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					                                                                    7th Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map 2010 pg. 1

Unit                                                Standard        Benchmarks                                                            Assessment, Projects Resources
                                                                                                                                          & Products
                                                    A. Word         A1. Read unfamiliar complex and multi-syllabic words using cueing     Graphic organizers-         Holt Elements of
                                                    Recognition     systems, advanced phonetic analysis and structural analysis.          semantic mapping            Literature text
                                                                    A2. Read narrative and expository text with fluency, accuracy and
                                                                    comprehension at an appropriate silent reading rate.                  T.D. vocabulary             Unit 1 Forms of Prose
                                                                                                                                          pronunciation strategy      -Amigo Brothers
                                                                    A3. Apply correct word pronunciation and inflection                                               -Unforgettable Journey
                                                                                                                                          Thesaurus/Dictionary test   -Song of the Trees
                                                                                                                                                                      -A Mason-Dixon
                                                                                                                                          Word Wall- Mind Reader      Memory
                                                                                                                                                   -Erasing Relay     -Aschenputtle
Realistic Fiction Unit 2




                                                                                                                                                                      -Yeh-Shen
Forms of Prose Unit 1




                                                                                                                                                                      -The Intervie
                                                                    B1. Acquire, understand and use new vocabulary through explicit
                           Reading and Literature




                                                                    vocabulary instruction and independent reading.                       Assess ability to use       Talent Development
                                                                                                                                          context clues in words,     vocabulary prediction
                                                    B. Vocabulary   B2. Analyze word structure and use context clues to understand new    sentences, and paragraphs   chart
                                                    Expansion       words.                                                                to decode new vocabulary.
                                                                    B3. Recognize and interpret words with multiple meanings.                                         Context clues vocabulary
                                                                    B4. Recognize the influences of other languages on the English        Word Analysis Map           chart
                                                                    language.
                                                                    B6. Determine pronunciation, meanings, and alternate word choices     Meaningful Sentences        Holt Daily vocabulary
                                                                    through the use of dictionaries, thesauruses, and electronic tools.                               focus:
                                                                                                                                          Reading Quest Vocabulary    -Synonyms
                                                                                                                                          Word Map                    -Frequently confused
                                                                                                                                                                      words
                                                                                                                                          Assess synonyms             -Connotations
                                                                                                                                                                      -Deadwood adjectives
                                                                                                                                          Assess semantic mapping
                                                                                                                                                                      TD vocabulary strategies
                                                                                                                                          Thesaurus/Dictionary test
                                                                                                                                                                      Dictionaries
                                                                                                                                          Holt Daily vocabulary       Thesauruses
                                                                                                                                          focus:
                                                                                                                                          -Syno-grams
                                                                                                                                          -Sentence completions
                                                                                                                                          -Crossword puzzles
                                                                                                                                          -Graphic organizers
                                                                                                                                          -Drawings
                                                                       7th Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map 2010 pg. 2

Unit                                                Standard           Benchmarks                                                                                    Assessment, Projects Resources
                                                                                                                                                                     & Products
                                                    C. Comprehension   C1. Comprehend, interpret and evaluate text by asking and answering questions.                Assess Johns Hopkins         Holt Elements of
                                                                       C2. Recall and use prior learning and preview text to prepare for reading.                    Literature Unit: A Long      Literature text
                                                                       C3. Use knowledge of narrative and expository text structures and subject specific texts to   Way from Chicago
                                                                       summarize content.
                                                                                                                                                                     -Partner discussion guide    Unit 1 Forms of Prose
                                                                       C4. Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information
                                                                       from texts.                                                                                   questions                    -Amigo Brothers
                                                                       C5. Create outlines, logical notes and summaries across content areas.                        -Literature tests            -Unforgettable Journey
                                                                       C6. Use text’s structural organizers, such as graphics, illustrations, references, notes,     -A.R. novel test             -Song of the Trees
                                                                       introductions, bold-faced type and subheadings to aid comprehension.                                                       -A Mason-Dixon
                                                                       C8. Critically read and evaluate to determine the author’s purpose, point of view,                                         Memory
                                                                       audience, and message.                                                                        Graphic organizers:          -Aschenputtle
                                                                       C10. Scan a passage to determine relevant information and skim the text to locate specific    -Venn Diagram                -Yeh-Shen
Realistic Fiction Unit 2




