Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Using Paired Novels to Build Close Reading Skills Grades 7-8

Using Paired Novels to Build Close Reading Skills Grades 7-8

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Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 7

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.

Activity Page
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Chosen Family 12
Thanks for the Support 13
More Than a Label 14
Types of Conflict 20
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Genre Comparison: Past and Present 28
A Sense of Place 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Theme Seeds 36 to 37
Lending Their Support 38 to 39
Feeling Broken 40
Taking the Analysis Further 41
Becoming Part of a Team 42 to 43
Family Matters 44
Comparing a Theme 45 to 49
Identifying Tone 53
Form Flip 56 to 57
Comparing Form Essay Assignment 60 to 61
An Important Event 65
Describing Setting 70 to 71
Four Characters, One Scene 74 to 75
Dynamic Helpers 76 to 77
I Predict 80
Create a Novel Poster 81
Changes 84 to 85
Imagining Matt's Future 89

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.

Activity Page
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Chosen Family 12
Thanks for the Support 13
More Than a Label 14
Story Sequence 19
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Genre Comparison: Past and Present 28
Connecting History to the Present 29
Theme Seeds 36 to 37
Lending Their Support 38 to 39
Feeling Broken 40
Taking the Analysis Further 41
Becoming Part of a Team 42 to 43
Family Matters 44
Comparing a Theme 45 to 49
Symbolism: A Peek Inside 54
Symbolism: Building Connections 55
An Important Event 65
Describing Setting 70 to 71
Summary Skills 72
Four Characters, One Scene 74 to 75
Sum It Up! 83
Changes 84 to 85
Dynamic Discussion 86
Imagining Matt's Future 89

Key Ideas and Details

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

Activity Page
Chosen Family 12
More Than a Label 14
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Genre Comparison: Past and Present 28
Connecting History to the Present 29
Location, Location! 30
A Sense of Place 31
Theme Seeds 36 to 37
Lending Their Support 38 to 39
Feeling Broken 40
Taking the Analysis Further 41
Becoming Part of a Team 42 to 43
Family Matters 44
Comparing a Theme 45 to 49
Identifying Tone 53
Symbolism: A Peek Inside 54
Symbolism: Building Connections 55
Form Flip 56 to 57
Considering Point of View 58 to 59
Comparing Form Essay Assignment 60 to 61
An Important Event 65
Describing Setting 70 to 71
Summary Skills 72
The Novel's Other Characters 73
Four Characters, One Scene 74 to 75
Dynamic Helpers 76 to 77
Another Point of View 78
Sharing Point of View 79
Create a Novel Poster 81
Changes 84 to 85
Dynamic Discussion 86
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 87
Transforming Form 88
Imagining Matt's Future 89
All the Broken Pieces Posters 90

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.

Activity Page
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Comparing Protagonists 11
Chosen Family 12
Thanks for the Support 13
More Than a Label 14
Discussing Labels 15
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 17
Story Sequence 19
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 27
Genre Comparison: Past and Present 28
Connecting History to the Present 29
Location, Location! 30
A Sense of Place 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 35
Theme Seeds 36 to 37
Lending Their Support 38 to 39
Feeling Broken 40
Taking the Analysis Further 41
Becoming Part of a Team 42 to 43
Family Matters 44
Comparing a Theme 45 to 49
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 5 52
Identifying Tone 53
Symbolism: A Peek Inside 54
Symbolism: Building Connections 55
Form Flip 56 to 57
Considering Point of View 58 to 59
Comparing Form Essay Assignment 60 to 61
My Word Wall 64
An Important Event 65
What If? 66
Writing a Persuasive Letter 67
My Book Rating 68
Describing Setting 70 to 71
Summary Skills 72
The Novel's Other Characters 73
Four Characters, One Scene 74 to 75
Dynamic Helpers 76 to 77
Another Point of View 78
Sharing Point of View 79
I Predict 80
Create a Novel Poster 81
Sum It Up! 83
Changes 84 to 85
Dynamic Discussion 86
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 87
Transforming Form 88
Imagining Matt's Future 89
All the Broken Pieces Posters 90
Conduct a Gallery Walk 91
Finding Out the Facts 92
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 93

Craft and Structure

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

Activity Page
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Chosen Family 12
Thanks for the Support 13
More Than a Label 14
Discussing Labels 15
Talking About Turning Points 24
Lending Their Support 38 to 39
Feeling Broken 40
Taking the Analysis Further 41
Becoming Part of a Team 42 to 43
Family Matters 44
Comparing a Theme 45 to 49
Form Flip 56 to 57
Considering Point of View 58 to 59
Describing Setting 70 to 71
Four Characters, One Scene 74 to 75
Dynamic Helpers 76 to 77
Another Point of View 78
Sharing Point of View 79
Changes 84 to 85
Dynamic Discussion 86
Transforming Form 88

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.

