3.2.A.6              •    Analyze              •    Homework
                                                   3.2.A.7                                                                   •    Learning centers      •   Independent reading
                                                                             figurative           •    Self-
                                                   3.1.C                     language                                                                   •   Audio (listening)
                                                                                                       assessments
                                                   3.1.D.4
                                                                        •                                                                               •   Shared writing
                                                                             Determine word       •    Peer evaluations
                                                   3.1.A.2
                                                                             origins                                                                    •   Using manipulatives
                                                   3.5.A.3                                        •    Presentations
                                                                                                                                                        •
                                                                        •    Use dictionary                                                                 Literature circles
                                                   3.5.A.4                                        •    Rubrics                                          •   Graphic organizers
                                                                             and context
                                                   3.5.B.3
                                                                             clues to             •    Book reports                                     •   Use reading strategies to support
                                                   3.5.B.4                                                                                                  comprehension
                                                                             determine
                                                   3.5.B.5                                                                                              •   Critical viewing/listening
                                                                             meaning
                                                   3.5.C.3
                                                                        •    Analyze and                                                                •   Research
                                                   3.4.B.1
                                                                             make                                                                       •   Note taking
                                                   3.4.A.1
                                                   3.2.C
                                                                             appropriate                                                                •   Oral reports/sharing
                                                   3.2.D.15
                                                                             word choices                                                               •   Listen attentively
                                                                        •    Read critically                                                            •   Practice books
                                                                             by identifying,                                                            •   Writers workshop
                                                                             applying                                                                   •   Short/long literature responses
                                                                             knowledge of                                                               •   Writer’s checklist
                                                                             fiction and non- 1
Seventh Grade Language Arts Curriculum

     fiction elements                    •   Interact with visiting author
     and structure                       •   Field trips
 •   Respond orally                      •   Writers response to fine arts
     to literature                       •   Reader Response
 •   Participate in                      •   Writing dramatic script
     class discussion                    •   Acting out parts
 •   Demonstrate                         •   Illustrate vocabulary
     understanding of                    •   Write encyclopedia entries
     a scoring rubric




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                                                                       Seventh Grade Language Arts Curriculum




     Suggested              Essential                NJCCC                  Instructional                 Assessment                 Instructional               Instructional Activities
     Time Line            Questions and             Standards                Objectives                 What evidence will I           Domain               What will the students do to achieve the
How much time will be       Content                   What state        What will the students        collect that demonstrate   How will the learning be                  objective?
 spent on this learning                            standards will be   know or be able to do as        that the students have         structured?
                              What will be
                                                     met by these          a result of this           achieved the objective?
                               taught?
                                                      objectives?           instruction?
                          •     What makes a       3.1.G.4              •    Demonstrate              •    Discussion            •    Differentiated        •   Journals
                                good story?        3.1.G.4                   understanding of         •    Accelerated                instruction           •   Book talk
4-5 weeks                 •     How can we         3.1.G.13                  elements of                   Reading               •    Writers workshop      •   Partner reading
                                write a good       3.1.G.14                  short story                   Program               •    Flexible grouping     •   Discussion
(Short Story)                   short story?       3.3.B.1              •    Distinguish              •                                                     •
                                                                                                           Written and oral      •    Overhead                  Cooperative activities