                                                                       information.
Forms of Prose Unit 1




                                                                                                                                                                     -K.W.L. chart                -The Interview
                           Reading and Literature




                                                                       D1. Read a variety of high quality, traditional, classical, and contemporary literary works                                Johns Hopkins Literature
                                                                       specific to America, as well as significant works from other countries.                                                    Unit: A Long Way from
                                                                       D2. Identify and analyze various genres and subgenres as forms with distinct                  Types of Prose- Literary     Chicago
                                                                       characteristics and purposes.                                                                 Focus assessment (article,
                                                                       D5. Analyze how figurative language and literary devices contribute to the meaning of a       autobiography, biography,
                                                                       text.
                                                    D. Literature                                                                                                    essay, folk tale, novel,     Holt Elements of
                                                                       D6. Identify and discuss the effect of the speaker and recognize the difference between the
                                                                       first and third person point of view.                                                         novella, short story)        Literature text
                                                                       D7. Relate a given literary work to historical events (place, time and custom).                                            -Amigo Brothers
                                                                       D9. Identify and understand recurring themes across literary works, citing evidence from      KWL-Great Depression         -Unforgettable Journey
                                                                       the texts.                                                                                                                 -Song of the Trees
                                                                       D10. Respond to literature using ideas and details from the text to support reactions and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  -A Mason-Dixon
                                                                       make literary connections.                                                                    Compare and contrast three
                                                                       D11. Read from and respond to a variety of fiction, poetic and nonfiction texts of                                         Memory
                                                                                                                                                                     versions of the Cinderella   -Aschenputtle
                                                                       increasing complexity for personal enjoyment.
                                                                                                                                                                     folk tale                    -Yeh-Shen
                                                                                                                                                                                                  -The Interview
                                                                                                                                                                     Accelerated reader tests
                                                                                                                                                                        Progress towards A.R.     Figurative language
                                                                                                                                                                     goal                         focus-personification
                                                                                                                                                                        Daily reading logs        (Song of the Trees)
                                                                                                                                                                         Read alouds:
                                                                                                                                                                     Missing Gator of Gumbo       Read Alouds:
                                                                                                                                                                     Limbo(Eco-mystery)           Missing Gator of Gumbo
                                                                                                                                                                     Ghost Soldier (Historical    Limbo
                                                                                                                                                                     fiction, mystery)            Ghost Soldier
                                                                                    7th Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map 2010 pg. 3

Unit                                                          Standard              Benchmarks                                                                           Assessment, Projects Resources
                                                                                                                                                                         & Products
                                                              A. Types of writing   A1. Write frequently in a variety of forms, including but not limited to the         Six+1Traits of writing Long Way from
                                                                                    following: poetry, stories, essays, editorials, letters, directions, and research    rubric.
                                                                                    reports.                                                                                                    Chicago
                                                                                                                                                                         -Compare and contrast
                                                              B. Elements of        B1. Create multiple paragraph compositions that state, maintain and use details      essay
                                                              Composition           in a logical order to support a main idea.                                           -Personal Narrative
                                                                                    B2. Create narratives that develop settings, people/characters, dialogue, and        -Fictional thank you letter
                                                                                       conflicts using descriptive, concrete language to engage audiences.               (Long Way from Chicago)
                                                                                    B4. Employ composing processes to develop writing, including:
                                                                                      a. prewriting- planning strategies such as brainstorming, journaling, sketching,   Compare –Contrast essay
                                                                                       listing, outlining, and determining audience, purpose and focus.                  (B1, B4, B5)
                                                                                      b. drafting- organizing, supporting and putting ideas into sentences, purpose
                                                                                       and focus.                                                                        Mary Alice Personal
Realistic Fiction Unit 2
Forms of Prose Unit 1




                                                                                      c. revising- improving the quality of content, organization, sentence structure    Narrative
                                                    Writing




                                                                                       and word choice.                                                                  (B1,B2,B4,B5)
                                                                                      d. editing- correcting errors in spelling and grammar.
                                                                                      e. publishing- producing a document and sharing the writing with an audience.
                                                                                    B5. Consider the intended audience when composing text.