Activity Page
Genre Comparison: Past and Present 28
Connecting History to the Present 29
Finding Out the Facts 92
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 93

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.

Activity Page
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Comparing Protagonists 11
Chosen Family 12
Thanks for the Support 13
More Than a Label 14
Discussing Labels 15
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 17
Story Sequence 19
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 27
Genre Comparison: Past and Present 28
Connecting History to the Present 29
Location, Location! 30
A Sense of Place 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 35
Theme Seeds 36 to 37
Lending Their Support 38 to 39
Feeling Broken 40
Taking the Analysis Further 41
Becoming Part of a Team 42 to 43
Family Matters 44
Comparing a Theme 45 to 49
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 5 52
Identifying Tone 53
Symbolism: A Peek Inside 54
Symbolism: Building Connections 55
Form Flip 56 to 57
Considering Point of View 58 to 59
Comparing Form Essay Assignment 60 to 61
My Word Wall 64
An Important Event 65
What If? 66
Writing a Persuasive Letter 67
My Book Rating 68
Describing Setting 70 to 71
Summary Skills 72
The Novel's Other Characters 73
Four Characters, One Scene 74 to 75
Dynamic Helpers 76 to 77
Another Point of View 78
Sharing Point of View 79
I Predict 80
Create a Novel Poster 81
Sum It Up! 83
Changes 84 to 85
Dynamic Discussion 86
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 87
Transforming Form 88
Imagining Matt's Future 89
All the Broken Pieces Posters 90
Conduct a Gallery Walk 91
Finding Out the Facts 92
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 93

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 7

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.7.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Activity Page
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Comparing Protagonists 11
Chosen Family 12
Thanks for the Support 13
More Than a Label 14
Discussing Labels 15
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 17
Story Sequence 19
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 27
Genre Comparison: Past and Present 28
Connecting History to the Present 29
Location, Location! 30
A Sense of Place 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 35
Theme Seeds 36 to 37
Lending Their Support 38 to 39
Feeling Broken 40
Taking the Analysis Further 41
Becoming Part of a Team 42 to 43
Family Matters 44
Comparing a Theme 45 to 49
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 5 52
Identifying Tone 53
Symbolism: A Peek Inside 54
Symbolism: Building Connections 55
Form Flip 56 to 57
Considering Point of View 58 to 59
Comparing Form Essay Assignment 60 to 61
My Word Wall 64
An Important Event 65
What If? 66
Writing a Persuasive Letter 67
My Book Rating 68
Describing Setting 70 to 71
Summary Skills 72
The Novel's Other Characters 73
Four Characters, One Scene 74 to 75
Dynamic Helpers 76 to 77
Another Point of View 78
Sharing Point of View 79
I Predict 80
Create a Novel Poster 81
Sum It Up! 83
Changes 84 to 85
Dynamic Discussion 86
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 87
Transforming Form 88
Imagining Matt's Future 89
All the Broken Pieces Posters 90
Conduct a Gallery Walk 91
Finding Out the Facts 92
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 93

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.7.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Activity Page
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 17
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 27
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 35
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 5 52
What If? 66
Writing a Persuasive Letter 67
Another Point of View 78

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.7.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Activity Page
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Comparing Protagonists 11
Chosen Family 12
Thanks for the Support 13
More Than a Label 14
Discussing Labels 15
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 17
Story Sequence 19
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 27
Genre Comparison: Past and Present 28
Connecting History to the Present 29
Location, Location! 30
A Sense of Place 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 35
Theme Seeds 36 to 37
Lending Their Support 38 to 39
Feeling Broken 40
Taking the Analysis Further 41
Becoming Part of a Team 42 to 43
Family Matters 44
Comparing a Theme 45 to 49
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 5 52
Identifying Tone 53
Symbolism: A Peek Inside 54
Symbolism: Building Connections 55
Form Flip 56 to 57
Considering Point of View 58 to 59
Comparing Form Essay Assignment 60 to 61
My Word Wall 64
An Important Event 65
What If? 66
Writing a Persuasive Letter 67
My Book Rating 68
Describing Setting 70 to 71
Summary Skills 72
The Novel's Other Characters 73
Four Characters, One Scene 74 to 75
Dynamic Helpers 76 to 77
Another Point of View 78
Sharing Point of View 79
I Predict 80
Create a Novel Poster 81
Sum It Up! 83
Changes 84 to 85
Dynamic Discussion 86
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 87
Transforming Form 88
Imagining Matt's Future 89
All the Broken Pieces Posters 90
Conduct a Gallery Walk 91
Finding Out the Facts 92
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 93