                          •     How does a         3.3.B.2                   between                                                                        •   Daily oral language
                                                   3.1.F.1                   connotative and
                                                                                                           tests                 •    Graphic
                                good reader                                                           •    Kid Biz / Teen             organizers            •   Structured writing prompts
                                respond to         3.3.C.1                   denotative
                                                                                                           Biz                   •    Teacher modeling      •   Portfolio writing
                                story?             3.3.C.2                   meanings
                                                                                                      •                                                     •   Computer/word processing
                          •     What does it       3.1.E.1              •    Interpret
                                                                                                           Narrative             •    Guided reading
                                                                                                           writing                                          •   Word wall
                                mean to be self-   3.2.D.2                   analogies                                           •    Guided writing
                                                                                                      •    Student projects                                 •   Picture prompts
                                reliant?           3.2.D.3              •    Recognize point                                     •    Conferencing
                                                   3.2.D.4                                            •                                                     •   Reread aloud
                          •     Am I/should I/                               of view                       Journal/essays
                                                                                                                                 •    Technology
                                                   3.2.D.9                                            •                                                     •   Story mapping
                                how can I be                            •    Articulate the                Teacher
                                                                                                                                 •
                                                   3.2.D.15                                                observations
                                                                                                                                      Read aloud            •   Active listening
                                self-reliant?                                purpose of
                                                                                                                                 •    Direct Instruction    •   Viewing overhead
                          •     How does my        3.4.A.6                   characteristics          •    Homework
                                                   3.4.B.6                                                                       •    Learning centers      •   Independent reading
                                self-reliance                                of different             •    Self-
                                affect others?     3.4.B.2                   genres                                                                         •   Audio (listening)
                                                                                                           assessments
                                                   3.1.D.2              •                                                                                   •   Shared writing
                                                                             Paraphrase               •    Peer evaluations
                                                                             others’                                                                        •   Using manipulatives
                                                                                                      •    Presentations
                                                                                                                                                            •   Literature circles
                                                                             comments to
                                                                             clarify                  •    Rubrics                                          •   Graphic organizers
                                                                             viewpoints               •    Book reports                                     •   Use reading strategies to support
                                                                        •    Question for                                                                       comprehension
                                                                             clarification                                                                  •   Critical viewing/listening
                                                                        •    Develop an                                                                     •   Research
                                                                             extended                                                                       •   Note taking
                                                                             vocabulary                                                                     •   Oral reports/sharing
                                                                             through both                                                                   •   Listen attentively
                                                                             listening and                                                                  •   Practice books
                                                                             independent                                                                    •   Writers workshop
                                                                             reading                                                                        •   Short/long literature responses
                                                                        •    Paraphrase,
                                                                                                  3
Seventh Grade Language Arts Curriculum