                                                                                    C1. Composing complete sentences when writing.
                                                                                    C2. Edit writing for correct spelling and sentence clarity                           Reader/Writer Notebook
                                                                                    C3. Apply grammar conventions correctly in writing
                                                                                    C4. Apply punctuation conventions correctly in writing
                                                              C. Spelling,
                                                              Grammar, and Usage    D1. Formulate questions and collect and assess relevant information to address
                                                                                    these questions.
                                                                                    D2. Cite sources for quoted and paraphrased information in a bibliography when
                                                                                    writing a research report.                                                           Assessed in Science           Science Text &
                                                              D. Research           D3. Gather and organize information from a variety of sources, including             Social Studies (D1-D4)        Resources (D1-D4)
                                                                                    electronic and print.
                                                                                    D4. Define plagiarism its consequences and avoid its use.                                                          Social Studies Text &
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Resources (D1-D4)
                                                                                                                                                                         -Group evaluation logs
                           Speaking and Listening




                                                              A. Speaking and       A1. Participate in and follow agreed-upon rules for conversation and formal          -Partner discussion guide
                                                              Listening             discussions in large and small groups.                                               questions
                                                                                    A2. Know and apply listening rules for formal settings.                              -Individual written
                                                                                                                                                                         responses to higher order
                                                                                                                                                                         group discussion questions
                                                                                                                                                                         -Discussion Groups
                                                                                                                                                                         -Think-Pair-Share
                                                                                                                                                                         - Numbered Heads
                                                                                                                                                                         Together
                                                                              7th Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map 2010 pg. 4

Unit                                                          Standard        Benchmarks                                                                      Assessment, Projects Resources
                                                                                                                                                              & Products
                                                              A. Word         A1. Read unfamiliar complex and multi-syllabic words using cueing systems,      A1-A3                     A1.A 2.
                                                              Recognition     advanced phonetic analysis and structural analysis.                             T.D. vocabulary           Collection 2:
                                                                              A2. Read narrative and expository text with fluency, accuracy and               assessments                 Rikki-tikki-tavi
                                                                              comprehension at an appropriate silent reading rate.                                                        Three Skeleton Key
                                                                              A3. Apply correct word pronunciation and inflection.                            Word Wall- Oops!            The Dive
                                                                                                                                                                        -Hot Seat         Zoo
                                                                                                                                                              Graphic organizers-         He-y, Come On Ou-t
                                                                                                                                                              semantic mapping            Flea Patrol
                                                                                                                                                                                          The Black Death
Reading and Literature Trimester 2




                                                                                                                                                              T.D. vocabulary             On Preventing Plague
                                                                                                                                                              pronunciation strategy    Collection 3:
                                                                                                                                                                                          That October
                                                                                                                                                              Meaningful sentences        The War of the Wall
                                                                                                                                                                                          A Day’s Wait
                                                                                                                                                                                          Stolen Day
                                                                                                                                                                                          Borders of Baseball
                                                                                                                                                                                        Collection 4:
                                     Reading and Literature




                                                                                                                                                                                          Hum
                                                                                                                                                                                          Anteaus
                                                                                                                                                                                          After Twenty Years
                                                                                                                                                                                          Bargain
                                                                                                                                                                                          User Friendly
                                                                                                                                                                                          Annabel Lee
                                                                                                                                                                                          Echo and Narcissus
                                                                                                                                                                                          The Only Girl in the
                                                                                                                                                                                          World for Me

                                                                                                                                                                                        A3. T.D. vocabulary
                                                                                                                                                                                        strategies

