Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 7

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 7

English Language Arts

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

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

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

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

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 97-100
Too Much TV! 103-106
Apology Letter 107-108

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

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

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

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

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

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 101-102
Tropical Rainforests 109-112

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 91-94
Letter to the Principal 95-96
Fight for BMX Track Continues 101-102
Tropical Rainforests 109-112

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

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