     illustrate,                         •   Writer’s checklist
     clarify, and/or                     •   Interact with visiting author
     expand on a                         •   Field trips
     topic or idea                       •   Writer’s checklist
 •   Apply                               •   Interact with visiting author
     knowledge and                       •   Field trips
     strategies for                      •   Ask questions and make
     composing                               predictions
 •   Respond                             •   Rewrite story to change point of
     orally/written to                       view
     literature
                                         •   Revise writing to improve
 •   Write in a
                                         •   Write literary analysis
     variety of genres
 •   Demonstrate
     clarity and
     supportive
     evidence when
     answering open
     ended questions
 •   Review scoring
     criteria




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                                                                       Seventh Grade Language Arts Curriculum




    Suggested               Essential                NJCCC                  Instructional                 Assessment                 Instructional               Instructional Activities
    Time Line             Questions and             Standards                Objectives                 What evidence will I           Domain               What will the students do to achieve the
How much time will be       Content                   What state        What will the students        collect that demonstrate   How will the learning be                  objective?
 spent on this learning                            standards will be   know or be able to do as        that the students have         structured?
                              What will be
                                                     met by these          a result of this           achieved the objective?
                               taught?
                                                      objectives?           instruction?
                          •   What universal       3.1.G.15             •    Recognize,               •    Discussion            •    Differentiated        •   Journals
                              themes are of        3.1.H.5                   analyze, and             •    Accelerated                instruction           •   Book talk
4-5weeks                      interest or          3.2.A.1                   demonstrate                   Reading               •    Writers workshop      •   Partner reading
                              concern to all       3.1.G.10                  understanding of              Program               •    Flexible grouping     •   Discussion
(Drama)                                            3.3.D.6
                              cultures and                                   elements of              •    Written and oral      •    Overhead              •   Cooperative activities
                              societies?           3.4.A.2                   drama                                                                          •   Daily oral language
                          •   How does             3.5.1.2              •    Develop
                                                                                                           tests                 •    Graphic
                                                                                                      •    Kid Biz / Teen             organizers            •   Structured writing prompts
                              literature reveal    3.3.A.4                   speaking
                                                                                                           Biz                   •    Teacher modeling      •   Portfolio writing
                              the values of a      3.3.A.6                   techniques
                                                                                                      •                                                     •   Computer/word processing
                              given culture or     3.3.A.7              •    Demonstrate
                                                                                                           Narrative             •    Guided reading
                                                                                                           writing                                          •   Word wall
                              time period?         3.3.C.4                   active listening                                    •    Guided writing
                                                                                                      •    Student projects                                 •   Picture prompts
                          •   What are             3.2.D.2              •    Analyze media                                       •    Conferencing
                                                   3.2.D.3                                            •    Journal/essays                                   •   Reread aloud
                              enduring                                       content                                             •    Technology            •   Story mapping
                              questions or         3.2.D.4              •    Define group             •    Teacher
                                                                                                                                 •
                              conflicts that       3.2.D.9                                                 observations
                                                                                                                                      Read aloud            •   Active listening
                                                                             roles
                                                                                                                                 •    Direct Instruction    •   Viewing overhead
                              writers grappled     3.2.D.15             •    Respond orally           •    Homework
                                                   3.1.D.3                                                                       •    Learning centers      •   Independent reading
                              with hundreds of                               to literature            •    Self-
                              years ago and        3.1.D.1
                                                                        •    Participate in                                                                 •   Audio (listening)
                                                                                                           assessments
                              are still relevant                                                                                                            •   Shared writing
                                                                             class discussion         •    Peer evaluations
                              today?                                    •                                                                                   •   Using manipulatives
                                                                             Incorporate              •    Presentations
                                                                                                                                                            •   Literature circles
                                                                             varied sentence
                                                                                                      •    Rubrics                                          •   Graphic organizers
                                                                             structure and
                                                                                                      •    Book reports                                     •   Use reading strategies to support
                                                                             correct grammar
                                                                        •    Respond                                                                            comprehension
                                                                             orally/written to                                                              •   Critical viewing/listening
                                                                             literature                                                                     •   Research
                                                                        •    Write in a                                                                     •   Note taking
                                                                             variety of genres                                                              •   Oral reports/sharing
                                                                        •    Demonstrate                                                                    •   Listen attentively
                                                                             clarity and                                                                    •   Practice books
                                                                             supportive                                                                     •   Writers workshop
                                                                             evidence when                                                                  •   Short/long literature responses
                                                                                                  5
Seventh Grade Language Arts Curriculum

     answering open                      •   Use improvisation
     ended questions                     •   Act out parts/pantomime
 •   Review scoring                      •   Write dramatic scenes
     criteria                            •   Write character analysis




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                                                                       Seventh Grade Language Arts Curriculum