                                                                              B1. Acquire, understand and use new vocabulary through explicit vocabulary                                B1-B7
                                                                              instruction and independent reading.                                            B1-B7                     Holt Daily vocabulary
                                                              B. Vocabulary                                                                                   Holt Daily vocabulary     focus:
                                                                              B2. Analyze word structure and use context clues to understand new words.
                                                              Expansion                                                                                       focus: -Syno-grams        -Prefixes
                                                                              B3. Recognize and interpret words with multiple meanings.
                                                                                                                                                              -Sentence completions     -Suffixes
                                                                              B4. Recognize the influences of other languages on the English language.
                                                                                                                                                              -Crossword puzzles        -Roots
                                                                              B5. Apply knowledge of Greek and Latin roots, prefixes and suffixes to
                                                                                                                                                              -Graphic organizers       -Definitions
                                                                              understand content area vocabulary and assist pronunciation.
                                                                              B6. Identify and explain analogies, similes and metaphors.
                                                                                                                                                              Assess semantic mapping
                                                                              B7. Determine pronunciation, meanings, and alternate word choices through the
                                                                              use of dictionaries, thesauruses, and electronic tools.
                                                                   7th Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map 2010 pg. 5

Unit                                            Standard           Benchmarks                                                                             Assessment, Projects Resources
                                                                                                                                                          & Products
                                                C. Comprehension   C1. Comprehend, interpret and evaluate text by asking and answering questions.         Collection 2:               Collection 2: Plot and
                                                                   C2. Recall and use prior learning and preview text to prepare for reading.             Structure and Purpose of    Setting
                                                                   C3. Use knowledge of narrative and expository text structures and subject              Informational Texts         Rikki-tikki-tavi
                                                                   specific texts to summarize content.                                                   -Newspaper article            Three Skeleton Key
                                                                   C4. Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied                 -History textbook              The Dive
                                                                   information from texts.                                                                -Instructional manual          Zoo
                                                                   C5. Create outlines, logical notes and summaries across content areas.                 -Public documents              He-y, Come On Ou-t
                                                                   C6. Use text’s structural organizers, such as graphics, illustrations, references,     Collection 3:                  Flea Patrol
                                                                   notes, introductions, bold-faced type and subheadings to aid comprehension.            Text Structures:               The Black Death
                                                                   C7. Distinguish statements of fact from opinion and give examples from text.           Comparison and Contrast        On Preventing Plague
                                                                   C8. Critically read and evaluate to determine the author’s purpose, point of           Magazine Article            Collection 3: Character
                                                                   view, audience, and message.                                                           Collection 4:                  That October
Short Stories Unit 3




                                                                   C9. Follow written directions in technical reading.                                    Evaluating Arguments           The War of the Wall
                                                                   C10. Scan a passage to determine relevant information and skim the text to             -Newspaper articles            A Day’s Wait
                       Reading and Literature




                                                                   locate specific information.                                                           -Web article                   Stolen Day
                                                                   C11. Identify devices used in persuasive text.                                                                        Borders of Baseball
                                                                                                                                                                                      Collection 4: Theme and
                                                                   D1. Read a variety of high quality, traditional, classical, and contemporary                                       Point of View
                                                                    literary works specific to America, as well as significant works from other                                       Hum
                                                                    countries.                                                                                                          Anteaus
                                                                   D2. Identify and analyze various genres and subgenres as forms with distinct                                          After Twenty Years
                                                                    characteristics and purposes.                                                         Literature D1-D11              Bargain
                                                                   D3. Identify and analyze the relationships among elements of fiction including         Graphic Organizers:            User Friendly
                                                                    setting, character, plot, conflict/resolution, theme, and tone.                       Character Map #1               Annabel Lee
                                                                   D4. Identify and analyze the effect of characters’ traits on the plot and resolution   Attribute Web #1               Echo and Narcissus
                                                                    of the conflict.                                                                      Attribute Web #6               The Only Girl in the
                                                                   D5. Analyze how figurative language and literary devices contribute to the             Character Traits and           World for Me
                                                                    meaning of a text.                                                                    Textual Evidence
                                                                   D6. Identify and discuss the effect of the speaker and recognize the difference        Trait Chart II
                                                                    between the first and third person point of view.                                     Author’s Purpose G.O.       Literature D1-D11
                                                D. Literature      D8. Explain how form and stylistic devices convey the meaning of a poem.                                           Collection 2: Plot and
                                                                   D9. Identify and understand recurring themes across literary works, citing             Accelerated reader tests    Setting
                                                                    evidence from the texts.                                                                Progress towards A.R.
                                                                   D10. Respond to literature using ideas and details from the text to support            goal                        Collection 3: Character
                                                                    reactions and make literary connections.                                                Daily reading logs
                                                                   D11. Read from and respond to a variety of fiction, poetic and nonfiction texts of        Read alouds:             Collection 4: Theme and
                                                                    increasing complexity for personal enjoyment.                                         -Curse of a Winter’s Moon   Point of View
                                                                                                                                                          -Love That Dog
                                                                                                                                                          -On the Court with Lisa
                                                                                                                                                          Leslie
                                                       7th Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map 2010 pg. 6

