Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grade 7

Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grade 7

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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 to 11
The Bitter Bird 13 to 15
The Counterfeit Painting 17 to 19
From Where We're Going 21 to 23
A Native-American Fire Tale 25 to 27
Worth Its Weight in Gold 29 to 31
The Charlatan 33 to 35
Unusual Canine Occupations 37 to 39
Canada Trivia 41 to 43
When the Goal Is Survival 45 to 47
Succor 49 to 51
Her Own Personal Style 53 to 55
The Vehicle of Life 57 to 59
Hog Ride 61 to 63
Babysitting Like a Meerkat 65 to 67
Breaking the World Record 69 to 71
Letter from La Paz 73 to 75
A Wrong That Was Right 77 to 79
The Avian Beast 81 to 83
Conundrums 85 to 87
Chunnel Journal 89 to 91
One, Two, or Three 93 to 95
The Only Reptile with a Shell 97 to 99
The Scam 101 to 103
My Dream Career 105 to 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 to 11
The Bitter Bird 13 to 15
The Counterfeit Painting 17 to 19
From Where We're Going 21 to 23
A Native-American Fire Tale 25 to 27
Worth Its Weight in Gold 29 to 31
The Charlatan 33 to 35
Unusual Canine Occupations 37 to 39
Canada Trivia 41 to 43
When the Goal Is Survival 45 to 47
Succor 49 to 51
Her Own Personal Style 53 to 55
The Vehicle of Life 57 to 59
Hog Ride 61 to 63
Babysitting Like a Meerkat 65 to 67
Breaking the World Record 69 to 71
Letter from La Paz 73 to 75
A Wrong That Was Right 77 to 79
The Avian Beast 81 to 83
Conundrums 85 to 87
Chunnel Journal 89 to 91
One, Two, or Three 93 to 95
The Only Reptile with a Shell 97 to 99
The Scam 101 to 103
My Dream Career 105 to 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 to 11
The Bitter Bird 13 to 15
The Counterfeit Painting 17 to 19
From Where We're Going 21 to 23
A Native-American Fire Tale 25 to 27
Worth Its Weight in Gold 29 to 31
The Charlatan 33 to 35
Unusual Canine Occupations 37 to 39
Canada Trivia 41 to 43
When the Goal Is Survival 45 to 47
Succor 49 to 51
Her Own Personal Style 53 to 55
The Vehicle of Life 57 to 59
Hog Ride 61 to 63
Babysitting Like a Meerkat 65 to 67
Breaking the World Record 69 to 71
Letter from La Paz 73 to 75
A Wrong That Was Right 77 to 79
The Avian Beast 81 to 83
Conundrums 85 to 87
Chunnel Journal 89 to 91
One, Two, or Three 93 to 95
The Only Reptile with a Shell 97 to 99
The Scam 101 to 103
My Dream Career 105 to 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 to 11
A Pace Too Slow 9 to 11
A Genuine Hoax 16 to 19
The Counterfeit Painting 17 to 19
To the Pole 20 to 23
From Where We're Going 21 to 23
A Short History of the Match 24 to 27
A Native-American Fire Tale 25 to 27
The Escape Artist 32 to 35
The Charlatan 33 to 35
One-Handed Rescue 44 to 47
When the Goal Is Survival 45 to 47
A Different Type of Bank 56 to 59
The Vehicle of Life 57 to 59
Two Early Motorcycle Racers 60 to 63
Hog Ride 61 to 63
A New Type of Swimsuit 68 to 71
Breaking the World Record 69 to 71
Found, but Position Secret 80 to 83
The Avian Beast 81 to 83
A Historic Handshake 88 to 91
Chunnel Journal 89 to 91
The Man Who Preserved Blood 92 to 95
One, Two, or Three 93 to 95
What Stopped Columbus 96 to 99
The Only Reptile with a Shell 97 to 99
The Blue Men 104 to 107
My Dream Career 105 to 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 to 11
The Bitter Bird 13 to 15
The Counterfeit Painting 17 to 19
From Where We're Going 21 to 23
A Native-American Fire Tale 25 to 27
Worth Its Weight in Gold 29 to 31
The Charlatan 33 to 35
Unusual Canine Occupations 37 to 39
Canada Trivia 41 to 43
When the Goal Is Survival 45 to 47
Succor 49 to 51
Her Own Personal Style 53 to 55
The Vehicle of Life 57 to 59
Hog Ride 61 to 63
Babysitting Like a Meerkat 65 to 67
Breaking the World Record 69 to 71
Letter from La Paz 73 to 75
A Wrong That Was Right 77 to 79
The Avian Beast 81 to 83
Conundrums 85 to 87
Chunnel Journal 89 to 91
One, Two, or Three 93 to 95
The Only Reptile with a Shell 97 to 99
The Scam 101 to 103
My Dream Career 105 to 107

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 7

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

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

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