      Suggested             Essential                NJCCC                  Instructional                 Assessment                 Instructional               Instructional Activities
      Time Line           Questions and             Standards                Objectives                 What evidence will I           Domain               What will the students do to achieve the
How much time will be       Content                   What state        What will the students        collect that demonstrate   How will the learning be                  objective?
 spent on this learning                            standards will be   know or be able to do as        that the students have         structured?
                              What will be
                                                     met by these          a result of this           achieved the objective?
                               taught?
                                                      objectives?           instruction?
                          •     What kinds of      3.1.G.9              •    Recognize,               •    Discussion            •    Differentiated        •   Journals
4-5 weeks                       problems do        3.3.D.8                   analyze and              •    Accelerated                instruction           •   Book talk
                                real people        3.1.G.8                   demonstrate                   Reading               •    Writers workshop      •   Partner reading
(non-fiction)                   face?              3.1.G.9                   understanding of              Program               •    Flexible grouping     •   Discussion
                                                   3.2.D.12                  elements of                                                                    •
                                                                                                      •    Written and oral      •    Overhead                  Cooperative activities
                          •     What problems      3.1.G.1                   exposition,                                                                    •   Daily oral language
                                are universal?     3.1.G.2                   description, and
                                                                                                           tests                 •    Graphic
                                                                                                      •    Kid Biz / Teen             organizers            •   Structured writing prompts
                                                   3.1.G.5                   narration in non-
                                                                                                           Biz                   •    Teacher modeling      •   Portfolio writing
                          •     Are my             3.2.A.2                   fiction
                                                                                                                                                            •
                                problems           3.2.D.13             •    Differentiate            •    Expository            •    Guided reading
                                                                                                                                                                Computer/word processing
                                                                                                           writing                                          •   Word wall
                                unique?            3.2.D.14                  between fact,                                       •    Guided writing
                                                                                                      •    Student projects                                 •   Picture prompts
                                                   3.2.D.15                  fiction, bias and                                   •    Conferencing          •
                          •     How can            3.2.C.2                   propaganda in            •    Journal/essays
                                                                                                                                 •    Technology
                                                                                                                                                                Reread aloud
                                                   3.1.G.3                   variety of texts         •    Teacher                                          •   Story mapping
                                experiences of                                                                                   •
                                real people and    3.3.A.1              •    Demonstrate                   observations
                                                                                                                                      Read aloud            •   Active listening
                                                                                                                                 •    Direct Instruction    •   Viewing overhead
                                actual events      3.3.A.5                   and                      •    Homework
                                                   3.3.A.2                                                                       •    Learning centers      •   Independent reading
                                help me to                                   understanding of         •    Self-
                                “grow up”?         3.3.A.3                   similarities and                                                               •   Audio (listening)
                                                                                                           assessments
                                                   3.3.B.3                   differences                                                                    •   Shared writing
                                                                                                      •    Peer evaluations
                          •     How is non-        3.3.B.4                   between fiction                                                                •   Using manipulatives
                                                   3.2.D.8                   and non-fiction          •    Presentations
                                                                                                                                                            •   Literature circles
                                fiction material
                                important to my    3.2.D.10             •    Understand               •    Rubrics                                          •   Graphic organizers
                                “growing up”?      3.2.D.1                   cause and effect         •    Book reports                                     •   Use reading strategies to support
                                                   3.2.D.2                   relationships                                                                      comprehension
                                                   3.2.D.3              •    Demonstrate an                                                                 •   Critical viewing/listening
                                                   3.2.D.4                   understanding of                                                               •   Research
                                                   3.2.D.9                   different types                                                                •   Note taking
                                                   3.2.D.15                  of conflict
                                                   3.2.D.6                                                                                                  •   Oral reports/sharing
                                                                        •    Organize essay                                                                 •   Listen attentively
                                                   3.2.D.7                   in a cohesive
                                                   3.1.H.4                                                                                                  •   Practice books
                                                                             unit
                                                   3.1.H.3                                                                                                  •   Writers workshop
                                                                        •    Develop writing
                                                   3.5.E.1                                                                                                  •   Short/long literature responses
                                                                             style and voice
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          Seventh Grade Language Arts Curriculum

3.5.E.2    •   Use inverted                        •   Writer’s checklist
3.4.B.4        sentence order                      •   Interact with visiting author
3.5.C.1        in writing                          •   Field trips
3.1.E.2    •   Critique                            •   Biographical reports
3.4.A.3        information                         •   Anecdotal writing
3.4.A.4        heard or viewed
3.4.B.3    •   Recognize
               allusions
           •   Maintain a
               collection of
               writing
           •   Present ideas
               and opinions
               spontaneously in
               response to a
               topic
           •   Explore central
               idea, state
               position clearly,
               present evidence
           •   Participate in an
               informal debate
           •   Apply for
               cooperative or
               whole class
               debate
           •   Discuss with
               others to
               identify and
               explore issues &
               problems
           •   Solve a problem
               or understand a
               task through
               group
               cooperation
           •   Respond
               orally/written to
               literature


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Seventh Grade Language Arts Curriculum

 •   Write in a
     variety of genres
 •   Demonstrate
     clarity and
     supportive
     evidence when
     answering open
     ended questions
 •   Review scoring
     criteria
 •   Use primary and
     secondary
     resources
 •   Use the correct
     citations and
     quotations
 •   Self select
     materials for
     research project




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                                                                       Seventh Grade Language Arts Curriculum