Unit                             Standard              Benchmarks                                                                            Assessment, Projects Resources
                                                                                                                                             & Products
                                 A. Types of writing   A1. Write frequently in a variety of forms, including but not limited to the          -Persuasive essay             Six Traits writing rubric
                                                       following: poetry, stories, essays, editorials, letters, directions, and research     -Autobiographical narrative
                                                       reports.                                                                              -Six Traits writing rubrics   Writing focus
                                                                                                                                                                           persuasive essay:
                                 B. Elements of        B1. Create multiple paragraph compositions that state, maintain and use details                                         -Purpose and
                                 Composition           in a logical order to support a main idea.                                                                              audience
                                                       B2. Create narratives that develop settings, people/characters, dialogue, and                                           -Stating positions
                                                       conflicts using descriptive, concrete language to engage audiences.                                                     -Providing reasons
                                                       B3. Create informative reports, including gathering material, formulating ideas                                         -Gathering evidence
                                                       based on gathered material, organizing information, and editing for logical                                             -Anticipating
                                                       progression.                                                                                                            Audience concerns
                                                       B4. Employ composing processes to develop writing, including:                                                           -Transitions
                                                          a. prewriting- planning strategies such as brainstorming, journaling, sketching,                                     Using anecdotes as
                                                       listing, outlining, and determining audience, purpose and focus.                                                        supporting evidence
Short Stories Unit 3




                                                          b. drafting- organizing, supporting and putting ideas into sentences, purpose
                                                       and focus.                                                                                                               Presentation of
                                                          c. revising- improving the quality of content, organization, sentence structure                                       persuasive speech
                                                       and word choice.                                                                                                         to class
                                                          d. editing- correcting errors in spelling and grammar.
                                                          e. publishing- producing a document and sharing the writing with an audience.
                       Writing




                                                                                                                                                                           Writing focus
                                                       B5. Consider the intended audience when composing text.                                                             Autobiographical
                                                                                                                                                                           narrative:
                                                                                                                                                                               -choosing a topic
                                                                                                                                                                               -gathering details
                                                                                                                                                                               -ordering key
                                                                                                                                                                               events
                                                                                                                                                                               -dialogue
                                                                                                                                                                               -consistent point of
                                                                                                                                                                               view

                                                                                                                                                                                Graphic Organizer-
                                                                                                                                                                                sequence chart

                                                                                                                                                                                 Six Traits rubric

                                                                                                                                                                                Daily Writing
                                                                                                                                                                                Activities:
                                                                                                                                                                                Six Traits focus
                                                                                                                                                                                -Ideas and Content
                                                                                                                                                                                -Organization
                                                                                                                                                                                -Voice
                                                                               7th Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map 2010 pg. 7

Unit                                                      Standard             Benchmarks                                                                       Assessment, Projects Resources
                                                                                                                                                                & Products
                                                                                                                                                                -Persuasive essay       Six Traits
                                                                                                                                                                -Autobiographical narrative
                                                          C. Spelling,         C1. Composing complete sentences when writing.                                   -Six Traits writing rubrics
                                                          Grammar, and Usage   C2. Edit writing for correct spelling and sentence clarity
                                                                               C3. Apply grammar conventions correctly in writing                               Persuasive essay
                                                                               C4. Apply punctuation conventions correctly in writing                           -Autobiographical narrative

