Seventh GradeSeventh Grade
Review the active Reading Strategies on p. S3- during Reading use the prompts in the teacher’s manual to discuss Active Reading Strategies: preview, question, predicting and Literary Elements: setting, theme, and dialect
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Establishing rituals and routinesEstablishing rituals and routines
This unit is provided as a sample of available resources and tasks. Its purpose is to provide teachers with a living document to support instruction. Investigate the resources listed here to determine the appropriateness for your class
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Analyze works of fiction (including legends and myths) and works of non-fiction (including speeches and personal essays) by characteristicsAnalyze works of fiction (including legends and myths) and works of non-fiction (including speeches and personal essays) by characteristics
Use titles, print styles, chapter headings, captions, subheadings, and white space to gain information
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Life of Pi – by Yenn Martel Author’s NoteLife of Pi – by Yenn Martel Author’s Note
What is suggested by the author’s comment about fiction being “the selective transforming of reality? The twisting of it to bring out its essence”?
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Long Walk to Forever by Kurt Vonnegut, JrLong Walk to Forever by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
They had grown up next door to each other, on the fringe of a city, near fields and woods and orchards, within sight of a lovely bell tower that belonged to a school for the blind
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A man Who Had No EyesA man Who Had No Eyes
During the height of his success, from 1935 to 1970, Kantor was one of the highest paid fiction writers in the world. Aside from his wartime stories, Kantor also wrote fiction based on the tales he heard while growing up in the Midwest
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Irony What is Irony?Irony What is Irony?
In literature, irony is a deliberate gap between the language used and what is being discussed. Irony results when there is a difference in point of view between a character and the narrator or reader
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Literary devices short story elements: literary devicesLiterary devices short story elements: literary devices
F:\Nick handouts for correcting\X-files for pdf\R 10 Elements for Analyzing Fiction doc J. Robinson/2006
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Question Sheets* for casi 7 Reading PassagesQuestion Sheets* for casi 7 Reading Passages
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Question Sheets for casi 8 Reading PassagesQuestion Sheets for casi 8 Reading Passages
Read the story, "Retired." When you are finished reading, answer the questions below
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Plot options (main idea/message/theme) Alternate EndingPlot options (main idea/message/theme) Alternate Ending
Write this as though it were a creative writing piece (try to mimic the author’s writing style). At the end write a paragraph explaining how your changes/additions affect the overall meaning of the story
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Author: Jennifer Berne Illustrator: Vladimir Radunsky Age RangeAuthor: Jennifer Berne Illustrator: Vladimir Radunsky Age Range
Ask students what they noticed about the text throughout the book (red/black). Have students discuss why they think the author chose to do that
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Author: Jennifer Berne Illustrator: Vladimir Radunsky Age RangeAuthor: Jennifer Berne Illustrator: Vladimir Radunsky Age Range
Vocabulary: Wonder, Mystery, Disruption, Magnetism, Curious, Worried, Amazed, Invisible
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Illustrator: Vladimir Radunsky Themes: Science VocabularyIllustrator: Vladimir Radunsky Themes: Science Vocabulary
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story
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The Short Story Writing the Short Story Read short storiesThe Short Story Writing the Short Story Read short stories
Short stories can be found everywhere: in anthologies, in magazines, journals, newspapers, online. Read authors that you enjoy and pay attention to things like: character development, setting, dialogue, point of view and so forth
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