7th Grade Reading For Literature

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7th Grade Reading Standards for Literature

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Key Ideas and Details

RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
The Glorious Whitewasher” by Mark Twain

“The Glorious Whitewasher” by Mark Twain

Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

RL.7.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

The Glorious Whitewasher” by Mark Twain

“The Glorious Whitewasher” by Mark Twain

Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

RL.7.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

The Glorious Whitewasher” by Mark Twain

“The Glorious Whitewasher” by Mark Twain

Craft and Structure

RL.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama. tools-icon
RL.7.5 Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning
Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

RL.7.6 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.

The Glorious Whitewasher” by Mark Twain

“The Glorious Whitewasher” by Mark Twain

Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

Lesson Plan Farewell to Manzanar and Unbroken

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RL.7.7 Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film). tools-icon
(RL.7.8 not applicable to literature)  tools-icon
RL.7.9 Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history. tools-icon

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

RL.7.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. tools-icon
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