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					                                 PACING GUIDE FOR 7TH GRADE ENGLISH
Grade Level: 7                               Big Idea: Language Arts                      Prepared by: Union County Schools
                                                        1st Semester
 Time Frame           4 Weeks                      4 Weeks                     4 Weeks                     2 Weeks

 Unit Topic           Personal, Power, and         Short story; The            Dialogue and Drama          Elements of writing
 (Specify             the Process of               basic plot                  Monologue                   suspense
 skills/information
 that will be
                      writing and revising
 learned.)
 Enduring             Power writing and            Every short story           Conflicts cause             Effective, descriptive
 Understandings       the writing process          has elements that           people to change            writing of suspense,
 (Give and/or
 demonstrate
                      will teach the basics        are related                                             foreshadowing,
 necessary            of writing                                                                           flashback, character,
 information)                                                                                              setting, figurative
                                                                                                           language, theme,
                                                                                                           and POV
 Essential            Why do you need to           Why should a reader         What is external and        What are some elements
 Questions            know how to write a          know the elements of a      internal conflict?          that form effective,
 (Steps to check      correct paragraph?           short story?                Why is dialogue             descriptive writing?
 for student          Why is the writing           Why is it important to      important in drama?         What are examples of
 understanding)       process important?           know each character’s       What are character          foreshadow, suspense,
                      What are the purposes of     characteristics?            traits?                     and flashback?
                      writing?                                                 Why is important to have    Why is purpose and
                                                                               a narrator?                 audience important in
                                                                               Why are stage directions    descriptive writing?
                                                                               important?                    Why is a strong lead
                                                                                                           important?
 Standards            7.64,7.65,7.66,7.67,7.68,    7.22,7.23,7.27,7.28,7.29,   7.61,7.62,7.29,7.72,7.15,   7.50,7.55,7.12,7.23,7.22,
                      7.74,7.4,7.5,7.1,7.2,7.3,7   7.32,7.33,7.34,7.39,7.40,   7.58                        7.28,7.29,7.31,7.32,7.40,
                      .7,7.10,7.11,7.9,7.36        7.43,7.45,7.25                                          7.64,7.65,7.66,7.67,7.68




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Time Frame          4 Weeks              4 Weeks                4 Weeks               2 Weeks


Integrations        Grammar lesson on    Media                  Media                 Read alouds that
(with other         parts of speech      Reflective journal     creating their own    show examples of the
discipline areas)
                    Lesson on types of   writing                dialogue              above (Edgar Allan
                    sentences            Supplemental use of    Journal writing       Poe)
                    Read alouds          fiction and non-                             Superstition
                    Supplemental         fiction                                      research activity
                    readings (“Hello                                                  Vocabulary spelling
                    Harvest Moon”,                                                    Grammar
                    “Twilight comes                                                   composition
                    Twice”)

District            Final grade on       Final grade on         Final grade on          Final grade on
Assessments         personal journal     reading                journal               writing and
(culminating
assessments)
                    entries              Journal entries        Comprehension tests   presentation of ghost
                    Power writing and    Observation of         Observation of oral   story with a rubric
                    grammar              discussions            presentations           Final grade on
                    assessments          Narrative writing      Benchmark test        superstition activity
                    Comprehension        assessments                                    Benchmark test
                    assessments          (Children’s books
                    Benchmark tests      created by students)
                                         Comprehension test
                                         Benchmark test




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                                PACING GUIDE FOR 7TH GRADE ENGLISH
Grade Level: 7                            Big Idea: Language Arts   Prepared by: Union County Schools
                                                     1st Semester

 Time Frame           4 weeks

 Unit Topic           News to Use; Bias
 (Specify             and Propaganda
 skills/information
 that will be
 learned.)
 Enduring             To recognize and
 Understandings       identify propaganda
 (Give and/or
 demonstrate
                      of both print and
 necessary            non-print sources
 information)