                                                          D. Research          D1. Formulate questions and collect and assess relevant information to address
                                                                               these questions.                                                                 Six Traits rubric
                                                                               D3. Gather and organize information from a variety of sources, including         -Ideas and Content
                                                                               electronic and print.                                                            -Organization
                                                                               D4. Define plagiarism its consequences and avoid its use.                        -Voice
                                                Writing
Short Stories Unit 3




                                                                               E1. Write legibly using cursive.
                                                          E. Handwriting and   E2. Format word-processed documents to present information in an organized,
                                                          Word Processing      readable format, integrating graphics, illustrations and bulleting as needed.    Persuasive essay focus:
                                                                                                                                                                -Purpose and audience
                                                                                                                                                                -Stating positions
                                                                                                                                                                -Providing reasons
                                                                                                                                                                -Gathering evidence
                                                                                                                                                                -Anticipating Audience
                                                                                                                                                                concerns



                                                                                                                                                                Students will word process
                                                                                                                                                                each formal piece of
                                                                                                                                                                writing.
                                                          A. Speaking and      A1. Participate in and follow agreed-upon rules for conversation and formal      Presentation of Persuasive
                       Speaking and Listening




                                                          Listening            discussions in large and small groups.                                           essay
                                                                               A2. Know and apply listening rules for formal settings.                          Focus on: enunciation
                                                                               A3. Apply assessment criteria to self-evaluate oral presentations                          Nonverbal
                                                                               A4. Distinguish between speaker’s opinion and verifiable facts and analyze the   techniques
                                                                               credibility of the presentation.
                                                                               A5. Follow a speaker’s presentation and represent it in notes.                   Peer evaluations of
                                                                               A6. Orally communicate information, opinions, and ideas effectively for          persuasive speech
                                                                               different audiences for a variety of purposes.
                                                                               A7. Adjust delivery and language in oral presentations for the intended
                                                                               audiences and purposes.
                                                                            7th Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map 2010 pg. 8

Unit                                                     Standard           Benchmarks                                                                           Assessment, Projects Resources
                                                                                                                                                                 & Products
                                                         A. Word
                                                         Recognition        A1. Read unfamiliar complex and multi-syllabic words using cueing systems,           Vocabulary quizzes, oral      Talent Development
                                                                            advanced phonetic analysis and structural analysis.                                  evaluations                   vocabulary strategies
                                                                            A2. Read narrative and expository text with fluency, accuracy and
                                                                            comprehension at an appropriate silent reading rate.                                                               Novel:
                                                                            A3. Apply correct word pronunciation and inflection.
                                                                                                                                                                                               The Watsons go to
                                                                                                                                                                                               Birmingham
                                                                            B1. Acquire, understand and use new vocabulary through explicit vocabulary
                                                                            instruction and independent reading.                                                                               Talent Development
                                                                            B2. Analyze word structure and use context clues to understand new words.            B1-B3                         Vocabulary prediction
Speaking and Listening Unit 5




                                                                            B3. Recognize and interpret words with multiple meanings.                            vocabulary quizzes, partner   chart
                                                                            B4. Recognize the influences of other languages on the English language.             discussion guides and
  Historical Fiction Unit 4




                                                                            B5. Apply knowledge of Greek and Latin roots, prefixes and suffixes to               content quizzes
                                                         B. Vocabulary      understand content area vocabulary and assist pronunciation.
                                                                            B6. Identify and explain analogies, similes and metaphors.                           B4-B5
                                                         Expansion                                                                                               Oral evaluation and class
                                                                            B7. Determine pronunciation, meanings, and alternate word choices through
                                Reading and Literature




                                                                               the use of dictionaries, thesauruses, and electronic tools.                       participation



