Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Comprehending Text Using Literal, Inferential & Applied Questioning Grade 7-8

Comprehending Text Using Literal, Inferential & Applied Questioning Grade 7-8

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Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 7

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
Elf Boy Meets Superman® 9 to 13
Krishna and the Serpent 29 to 33
The Children of Lir 34 to 38
Hex and the Captive City of Hur 64 to 68
The Secret Book 69 to 73
Don't Count Your Chickens! 74 to 78

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
Elf Boy Meets Superman® 9 to 13
The Children of Lir 34 to 38
The Mystery of the Locked Door 39 to 43
Goody Two Shoes 49 to 53
Don't Count Your Chickens! 74 to 78
Mirror Image 94 to 98
My Bass Guitar and My Computer 104 to 108

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
Elf Boy Meets Superman® 9 to 13
Between Outer-Earth and Inner-Earth 14 to 18
Krishna and the Serpent 29 to 33
The Children of Lir 34 to 38
The Mystery of the Locked Door 39 to 43
The Rescue 44 to 48
Goody Two Shoes 49 to 53
Hex and the Captive City of Hur 64 to 68
The Secret Book 69 to 73
Don't Count Your Chickens! 74 to 78
Mirror Image 94 to 98
My Bass Guitar and My Computer 104 to 108

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
Elf Boy Meets Superman® 9 to 13
Krishna and the Serpent 29 to 33
The Mystery of the Locked Door 39 to 43
The Rescue 44 to 48
Hex and the Captive City of Hur 64 to 68
The Secret Book 69 to 73
Don't Count Your Chickens! 74 to 78
My Bass Guitar and My Computer 104 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
The Children of Lir 34 to 38
The Mystery of the Locked Door 39 to 43
The Secret Book 69 to 73

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.7.5: Analyze how a drama's or poem's form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.

Passage Pages
The Mystery of the Locked Door 39 to 43
Goody Two Shoes 49 to 53
The Secret Book 69 to 73
Don't Count Your Chickens! 74 to 78

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
Elf Boy Meets Superman® 9 to 13
Between Outer-Earth and Inner-Earth 14 to 18
Krishna and the Serpent 29 to 33
The Children of Lir 34 to 38
The Mystery of the Locked Door 39 to 43
The Rescue 44 to 48
Goody Two Shoes 49 to 53
Hex and the Captive City of Hur 64 to 68
The Secret Book 69 to 73
Don't Count Your Chickens! 74 to 78
Mirror Image 94 to 98
My Bass Guitar and My Computer 104 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
Lucky Jim 19 to 23
Amazing Amy! 24 to 28
School Timetable 54 to 58
Two Letters 59 to 63
Irish Legends 79 to 83
A Surfing Champion 84 to 88
Bare Trees Baffle Local Farmer 89 to 93
Life of a Convict 99 to 103

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
Lucky Jim 19 to 23
Amazing Amy! 24 to 28
Two Letters 59 to 63
Irish Legends 79 to 83
A Surfing Champion 84 to 88
Bare Trees Baffle Local Farmer 89 to 93
Life of a Convict 99 to 103

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
Irish Legends 79 to 83
A Surfing Champion 84 to 88

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
Lucky Jim 19 to 23
Amazing Amy! 24 to 28
Two Letters 59 to 63
Irish Legends 79 to 83
A Surfing Champion 84 to 88
Bare Trees Baffle Local Farmer 89 to 93

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.7.5: Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.

Passage Pages
School Timetable 54 to 58
Two Letters 59 to 63

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
Life of a Convict 99 to 103

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.7.9: Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.

Passage Pages
Two Letters 59 to 63

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
Lucky Jim 19 to 23
Amazing Amy! 24 to 28
School Timetable 54 to 58
Two Letters 59 to 63
Irish Legends 79 to 83
A Surfing Champion 84 to 88
Bare Trees Baffle Local Farmer 89 to 93
Life of a Convict 99 to 103

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 8

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.8.2: Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

Passage Pages
Elf Boy Meets Superman® 9 to 13
The Children of Lir 34 to 38
The Mystery of the Locked Door 39 to 43
Goody Two Shoes 49 to 53
Don't Count Your Chickens! 74 to 78
Irish Legends 79 to 83
A Surfing Champion 84 to 88
Mirror Image 94 to 98
My Bass Guitar and My Computer 104 to 108

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.8.1: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Passage Pages
Elf Boy Meets Superman® 9 to 13
Between Outer-Earth and Inner-Earth 14 to 18
Lucky Jim 19 to 23
Amazing Amy! 24 to 28
Krishna and the Serpent 29 to 33
The Children of Lir 34 to 38
The Mystery of the Locked Door 39 to 43
The Rescue 44 to 48
Goody Two Shoes 49 to 53
School Timetable 54 to 58
Two Letters 59 to 63
Hex and the Captive City of Hur 64 to 68
The Secret Book 69 to 73
Don't Count Your Chickens! 74 to 78
Irish Legends 79 to 83
A Surfing Champion 84 to 88
Bare Trees Baffle Local Farmer 89 to 93
Mirror Image 94 to 98
Life of a Convict 99 to 103
My Bass Guitar and My Computer 104 to 108

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.8.3: Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).

Passage Pages
Elf Boy Meets Superman® 9 to 13
Amazing Amy! 24 to 28
Krishna and the Serpent 29 to 33
The Children of Lir 34 to 38
School Timetable 54 to 58
Two Letters 59 to 63
Hex and the Captive City of Hur 64 to 68
The Secret Book 69 to 73
Don't Count Your Chickens! 74 to 78
Irish Legends 79 to 83
A Surfing Champion 84 to 88
Life of a Convict 99 to 103

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.8.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

Passage Pages
Elf Boy Meets Superman® 9 to 13
Lucky Jim 19 to 23
Amazing Amy! 24 to 28
Krishna and the Serpent 29 to 33
The Mystery of the Locked Door 39 to 43
The Rescue 44 to 48
Two Letters 59 to 63
Hex and the Captive City of Hur 64 to 68
The Secret Book 69 to 73
Don't Count Your Chickens! 74 to 78
Irish Legends 79 to 83
A Surfing Champion 84 to 88
Bare Trees Baffle Local Farmer 89 to 93
My Bass Guitar and My Computer 104 to 108

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.8.5: Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

Passage Pages
School Timetable 54 to 58
Two Letters 59 to 63

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.8.6: Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.

Passage Pages
Life of a Convict 99 to 103

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.8.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Passage Pages
Elf Boy Meets Superman® 9 to 13
Between Outer-Earth and Inner-Earth 14 to 18
Lucky Jim 19 to 23
Amazing Amy! 24 to 28
Krishna and the Serpent 29 to 33
The Children of Lir 34 to 38
The Mystery of the Locked Door 39 to 43
The Rescue 44 to 48
Goody Two Shoes 49 to 53
School Timetable 54 to 58
Two Letters 59 to 63
Hex and the Captive City of Hur 64 to 68
The Secret Book 69 to 73
Don't Count Your Chickens! 74 to 78
Irish Legends 79 to 83
A Surfing Champion 84 to 88
Bare Trees Baffle Local Farmer 89 to 93
Mirror Image 94 to 98
Life of a Convict 99 to 103
My Bass Guitar and My Computer 104 to 108

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