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.7.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Activity Page
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Comparing Protagonists 11
Chosen Family 12
Thanks for the Support 13
More Than a Label 14
Discussing Labels 15
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 17
Story Sequence 19
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 27
Genre Comparison: Past and Present 28
Connecting History to the Present 29
Location, Location! 30
A Sense of Place 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 35
Theme Seeds 36 to 37
Lending Their Support 38 to 39
Feeling Broken 40
Taking the Analysis Further 41
Becoming Part of a Team 42 to 43
Family Matters 44
Comparing a Theme 45 to 49
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 5 52
Identifying Tone 53
Symbolism: A Peek Inside 54
Symbolism: Building Connections 55
Form Flip 56 to 57
Considering Point of View 58 to 59
Comparing Form Essay Assignment 60 to 61
My Word Wall 64
An Important Event 65
What If? 66
Writing a Persuasive Letter 67
My Book Rating 68
Describing Setting 70 to 71
Summary Skills 72
The Novel's Other Characters 73
Four Characters, One Scene 74 to 75
Dynamic Helpers 76 to 77
Another Point of View 78
Sharing Point of View 79
I Predict 80
Create a Novel Poster 81
Sum It Up! 83
Changes 84 to 85
Dynamic Discussion 86
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 87
Transforming Form 88
Imagining Matt's Future 89
All the Broken Pieces Posters 90
Conduct a Gallery Walk 91
Finding Out the Facts 92
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 93

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.7.5: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.

Activity Pages
Comparing a Theme 45 to 49
Comparing Form Essay Assignment 60 to 61
Writing a Persuasive Letter 67

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.7.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Activity Page
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Comparing Protagonists 11
Chosen Family 12
Thanks for the Support 13
More Than a Label 14
Discussing Labels 15
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 17
Story Sequence 19
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 27
Genre Comparison: Past and Present 28
Connecting History to the Present 29
Location, Location! 30
A Sense of Place 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 35
Theme Seeds 36 to 37
Lending Their Support 38 to 39
Feeling Broken 40
Taking the Analysis Further 41
Becoming Part of a Team 42 to 43
Family Matters 44
Comparing a Theme 45 to 49
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 5 52
Identifying Tone 53
Symbolism: A Peek Inside 54
Symbolism: Building Connections 55
Form Flip 56 to 57
Considering Point of View 58 to 59
Comparing Form Essay Assignment 60 to 61
My Word Wall 64
An Important Event 65
What If? 66
Writing a Persuasive Letter 67
My Book Rating 68
Describing Setting 70 to 71
Summary Skills 72
The Novel's Other Characters 73
Four Characters, One Scene 74 to 75
Dynamic Helpers 76 to 77
Another Point of View 78
Sharing Point of View 79
I Predict 80
Create a Novel Poster 81
Sum It Up! 83
Changes 84 to 85
Dynamic Discussion 86
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 87
Transforming Form 88
Imagining Matt's Future 89
All the Broken Pieces Posters 90
Conduct a Gallery Walk 91
Finding Out the Facts 92
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 93

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.7.8: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

Activity Page
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Comparing Protagonists 11
Chosen Family 12
Thanks for the Support 13
More Than a Label 14
Discussing Labels 15
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 17
Story Sequence 19
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 27
Genre Comparison: Past and Present 28
Connecting History to the Present 29
Location, Location! 30
A Sense of Place 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 35
Theme Seeds 36 to 37
Lending Their Support 38 to 39
Feeling Broken 40
Taking the Analysis Further 41
Becoming Part of a Team 42 to 43
Family Matters 44
Comparing a Theme 45 to 49
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 5 52
Identifying Tone 53
Symbolism: A Peek Inside 54
Symbolism: Building Connections 55
Form Flip 56 to 57
Considering Point of View 58 to 59
Comparing Form Essay Assignment 60 to 61
My Word Wall 64
An Important Event 65
What If? 66
Writing a Persuasive Letter 67
My Book Rating 68
Describing Setting 70 to 71
Summary Skills 72
The Novel's Other Characters 73
Four Characters, One Scene 74 to 75
Dynamic Helpers 76 to 77
Another Point of View 78
Sharing Point of View 79
I Predict 80
Create a Novel Poster 81
Sum It Up! 83
Changes 84 to 85
Dynamic Discussion 86
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 87
Transforming Form 88
Imagining Matt's Future 89
All the Broken Pieces Posters 90
Conduct a Gallery Walk 91
Finding Out the Facts 92
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 93

