Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 7

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 7

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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.

Passage Pages
Sunny Days 17 to 18
Ski Surprise 23 to 24
An Exciting Day 39 to 42
Penguin Island 51 to 54
A Vacation to Remember 55 to 56
Luck of the Draw! 57 to 60
The Worst Day of the Year! 69 to 70
Bindiyup Rock 77 to 80
Ignorance 81 to 82

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
Ski Surprise 23 to 24
An Exciting Day 39 to 42
Movie Reviews 49 to 50
Penguin Island 51 to 54
A Vacation to Remember 55 to 56
Luck of the Draw! 57 to 60
Bindiyup Rock 77 to 80
Letter to the Editor 97 to 100
Too Much TV! 103 to 106
Apology Letter 107 to 108

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).

Passage Pages
Ski Surprise 23 to 24
An Exciting Day 39 to 42
Movie Reviews 49 to 50
Penguin Island 51 to 54
Luck of the Draw! 57 to 60
The Worst Day of the Year! 69 to 70

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
Sunny Days 17 to 18
Ski Surprise 23 to 24
An Exciting Day 39 to 42
Movie Reviews 49 to 50
Penguin Island 51 to 54
A Vacation to Remember 55 to 56
Luck of the Draw! 57 to 60
The Worst Day of the Year! 69 to 70
Bindiyup Rock 77 to 80
Ignorance 81 to 82
Letter to the Editor 97 to 100
Too Much TV! 103 to 106
Apology Letter 107 to 108

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.

Passage Pages
Letter to the Editor 97 to 100
Too Much TV! 103 to 106
Apology Letter 107 to 108

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
Sunny Days 17 to 18
Ski Surprise 23 to 24
An Exciting Day 39 to 42
Movie Reviews 49 to 50
Penguin Island 51 to 54
A Vacation to Remember 55 to 56
Luck of the Draw! 57 to 60
The Worst Day of the Year! 69 to 70
Bindiyup Rock 77 to 80
Ignorance 81 to 82
Letter to the Editor 97 to 100
Too Much TV! 103 to 106
Apology Letter 107 to 108

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 7

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
Jupiter 13 to 16
The International Red Cross 19 to 22
Cane Toads in Australia 25 to 28
Robin Hood – Fact or Fiction? 29 to 30
Hadrosaurus Foulkii 31 to 34
Make a Rocket Boat 43 to 44
The Platypus and the Echidna 45 to 48
Mona Lisa 65 to 68
Trapped Miners Free After 14 Days 71 to 74
Devastating Fire Races Across Port Hope 83 to 86
Global Warming 91 to 94

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
Jupiter 13 to 16
The International Red Cross 19 to 22
Cane Toads in Australia 25 to 28
Hadrosaurus Foulkii 31 to 34
Mona Lisa 65 to 68
Trapped Miners Free After 14 Days 71 to 74
David Copperfield – Master of Illusions 75 to 76
Devastating Fire Races Across Port Hope 83 to 86
Global Warming 91 to 94
Fight for BMX Track Continues 101 to 102
Tropical Rainforests 109 to 112

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
Cane Toads in Australia 25 to 28
Hadrosaurus Foulkii 31 to 34
The Platypus and the Echidna 45 to 48
Mona Lisa 65 to 68
Trapped Miners Free After 14 Days 71 to 74
David Copperfield – Master of Illusions 75 to 76
Devastating Fire Races Across Port Hope 83 to 86
Global Warming 91 to 94
Letter to the Principal 95 to 96
Fight for BMX Track Continues 101 to 102
Tropical Rainforests 109 to 112

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
Jupiter 13 to 16
The International Red Cross 19 to 22
Cane Toads in Australia 25 to 28
Robin Hood – Fact or Fiction? 29 to 30
Hadrosaurus Foulkii 31 to 34
Make a Rocket Boat 43 to 44
The Platypus and the Echidna 45 to 48
Mona Lisa 65 to 68
Trapped Miners Free After 14 Days 71 to 74
David Copperfield – Master of Illusions 75 to 76
Devastating Fire Races Across Port Hope 83 to 86
Global Warming 91 to 94
Letter to the Principal 95 to 96
Fight for BMX Track Continues 101 to 102
Tropical Rainforests 109 to 112

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.7.6: Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.

Passage Pages
Fight for BMX Track Continues 101 to 102
Tropical Rainforests 109 to 112

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.7.8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.

Passage Pages
Global Warming 91 to 94
Letter to the Principal 95 to 96
Fight for BMX Track Continues 101 to 102
Tropical Rainforests 109 to 112

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
Jupiter 13 to 16
The International Red Cross 19 to 22
Cane Toads in Australia 25 to 28
Robin Hood – Fact or Fiction? 29 to 30
Hadrosaurus Foulkii 31 to 34
Make a Rocket Boat 43 to 44
The Platypus and the Echidna 45 to 48
Mona Lisa 65 to 68
Trapped Miners Free After 14 Days 71 to 74
David Copperfield – Master of Illusions 75 to 76
Devastating Fire Races Across Port Hope 83 to 86
Global Warming 91 to 94
Letter to the Principal 95 to 96
Fight for BMX Track Continues 101 to 102
Tropical Rainforests 109 to 112

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