                                                                            C1. Comprehend, interpret and evaluate text by asking and answering                  1. Partner and small group    The Watsons’ go to
                                                                            questions                                                                            discussion guides and         Birmingham Unit:
                                                                            C2. Recall and use prior learning and preview text to prepare for reading.           questions for The Watsons     -Partner discussion guide
                                                                            C3. Use knowledge of narrative and expository text structures and subject            go to Birmingham 1963         questions
                                                                            specific texts to summarize content.                                                 2. and 3. Building            -Literature tests
                                                         C. Comprehension                                                                                        background knowledge on       -A.R. novel test
                                                                            C4. Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied
                                                                            information from texts.                                                              the civil rights movement:
                                                                            C5. Create outlines, logical notes and summaries across content areas.               -Alabama Archives:
                                                                            C6. Use text’s structural organizers, such as graphics, illustrations, references,   Birmingham 1963
                                                                            notes, introductions, bold-faced type and subheadings to aid comprehension.          -Reconstruction and Its
                                                                            C7. Distinguish statements of fact from opinion and give examples from text.           Aftermath (the
                                                                            C8. Critically read and evaluate to determine the author’s purpose, point of           Emancipation
                                                                            view, audience, and message.                                                           Proclamation)
                                                                            C9. Follow written directions in technical reading.                                  4. Cause and effect: The
                                                                            C10. Scan a passage to determine relevant information and skim the text to           Civil Rights Movement
                                                                            locate specific information                                                          7. and 8. Students will
                                                                                                                                                                 evaluate information that
                                                                                                                                                                 they find on the Civil
                                                                                                                                                                 Rights Movement to
                                                                                                                                                                 determine fact or opinion
                                                                                                                                                                 and to determine the
                                                                                                                                                                 author’s purpose point of
                                                                                                                                                                 view, audience, and
                                                                                                                                                                 message.
                                                                         7th Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map 2010 pg. 9

Unit                                                     Standard        Benchmarks                                                                        Assessment, Projects Resources
                                                                                                                                                           & Products
                                                                         D1. Read a variety of high quality, traditional, classical, and contemporary                                 Johns Hopkins Literature
                                                         D. Literature   literary works specific to America, as well as significant works from other       Accelerated reader tests   Unit: The Watson’s go to
                                                                         countries.                                                                          Progress towards A.R.    Birmingham
                                                                         D2. Identify and analyze various genres and subgenres as forms with distinct      goal
                                                                         characteristics and purposes.                                                       Daily reading logs       3.,4.,7. Use The
                                                                         D3. Identify and analyze the relationships among elements of fiction including       Read alouds:            Watson’s go to
                                                                         setting, character, plot, conflict/resolution, theme, and tone.                   -Harris and Me             Birmingham to identify
                                                                         D4. Identify and analyze the effect of characters’ traits on the plot and         -A Year Down Yonder        and analyze elements of
                                                                         resolution of the conflict.                                                       -Things Not Seen           fiction, effect of
Speaking and Listening Unit 5




                                                                         D5. Analyze how figurative language and literary devices contribute to the                                   character traits, relate the
                                                                         meaning of a text.                                                                                           novel to the Civil Rights
                                                                         D6. Identify and discuss the effect of the speaker and recognize the difference                              Movement
  Historical Fiction Unit 4




                                                                         between the first and third person point of view.
                                                                         D7. Relate a given literary work to historical events (place, time and custom).                              Figurative language
                                                                         D8. Explain how form and stylistic devices convey the meaning of a poem.                                     Simile & Metaphor
                                Reading and Literature




                                                                         D9. Identify and understand recurring themes across literary works, citing                                   Alliteration
                                                                         evidence from the texts.                                                                                     Onomatopoeia
                                                                         D10. Respond to literature using ideas and details from the text to support                                  Repetition
                                                                         reactions and make literary connections.                                                                     Rhyme
                                                                         D11. Read from and respond to a variety of fiction, poetic and nonfiction texts                              Rhythm
                                                                         of increasing complexity for personal enjoyment.
                                                                7th Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map 2010 pg. 10

Unit                                      Standard              Benchmarks                                                                            Assessment, Projects Resources
                                                                                                                                                      & Products
                                          A. Types of writing   A1. Write frequently in a variety of forms, including but not limited to the          -process essay               Six+1Traits of writing
                                                                following: poetry, stories, essays, editorials, letters, directions, and research     -reaction paper              rubric. (A-D)
                                                                reports.