      Suggested              Essential               NJCCC                  Instructional                  Assessment             Instructional               Instructional Activities
      Time Line            Questions and            Standards                Objectives              What evidence will I           Domain               What will the students do to achieve the
 How much time will be       Content                  What state        What will the students     collect that demonstrate   How will the learning be                  objective?
  spent on this learning                           standards will be   know or be able to do as     that the students have         structured?
                               What will be
                                                     met by these          a result of this        achieved the objective?
                                taught?
                                                      objectives?           instruction?
                           •     What is poetry?   3.3.A.6              •    Stimulate active          •   Analyze and        •   Differentiated         •   Journals
4-5 weeks                                          3.4.A.1                   response to                   interpret poetry       instruction            •   Book talk
                           •     How can I         3.4.A.5                   poetry                        for themes         •   Writers workshop       •   Partner reading
(poetry)                         express myself    3.1.G.13             •    Recognize,                •   Paraphrase         •   Flexible grouping      •   Discussion
                                 in poetry?        3.1.A.1                   analyze,                      poetry             •   Overhead               •   Cooperative activities
                                                   3.1.F.2                   demonstrate an            •   Discussion         •   Graphic                •   Daily oral language
                           •     Why is poetry     3.4.A.5                   understanding of          •   Accelerated            organizers             •   Structured writing prompts
                                 important to      3.2.D.2                   the purpose of                                   •
                                                                                                           Reading                Teacher modeling       •   Portfolio writing
                                                   3.2.D.3                   sound devices ,
                                 others?                                                                   Program            •   Guided reading         •   Computer/word processing
                                                   3.2.D.4                   imagery, and
                                                                                                       •   Written and oral   •   Guided writing         •   Word wall
                           •     Why is poetry     3.2.D.9                   figurative                                       •
                                                   3.2.D.15                                                tests                  Conferencing           •   Picture prompts
                                 important to                                language in
                                                   3.3.C.3                                             •   Kid Biz / Teen     •   Technology             •   Reread aloud
                                 me?                                         poetry
                                                                                                           Biz                •   Read aloud             •   Story mapping
                                                   3.3.D.7              •    Recognize
                                                   3.2.D                                               •   Expository         •   Direct Instruction     •   Active listening
                                                                             different types
                                                   3.3.D.4                   of poetry                     writing            •   Learning centers       •   Viewing overhead
                                                   3.5.A.2              •    Demonstrate an            •   Student projects                              •   Independent reading
                                                                             understanding of          •   Journal/essays                                •   Audio (listening)
                                                                             connotative and           •   Teacher                                       •   Shared writing
                                                                             denotative                    observations                                  •   Using manipulatives
                                                                             meanings                  •   Homework                                      •   Literature circles
                                                                        •    Listen to                 •   Self-                                         •   Graphic organizers
                                                                             determine a                   assessments                                   •   Use reading strategies to support
                                                                             speaker’s                                                                       comprehension
                                                                                                       •   Peer evaluations
                                                                             purpose                                                                     •   Critical viewing/listening
                                                                        •
                                                                                                       •   Presentations
                                                                             Respond                                                                     •   Research
                                                                                                       •   Rubrics
                                                                             orally/written to                                                           •   Note taking
                                                                                                       •   Book reports
                                                                             literature                                                                  •   Oral reports/sharing
                                                                        •                              •
                                                                             Use language                                                                •   Listen attentively
                                                                             that stimulates                                                             •   Practice books
                                                                             an audiences                                                                •   Writers workshop
                                                                             interest
                                                                                                                                                         •   Short/long literature responses
                                                                        •    Explore a
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Seventh Grade Language Arts Curriculum

     variety of forms                    •   Writer’s checklist
 •   Acknowledge                         •   Interact with visiting author
     the audience                        •   Field trips
     with eye contact                    •   Write different forms of poetry
     and use                             •   Author readings
     appropriate                         •   Drawing for understanding
     verbal response                     •   Write poetry from prose
 •   Write in a                          •   Experiment with sound effects
     variety of genres
                                         •   Experiment with figurative
 •   Demonstrate                             language
     clarity and
     supportive
     evidence when
     answering open
     ended questions
 •   Review scoring
     criteria




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                                                                       Seventh Grade Language Arts Curriculum