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 7

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.7.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Activity Page
Comparing Protagonists 11
Discussing Labels 15
Story Sequence 19
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Talking About Turning Points 24
Connecting History to the Present 29
Location, Location! 30
Setting and Meaning 32
Theme Seeds 36 to 37
Feeling Broken 40
Identifying Tone 53
Symbolism: A Peek Inside 54
Considering Point of View 58 to 59
Describing Setting 70 to 71
The Novel's Other Characters 73
Sharing Point of View 79
Create a Novel Poster 81
Dynamic Discussion 86
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 87
All the Broken Pieces Posters 90
Conduct a Gallery Walk 91
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 93

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.7.2: Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.

Activity Page
Discussing Labels 15
Talking About Turning Points 24
Location, Location! 30
Describing Setting 70 to 71
Dynamic Discussion 86
Conduct a Gallery Walk 91

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.7.3: Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.

Activity Page
Talking About Turning Points 24
Location, Location! 30
Describing Setting 70 to 71
Dynamic Discussion 86

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.7.4: Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

Activity Pages
Theme Seeds 36 to 37
The Novel's Other Characters 73
Create a Novel Poster 81
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 87
All the Broken Pieces Posters 90
Conduct a Gallery Walk 91

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.7.6: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

Activity Page
The Novel's Other Characters 73
Create a Novel Poster 81
All the Broken Pieces Posters 90
Conduct a Gallery Walk 91

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.7.5: Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.

Activity Page
Create a Novel Poster 81
All the Broken Pieces Posters 90
Conduct a Gallery Walk 91

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 7

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.7.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity Page
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Comparing Protagonists 11
Chosen Family 12
Thanks for the Support 13
More Than a Label 14
Discussing Labels 15
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 17
Story Sequence 19
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 27
Genre Comparison: Past and Present 28
Connecting History to the Present 29
Location, Location! 30
A Sense of Place 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 35
Theme Seeds 36 to 37
Lending Their Support 38 to 39
Feeling Broken 40
Taking the Analysis Further 41
Becoming Part of a Team 42 to 43
Family Matters 44
Comparing a Theme 45 to 49
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 5 52
Identifying Tone 53
Symbolism: A Peek Inside 54
Symbolism: Building Connections 55
Form Flip 56 to 57
Considering Point of View 58 to 59
Comparing Form Essay Assignment 60 to 61
My Word Wall 64
An Important Event 65
What If? 66
Writing a Persuasive Letter 67
My Book Rating 68
Describing Setting 70 to 71
Summary Skills 72
The Novel's Other Characters 73
Four Characters, One Scene 74 to 75
Dynamic Helpers 76 to 77
Another Point of View 78
Sharing Point of View 79
I Predict 80
Create a Novel Poster 81
Sum It Up! 83
Changes 84 to 85
Dynamic Discussion 86
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 87
Transforming Form 88
Imagining Matt's Future 89
All the Broken Pieces Posters 90
Conduct a Gallery Walk 91
Finding Out the Facts 92
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 93

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.7.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Activity Page
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Comparing Protagonists 11
Chosen Family 12
Thanks for the Support 13
More Than a Label 14
Discussing Labels 15
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 17
Story Sequence 19
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 27
Genre Comparison: Past and Present 28
Connecting History to the Present 29
Location, Location! 30
A Sense of Place 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 35
Theme Seeds 36 to 37
Lending Their Support 38 to 39
Feeling Broken 40
Taking the Analysis Further 41
Becoming Part of a Team 42 to 43
Family Matters 44
Comparing a Theme 45 to 49
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 5 52
Identifying Tone 53
Symbolism: A Peek Inside 54
Symbolism: Building Connections 55
Form Flip 56 to 57
Considering Point of View 58 to 59
Comparing Form Essay Assignment 60 to 61
My Word Wall 64
An Important Event 65
What If? 66
Writing a Persuasive Letter 67
My Book Rating 68
Describing Setting 70 to 71
Summary Skills 72
The Novel's Other Characters 73
Four Characters, One Scene 74 to 75
Dynamic Helpers 76 to 77
Another Point of View 78
Sharing Point of View 79
I Predict 80
Create a Novel Poster 81
Sum It Up! 83
Changes 84 to 85
Dynamic Discussion 86
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 87
Transforming Form 88
Imagining Matt's Future 89
Conduct a Gallery Walk 91
Finding Out the Facts 92
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 93