                                          B. Elements of        B1. Create multiple paragraph compositions that state, maintain and use details       -Write a multi- paragraph
                                          Composition           in a logical order to support a main idea.                                            process essay
                                                                B2. Create narratives that develop settings, people/characters, dialogue, and
                                                                conflicts using descriptive, concrete language to engage audiences.
Speaking and Listening Unit 5



                                                                B3. Create informative reports, including gathering material, formulating ideas
                                                                based on gathered material, organizing information, and editing for logical
  Historical Fiction Unit 4




                                                                progression.
                                                                B4. Employ composing processes to develop writing, including:
                                                                   a. prewriting- planning strategies such as brainstorming, journaling, sketching,
                                                                listing, outlining, and determining audience, purpose and focus.
                                                                   b. drafting- organizing, supporting and putting ideas into sentences, purpose
                                                                and focus.
                                                                   c. revising- improving the quality of content, organization, sentence structure
                                                                and word choice.
                                Writing




                                                                   d. editing- correcting errors in spelling and grammar.
                                                                   e. publishing- producing a document and sharing the writing with an audience.
                                                                B5. Consider the intended audience when composing text.

                                                                C1. Composing complete sentences when writing.
                                                                C2. Edit writing for correct spelling and sentence clarity
                                                                C3. Apply grammar conventions correctly in writing                                    -Write a five paragraph      Demonstration poster
                                                                C4. Apply punctuation conventions correctly in writing                                process essay                -visuals
                                          C. Spelling,                                                                                                                             -numbered steps
                                          Grammar, and Usage    D1. Formulate questions and collect and assess relevant information to address                                     -materials
                                                                these questions.                                                                                                   -title
                                                                D2. Cite sources for quoted and paraphrased information in a bibliography when
                                          D. Research           writing a research report.
                                                                D3. Gather and organize information from a variety of sources, including
                                                                electronic and print.
                                                                D4. Define plagiarism its consequences and avoid its use.

                                                                E1. Write legibly using cursive.
                                                                E2. Format word-processed documents to present information in an organized,
                                          E. Handwriting and    readable format, integrating graphics, illustrations and bulleting as needed.
                                                                                                                                                      Word process Process essay
                                          Word Processing
                                                                           7th Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map 2010 pg. 11

Unit                                                     Standard          Benchmarks                                                                       Assessment, Projects Resources
                                                                                                                                                            & Products
                                                                                                                                                            A1-A7                           1, 2, 6, 7, Students will
                                                         A. Speaking and   A1. Participate in and follow agreed-upon rules for conversation and formal      Demonstration speeches          write and present a
                                                         Listening         discussions in large and small groups.                                           will be assessed with a         demonstration speech.
Speaking and Listening Unit 5

                                                                           A2. Know and apply listening rules for formal settings.                          rubric.                         Students will listen to
                                                                           A3. Apply assessment criteria to self-evaluate oral presentations                The teacher and students        each others’ speeches.
                                                                           A4. Distinguish between speaker’s opinion and verifiable facts and analyze the
  Historical Fiction Unit 4



                                                                                                                                                            will use the rubric to assess
                                                                           credibility of the presentation.                                                 each speech.                    3, 4, 5, Students will
                                                                           A5. Follow a speaker’s presentation and represent it in notes.                   The speaker will also use a     self-critique their speech
                                                                           A6. Orally communicate information, opinions, and ideas effectively for          rubric to determine whether     as well as critique
                                                                           different audiences for a variety of purposes.                                   or not they have met the        speeches of fellow
                                Speaking and Listening




                                                                           A7. Adjust delivery and language in oral presentations for the intended          desired benchmarks              classmates.
                                                                           audiences and purposes.
                                                                           A8. Perform expressive oral reading of prose, poetry or drama.                                                   4. Students will view
                                                                                                                                                            4. Reaction paper on            The Children’s March, A
                                                                                                                                                            Children’s March Video          Place at the Table, and
                                                                                                                                                                                            America’s Civil Rights
                                                                                                                                                                                            Movement for verifiable
                                                                                                                                                                                            facts and will analyze the
                                                                                                                                                                                            credibility of the
                                                                                                                                                                                            presentations.

				
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