     Suggested              Essential                NJCCC                  Instructional                  Assessment             Instructional               Instructional Activities
     Time Line            Questions and             Standards                Objectives              What evidence will I           Domain               What will the students do to achieve the
How much time will be       Content                   What state        What will the students     collect that demonstrate   How will the learning be                  objective?
 spent on this learning                            standards will be   know or be able to do as     that the students have         structured?
                              What will be
                                                     met by these          a result of this        achieved the objective?
                               taught?
                                                      objectives?           instruction?
                          •     What are           3.3.A.6              •    Demonstrate an            •   Discussion         •    Differentiated        •   Journals
4-5 weeks                       myths?             3.3.A.7                   understanding of          •   Accelerated             instruction           •   Book talk
                          •     What purpose       3.1.F.1                   the                           Reading            •    Writers workshop      •   Partner reading
(Myths and Fables)              do myths           3.3.C.2                   characteristics               Program            •    Flexible grouping     •   Discussion
                                                   3.1.E.2                   and cultural                                                                •
                                serve?                                                                 •   Written and oral   •    Overhead                  Cooperative activities
                          •     What current       3.3.D.1                   aspects of                                                                  •   Daily oral language
                                                   3.2.D                     classical myths
                                                                                                           tests              •    Graphic
                                day myths do                                                           •   Kid Biz / Teen          organizers            •   Structured writing prompts
                                you know of?       3.2.D.2              •    Identify specific                                                           •   Portfolio writing
                          •     What is a hero?    3.1.E.1                   details and
                                                                                                           Biz                •    Teacher modeling
                                                                                                       •                                                 •   Computer/word processing
                          •     What is a fable?   3.3.C.2                   cause and effect              Expository         •    Guided reading
                                                                                                           writing                                       •   Word wall
                                                   3.3.B.1                   relationships                                    •    Guided writing
                                                                                                       •   Student projects                              •   Picture prompts
                                                   3.3.B.2              •    Draw                                             •    Conferencing
                                                   3.5.A.1                                             •   Journal/essays                                •   Reread aloud
                                                                             conclusions                                      •    Technology            •   Story mapping
                                                                             about relevance           •   Teacher
                                                                                                                              •
                                                                             of myths to                   observations
                                                                                                                                   Read aloud            •   Active listening
                                                                                                                              •    Direct Instruction    •   Viewing overhead
                                                                             cultures                  •   Homework
                                                                        •                                                     •    Learning centers      •   Independent reading
                                                                             Analyze aspects           •   Self-
                                                                             of print                                                                    •   Audio (listening)
                                                                                                           assessments
                                                                        •                                                                                •   Shared writing
                                                                             Use writing to            •   Peer evaluations
                                                                             prompt                                                                      •   Using manipulatives
                                                                                                       •   Presentations
                                                                                                                                                         •   Literature circles
                                                                             discussion
                                                                        •    Develop an                •   Rubrics                                       •   Graphic organizers
                                                                             extended                  •   Book reports                                  •   Use reading strategies to support
                                                                             vocabulary                                                                      comprehension
                                                                             through both                                                                •   Critical viewing/listening
                                                                             listening and                                                               •   Research
                                                                             independent                                                                 •   Note taking
                                                                             reading                                                                     •   Oral reports/sharing
                                                                        •    Respond orally                                                              •   Listen attentively
                                                                             to literature                                                               •   Practice books
                                                                        •    Participate in                                                              •   Writers workshop
                                                                             class discussion                                                            •   Short/long literature responses
                                                                             appropriately
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Seventh Grade Language Arts Curriculum

 •   Use complex                         •   Writer’s checklist
     text guides                         •   Interact with visiting author
 •   Write various                       •   Field trips
     types of prose                      •   Writing in different genres
 •   Make                                •   Drawing for understanding
     connections                         •   Compare/contrast
     between                             •   Experiment with sound effects
     literature and                      •   Creative writing
     sports , research,
     the arts, and
     culture
 •   Build
     vocabulary
 •   Recognize
     stereotypes
 •   Make inferences
 •   Recognize
     allusions
 •   Analyze morals
 •   Understand
     proverbs
 •   Recognize
     elements of
     fable
 •   Respond
     orally/written to
     literature
 •   Write in a
     variety of genres
 •   Demonstrate
     clarity and
     supportive
     evidence when
     answering open
     ended questions
 •   Review scoring
     criteria




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                                                                        Seventh Grade Language Arts Curriculum




