Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grade 7

Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grade 7

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 7

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.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.

Passage Pages
A Pace Too Slow 9-11
The Bitter Bird 13-15
The Counterfeit Painting 17-19
From Where We're Going 21-23
A Native-American Fire Tale 25-27
Worth Its Weight in Gold 29-31
The Charlatan 33-35
Unusual Canine Occupations 37-39
Canada Trivia 41-43
When the Goal Is Survival 45-47
Succor 49-51
Her Own Personal Style 53-55
The Vehicle of Life 57-59
Hog Ride 61-63
Babysitting Like a Meerkat 65-67
Breaking the World Record 69-71
Letter from La Paz 73-75
A Wrong That Was Right 77-79
The Avian Beast 81-83
Conundrums 85-87
Chunnel Journal 89-91
One, Two, or Three 93-95
The Only Reptile with a Shell 97-99
The Scam 101-103
My Dream Career 105-107

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.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.

Passage Pages
A Pace Too Slow 9-11
The Bitter Bird 13-15
The Counterfeit Painting 17-19
From Where We're Going 21-23
A Native-American Fire Tale 25-27
Worth Its Weight in Gold 29-31
The Charlatan 33-35
Unusual Canine Occupations 37-39
Canada Trivia 41-43
When the Goal Is Survival 45-47
Succor 49-51
Her Own Personal Style 53-55
The Vehicle of Life 57-59
Hog Ride 61-63
Babysitting Like a Meerkat 65-67
Breaking the World Record 69-71
Letter from La Paz 73-75
A Wrong That Was Right 77-79
The Avian Beast 81-83
Conundrums 85-87
Chunnel Journal 89-91
One, Two, or Three 93-95
The Only Reptile with a Shell 97-99
The Scam 101-103
My Dream Career 105-107

Craft and Structure

ELA.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.

Passage Pages
A Pace Too Slow 9-11
The Bitter Bird 13-15
The Counterfeit Painting 17-19
From Where We're Going 21-23
A Native-American Fire Tale 25-27
Worth Its Weight in Gold 29-31
The Charlatan 33-35
Unusual Canine Occupations 37-39
Canada Trivia 41-43
When the Goal Is Survival 45-47
Succor 49-51
Her Own Personal Style 53-55
The Vehicle of Life 57-59
Hog Ride 61-63
Babysitting Like a Meerkat 65-67
Breaking the World Record 69-71
Letter from La Paz 73-75
A Wrong That Was Right 77-79
The Avian Beast 81-83
Conundrums 85-87
Chunnel Journal 89-91
One, Two, or Three 93-95
The Only Reptile with a Shell 97-99
The Scam 101-103
My Dream Career 105-107

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.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.

Passage Pages
The Last Man 8-11
A Pace Too Slow 9-11
A Genuine Hoax 16-19
The Counterfeit Painting 17-19
To the Pole 20-23
From Where We're Going 21-23
A Short History of the Match 24-27
A Native-American Fire Tale 25-27
The Escape Artist 32-35
The Charlatan 33-35
One-Handed Rescue 44-47
When the Goal Is Survival 45-47
A Different Type of Bank 56-59
The Vehicle of Life 57-59
Two Early Motorcycle Racers 60-63
Hog Ride 61-63
A New Type of Swimsuit 68-71
Breaking the World Record 69-71
Found, but Position Secret 80-83
The Avian Beast 81-83
A Historic Handshake 88-91
Chunnel Journal 89-91
The Man Who Preserved Blood 92-95
One, Two, or Three 93-95
What Stopped Columbus 96-99
The Only Reptile with a Shell 97-99
The Blue Men 104-107
My Dream Career 105-107

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.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.

Passage Pages
A Pace Too Slow 9-11
The Bitter Bird 13-15
The Counterfeit Painting 17-19
From Where We're Going 21-23
A Native-American Fire Tale 25-27
Worth Its Weight in Gold 29-31
The Charlatan 33-35
Unusual Canine Occupations 37-39
Canada Trivia 41-43
When the Goal Is Survival 45-47
Succor 49-51
Her Own Personal Style 53-55
The Vehicle of Life 57-59
Hog Ride 61-63
Babysitting Like a Meerkat 65-67
Breaking the World Record 69-71
Letter from La Paz 73-75
A Wrong That Was Right 77-79
The Avian Beast 81-83
Conundrums 85-87
Chunnel Journal 89-91
One, Two, or Three 93-95
The Only Reptile with a Shell 97-99
The Scam 101-103
My Dream Career 105-107

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 7

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.7.3: Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).