 Essential            How is propaganda
 Questions            and bias used in
 (Steps to check
 for student
                      advertisement?
 understanding)       Where does
                      propaganda exist?
 Standards            7.50,7.13,7.16,7.19,
                      7.44,7.69,7.71,7.75,
                      7.59,7.60,7.62,7.48,
                      7.42
 Integrations         Media
 (with other          Non-fictional
 discipline areas)
                      material
                      Vocabulary spelling
                      Grammar
                      composition



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                           PACING GUIDE FOR 7TH GRADE ENGLISH

Grade Level: 7                    Big Idea: Language Arts   Prepared by: Union County Schools


 Time Frame      4 weeks



 District        Final grade on
 Assessments     advertisement of
 (culminating
 assessments)
                 original product;
                 slogan and
                 presentation
                 Grade on discussion
                 of home activity
                 Persuasive essay
                 Benchmark test




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                                PACING GUIDE FOR 7TH GRADE ENGLISH

Grade Level: 7                            Big Idea: Language Arts                   Prepared by: Union County Schools
                                                   Second Semester
 Time Frame           4 Weeks                  8 Weeks                   4 Weeks                 2 Weeks

 Unit Topic           A Novel Idea             Non-fiction; True         Poetry vs. Prose        Information Ideas;
 (Specify                                      stories about life                                Expository writing
 skills/information
 that will be
 learned.)
 Enduring             Readers can make         The ability to            The ability to          The ability to
 Understandings       connections between      construct and             construct and           construct and
 (Give and/or
 demonstrate
                      characters and           identify non-fiction      identify different      identify the basic
 necessary            events in the novel      pieces                    types of poetic         parts of a research
 information)         their own lives                                    languages               paper

 Essential            How does the author      Why are biographies and   What is poetry?         Why is audience and
 Questions            express his or her own   autobiographies           What makes poetry       purpose important in a
 (Steps to check      writing style?           important to society?     enjoyable?              research paper?
 for student          How does understanding   Why are informational     What are the types of   What is revision?
 understanding)       the 8 parts of speech    texts important for       poetic forms?           What is editing?
                      enable writers to        history?                                          Why are these
                      compose effective        What are informational                            important?
                      sentences and            texts?                                            Why do you need to have
                      compositions?                                                              a central topic?
 Standards            7.28,7.32,7.39,7.40,     7.2,7.22,7.28,7.29,7.     7.22,7.23,7.24,7.27,    7.2,7.3,7.7,7.10,7.12
                      7.43                     32,7.33,7.34,7.36,7.      7.29,7.31,7.35,7.37,    ,7.36,7.41,7.46,7.47,
                                               37,7.43,7.46,7.49,7.      7.38,7.15,7.16,7.17,    7.49,7.50,7.51,7.52,
                                               50,7.15,7.18,7.19,7.      7.18,7.21               7.64,7.65,7.66,7.67,
                                               20,7.21,7.26,7.45,7.                              7.68,7.4,7.5,7.1,7.14
                                               53,7.55,7.70,7.54                                 ,7.19,7.55,7.56,7.57,
                                                                                                 7.63,7.69,7.73,7.48,
                                                                                                 7.60,7.76



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Time Frame          4 Weeks               8 Weeks               4 Weeks               2 Weeks


Integrations        Journal writing       The Holocaust read    Research              Research
(with other         Grammar               alouds                Supplemental          Grammar
discipline areas)
                    composition           Research              reading; Different    composition
                    Vocabulary spelling   Supplemental on       types of poetry       Works cited
                                          biography,            Creative writing      Supplemental
                                          autobiography, and    Grammar               reading of examples
                                          Holocaust             composition
                                          Media                 Works cited
                                                                Journal writing
District            Comprehension tests   Oral presentation     Poetry project        Research paper
Assessments         Project related to    Essays of both        Comprehension tests   Peer revision and
(culminating
assessments)
                    novel                 biography and         Benchmark tests       editing
                    Benchmark test        autobiography                               Comprehension tests
                                          Comprehension tests                         Benchmark tests
                                          Benchmark tests




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