     Suggested              Essential                 NJCCC                  Instructional                  Assessment             Instructional               Instructional Activities
     Time Line            Questions and              Standards                Objectives              What evidence will I           Domain               What will the students do to achieve the
How much time will be       Content                    What state        What will the students     collect that demonstrate   How will the learning be                  objective?
 spent on this learning                             standards will be   know or be able to do as     that the students have         structured?
                              What will be
                                                      met by these          a result of this        achieved the objective?
                               taught?
                                                       objectives?           instruction?
                          •     How does            3.5.A.1              •    Identify and              •   Discussion         •    Differentiated        •   Journals
Novel                           geography           3.1.E.1                   describe settings         •   Accelerated             instruction           •   Book talk
(cross-curricular)              affect beliefs,     3.2.                      and customs                   Reading            •    Writers workshop      •   Partner reading
(Holocaust)                     traditions, and     3.1.G.17                  associated with               Program            •    Flexible grouping     •   Discussion
8-10 weeks                                          3.1.G.15                                                                                              •
                                culture?                                      them                      •   Written and oral   •    Overhead                  Cooperative activities
                          •     How do              3.1.G.16             •    Analyze                       tests              •    Graphic               •   Daily oral language
                                                    3.3.H.1
                                cultures,                                     character                 •   Kid Biz / Teen          organizers            •   Structured writing prompts
                                                    3.5.A.3
                                beliefs, and                                  development,                  Biz                •    Teacher modeling      •   Portfolio writing
                                traditions affect                             point of view,
                                                                                                        •                                                 •   Computer/word processing
                                groups of                                     theme
                                                                                                            Expository         •    Guided reading
                                                                                                            writing                                       •   Word wall
                                people?                                  •                                                     •    Guided writing
                                                                              Monitor reading
                                                                                                        •   Student projects                              •   Picture prompts
                          •     How do they                                   for                                              •    Conferencing          •
                                affect families?                              understanding             •   Journal/essays
                                                                                                                               •    Technology
                                                                                                                                                              Reread aloud
                                                                                                        •   Teacher                                       •   Story mapping
                          •     What beliefs,                            •    Set purpose of                                   •    Read aloud            •   Active listening
                                                                                                            observations
                                traditions are                                reading                                          •    Direct Instruction    •   Viewing overhead
                                                                         •                              •   Homework
                                important to                                  Make                                             •    Learning centers      •   Independent reading
                                me?                                           predictions               •   Self-
                                                                                                                                                          •   Audio (listening)
                          •     What beliefs,                            •    Ask essential                 assessments
                                                                                                                                                          •   Shared writing
                                traditions are                                questions                 •   Peer evaluations
                                                                                                                                                          •   Using manipulatives
                                worth dying                              •    Relate new                •   Presentations
                                                                                                                                                          •   Literature circles
                                for?                                          learning to               •   Rubrics                                       •   Graphic organizers
                                                                              background                •   Book reports                                  •   Use reading strategies to support
                                                                              experiences                                                                     comprehension
                                                                         •    Interpret                                                                   •   Critical viewing/listening
                                                                              idiomatic                                                                   •   Research
                                                                              expressions                                                                 •   Note taking
                                                                         •    Interpret text                                                              •   Oral reports/sharing
                                                                              ideas through                                                               •   Listen attentively
                                                                              journal writing                                                             •   Practice books
                                                                         •    Demonstrate the                                                             •   Writers workshop
                                                                              use of everyday                                                             •   Short/long literature responses
                                                                              texts
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Seventh Grade Language Arts Curriculum


 •   Produce written                     •   Writer’s checklist
     and oral work                       •   Interact with visiting author
     that                                •   Field trips
     demonstrates                        •   Compare/contrast
     understanding of                    •   Creative writing
     informational                       •   Drawing for understanding
     materials                           •   Experiment with figurative
 •   Make                                    language
     connections                         •   Read, interpret and create maps
     between                             •   Literature circle response
     literature/culture
 •   Build
     vocabulary
 •   Respond
     orally/written to
     literature
 •   Write in a
     variety of genres
 •   Demonstrate
     clarity and
     supportive
     evidence when
     answering open
     ended questions
 •   Review scoring
     criteria




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