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.7.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Activity Page
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Comparing Protagonists 11
Chosen Family 12
Thanks for the Support 13
More Than a Label 14
Discussing Labels 15
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 17
Story Sequence 19
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 27
Genre Comparison: Past and Present 28
Connecting History to the Present 29
Location, Location! 30
A Sense of Place 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 35
Theme Seeds 36 to 37
Lending Their Support 38 to 39
Feeling Broken 40
Taking the Analysis Further 41
Becoming Part of a Team 42 to 43
Family Matters 44
Comparing a Theme 45 to 49
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 5 52
Identifying Tone 53
Symbolism: A Peek Inside 54
Symbolism: Building Connections 55
Form Flip 56 to 57
Considering Point of View 58 to 59
Comparing Form Essay Assignment 60 to 61
My Word Wall 64
An Important Event 65
What If? 66
Writing a Persuasive Letter 67
My Book Rating 68
Describing Setting 70 to 71
Summary Skills 72
The Novel's Other Characters 73
Four Characters, One Scene 74 to 75
Dynamic Helpers 76 to 77
Another Point of View 78
Sharing Point of View 79
I Predict 80
Create a Novel Poster 81
Sum It Up! 83
Changes 84 to 85
Dynamic Discussion 86
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 87
Transforming Form 88
Imagining Matt's Future 89
All the Broken Pieces Posters 90
Conduct a Gallery Walk 91
Finding Out the Facts 92
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 93

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.7.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Activity Page
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Comparing Protagonists 11
Chosen Family 12
Thanks for the Support 13
More Than a Label 14
Discussing Labels 15
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 17
Story Sequence 19
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 27
Genre Comparison: Past and Present 28
Connecting History to the Present 29
Location, Location! 30
A Sense of Place 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 35
Theme Seeds 36 to 37
Lending Their Support 38 to 39
Feeling Broken 40
Taking the Analysis Further 41
Becoming Part of a Team 42 to 43
Family Matters 44
Comparing a Theme 45 to 49
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 5 52
Identifying Tone 53
Symbolism: A Peek Inside 54
Symbolism: Building Connections 55
Form Flip 56 to 57
Considering Point of View 58 to 59
Comparing Form Essay Assignment 60 to 61
My Word Wall 64
An Important Event 65
What If? 66
Writing a Persuasive Letter 67
My Book Rating 68
Describing Setting 70 to 71
Summary Skills 72
The Novel's Other Characters 73
Four Characters, One Scene 74 to 75
Dynamic Helpers 76 to 77
Another Point of View 78
Sharing Point of View 79
I Predict 80
Create a Novel Poster 81
Sum It Up! 83
Changes 84 to 85
Dynamic Discussion 86
Getting to Know Secondary Characters 87
Transforming Form 88
Imagining Matt's Future 89
All the Broken Pieces Posters 90
Conduct a Gallery Walk 91
Finding Out the Facts 92
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 93

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.7.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

Activity Page
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 1 9
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Comparing Protagonists 11
Chosen Family 12
Thanks for the Support 13
More Than a Label 14
Discussing Labels 15
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 2 17
Story Sequence 19
Types of Conflict 20
Taking the Conflict Further 21
Plotting Problems 22
Turning Points 23
Talking About Turning Points 24
Resolution 25
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 3 27
Genre Comparison: Past and Present 28
Connecting History to the Present 29
Location, Location! 30
A Sense of Place 31
Setting and Meaning 32
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 4 35
Theme Seeds 36 to 37
Lending Their Support 38 to 39
Feeling Broken 40
Taking the Analysis Further 41
Becoming Part of a Team 42 to 43
Family Matters 44
Comparing a Theme 45 to 49
Interactive Literature Notebook Suggestions for Unit 5 52
Identifying Tone 53
Symbolism: A Peek Inside 54
Symbolism: Building Connections 55
Form Flip 56 to 57
Considering Point of View 58 to 59
Comparing Form Essay Assignment 60 to 61
My Word Wall 64
An Important Event 65
What If? 66
Writing a Persuasive Letter 67
My Book Rating 68
Describing Setting 70 to 71
Summary Skills 72
The Novel's Other Characters 73
Four Characters, One Scene 74 to 75
Dynamic Helpers 76 to 77
Another Point of View 78
Sharing Point of View 79
I Predict 80
Create a Novel Poster 81
Sum It Up! 83
Changes 84 to 85
Dynamic Discussion 86
Transforming Form 88
Imagining Matt's Future 89
All the Broken Pieces Posters 90
Conduct a Gallery Walk 91
Finding Out the Facts 92
Historical Events, Fictional Accounts 93

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.7.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Activity Page
Getting to Know the Characters 10
Comparing Protagonists 11
Chosen Family 12
Thanks for the Support 13
More Than a Label 14