Passage Pages
The Last Man 8-11
Flying Poison 12-15
A Genuine Hoax 16-19
To the Pole 20-23
A Short History of the Match 24-27
The Road with Two-Humped Camels 28-31
The Escape Artist 32-35
No Singing Birds and Dogs 36-39
Canada's Peculiar Trees 40-43
One-Handed Rescue 44-47
New Communication Forms 48-51
The Disliked Hat 52-55
A Different Type of Bank 56-59
Two Early Motorcycle Racers 60-63
A Social Mob 64-67
A New Type of Swimsuit 68-71
The World's Largest Flat 72-75
Murphy's Law 76-79
Found, but Position Secret 80-83
A Problem that Makes People Angry 84-87
A Historic Handshake 88-91
The Man Who Preserved Blood 92-95
What Stopped Columbus 96-99
Where Voting Is the Law 100-103
The Blue Men 104-107

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.7.2: Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

Passage Pages
The Last Man 8-11
Flying Poison 12-15
A Genuine Hoax 16-19
To the Pole 20-23
A Short History of the Match 24-27
The Road with Two-Humped Camels 28-31
The Escape Artist 32-35
No Singing Birds and Dogs 36-39
Canada's Peculiar Trees 40-43
One-Handed Rescue 44-47
New Communication Forms 48-51
The Disliked Hat 52-55
A Different Type of Bank 56-59
Two Early Motorcycle Racers 60-63
A Social Mob 64-67
A New Type of Swimsuit 68-71
The World's Largest Flat 72-75
Murphy's Law 76-79
Found, but Position Secret 80-83
A Problem that Makes People Angry 84-87
A Historic Handshake 88-91
The Man Who Preserved Blood 92-95
What Stopped Columbus 96-99
Where Voting Is the Law 100-103
The Blue Men 104-107

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.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.

Passage Pages
The Last Man 8-11
Flying Poison 12-15
A Genuine Hoax 16-19
To the Pole 20-23
A Short History of the Match 24-27
The Road with Two-Humped Camels 28-31
The Escape Artist 32-35
No Singing Birds and Dogs 36-39
Canada's Peculiar Trees 40-43
One-Handed Rescue 44-47
New Communication Forms 48-51
The Disliked Hat 52-55
A Different Type of Bank 56-59
Two Early Motorcycle Racers 60-63
A Social Mob 64-67
A New Type of Swimsuit 68-71
The World's Largest Flat 72-75
Murphy's Law 76-79
Found, but Position Secret 80-83
A Problem that Makes People Angry 84-87
A Historic Handshake 88-91
The Man Who Preserved Blood 92-95
What Stopped Columbus 96-99
Where Voting Is the Law 100-103
The Blue Men 104-107

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.7.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

Passage Pages
The Last Man 8-11
Flying Poison 12-15
A Genuine Hoax 16-19
To the Pole 20-23
A Short History of the Match 24-27
The Road with Two-Humped Camels 28-31
The Escape Artist 32-35
No Singing Birds and Dogs 36-39
Canada's Peculiar Trees 40-43
One-Handed Rescue 44-47
New Communication Forms 48-51
The Disliked Hat 52-55
A Different Type of Bank 56-59
Two Early Motorcycle Racers 60-63
A Social Mob 64-67
A New Type of Swimsuit 68-71
The World's Largest Flat 72-75
Murphy's Law 76-79
Found, but Position Secret 80-83
A Problem that Makes People Angry 84-87
A Historic Handshake 88-91
The Man Who Preserved Blood 92-95
What Stopped Columbus 96-99
Where Voting Is the Law 100-103
The Blue Men 104-107

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.7.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Passage Pages
The Last Man 8-11
Flying Poison 12-15
A Genuine Hoax 16-19
To the Pole 20-23
A Short History of the Match 24-27
The Road with Two-Humped Camels 28-31
The Escape Artist 32-35
No Singing Birds and Dogs 36-39
Canada's Peculiar Trees 40-43
One-Handed Rescue 44-47
New Communication Forms 48-51
The Disliked Hat 52-55
A Different Type of Bank 56-59
Two Early Motorcycle Racers 60-63
A Social Mob 64-67
A New Type of Swimsuit 68-71
The World's Largest Flat 72-75
Murphy's Law 76-79
Found, but Position Secret 80-83
A Problem that Makes People Angry 84-87
A Historic Handshake 88-91
The Man Who Preserved Blood 92-95
What Stopped Columbus 96-99
Where Voting Is the Law 100-103
The Blue Men 104-107

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