Bcps seventh Grade Language Arts Quarterly Student Pacing Guide 2008-09 Correlated to Holt Elements of Literature First Course



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BCPS Seventh Grade Language Arts

Quarterly Student Pacing Guide 2008-09

Correlated to

Holt Elements of Literature First Course




Quarter 1-Reading and Literature




Elements of Literature,

Second Course
(Key Selections)

COLLECTION 1 and 2




COLLECTION 1

6a. Classifying plot elements as exposition or hook, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, or resolution
2. Relate literary elements and devices to each other, including … climax…

1b. Determining sequence of events



Elements of Literature: Plot, pp. 2-3

Handbook of terms, p.937 (plot)



Duffy’s Jacket, pp. 4-13

Rikki-tikki-tavi, pp. 14-30

Zoo, pp. 85-88

Skills Review – pp. 118-119



Link to Alabama Standards:

Exposition / hook are not covered in the textbook.



1d. Applying self-monitoring strategies for text understanding


Handbook of Terms, p. 955 (retelling)

Duffy’s Jacket, pp. 4-13 (retelling)

Rikki-tikki-tavi, pp. 14-29 (retelling)

6. Analyzing … science fiction …and adventure for distinguishing characteristics.

Rikki-tikki-tavi, pp. 14-29 (adventure)

Zoo, pp. 84-88 (science fiction)

The Ruum, pp. 89-107 (science fiction)

Skills Review, p. 118-119



4. Apply strategies that include setting purposes for reading,… to comprehend seventh-grade informational and functional reading materials.


Link to Alabama Standards:

There is no specific instruction to help students learn to set their own purposes for reading. However, the teacher can use the instruction on the purposes of specific kinds of texts to teach this standard. Teach the purposes of the specific kinds of texts and then help students see that they must be able to use this understanding to independently set appropriate purposes before reading.



Understanding Text Structures: A Textbook, pp. 32-37

Understanding Text Structures: A Newspaper Article, pp. 52-55

Understanding Text Structures: An owner’s manual, pp. 81-83

6. Analyzing nonfiction … for distinguishing characteristics.

7a. Comparing various types of informational and functional texts

4. Apply strategies that include …reviewing to comprehend..informational and functional reading materials.


Link to Alabama Standards:

Students need to recognize the distinguishing features of various kinds of functional and informational texts. Students need to learn that after they have read a text, they can review it using these features to help locate important information. This is not taught in the textbook. Teachers need to provide supplementary teaching on reviewing functional/informational selections.



Understanding Text Structures: A Newspaper Article and Eeking Out a Life, pp. 52-55 (article)

Understanding Text Structure: Textbooks, pp. 32-37

Understanding Text Structure: An Owner’s Manual, pp. 81-83

Skills Review, p. 120-121



3. Distinguish among the major genres, including…short stories and science fiction, based on their characteristics.

Short Stories

Handbook of Terms, p. 940



Duffy’s Jacket, pp. 4-13

Rikki-tikki-tavi, pp. 14-30

Science Fiction

Zoo, pp.84-88

The Ruum, pp. 89-107




COLLECTION 5

1a. Distinguishing factual from fictional materials

Elements of Literature: Understanding the forms of Prose, pp. 478-479

Handbook of Terms, pp. 930, 934



Link to Alabama Standards:

Not much instruction on this standard, so teacher will need to teach students to differentiate factual from fictional materials throughout the year as students read selections from both categories of texts.



1. Apply strategies appropriate to the type of reading material, including … making generalizations, to comprehend seventh-grade recreational reading materials.

Song of the Trees, pp. 508-524

Handbook of Terms, p. 948



Link to Alabama Standards:

Be sure students understand the difference between generalizations and theme. Theme can be linked to Standard #7 (author’s message).



3. Distinguish among the major genres, including … short stories, novels

Handbook of terms, pp. 937, 940

Literary Focus: Novels and Short Stories, p. 508

Song of the Trees, pp. 508-524 (novella)

6a. Classifying plot elements as exposition or hook, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, or resolution

2. Relate literary devices to each other including …climax



Song of the Trees, pp. 508-534

Amigo Brothers, pp. 484-494


4. Apply strategies that include … making generalizations … to comprehend seventh-grade informational and functional reading materials.

Handbook of Terms, p. 948

Author Study: Sandra Cisneros, p. 613


8…Compare selections of culturally diverse literature and their characteristics. Examples: Native American, Hispanic

Chanclas, pp. 620-622

The Place Where Dreams Come From, pp. 624-625

2b. Recognizing use of flashback


Handbook of Literary Terms, p. 934 (flashback)

A Mason-Dixon Memory, pp. 533-540

4. Apply strategies that include setting purposes for reading …to comprehend seventh-grade informational and functional reading materials.

Handbook of Terms (essay)

A Mason-Dixon Memory, pp. 533-540 (purpose of an essay)

2. Relate literary elements and devices to each other, including main idea and supporting details

5. Recognize the use of textual elements, including main idea and supporting details, to gain information from various text formats…



Handbook of Terms, p. 952

Summarizing and Buddies Bare Their Affection for Ill Classmate, pp.543-545

A Good Reason to Look Up, pp. 480-483

3. Distinguish among the major genres, including … autobiographies …

Handbook of Terms, p.932

Barrio Boy, pp. 499-507


4. Apply strategies that include … distinguishing fact from opinion … to comprehend seventh-grade informational and functional reading materials.

Handbook of Terms, p. 947

Barrio Boy, pp. 499-507


1c. Using specific context clues to determine meaning of unfamiliar words

Handbook of Terms, p. 946

Clarifying Word Meanings: Examples, p. 506

Skills Review, p. 640



6. Analyzing nonfiction, science fiction, mystery or suspense, fantasy, and adventure for distinguishing characteristics.


Link to Alabama Standards:

The textbook points out characteristics of some of these types of texts, but not the majority. The teachers will have to point out the distinguishing characteristics of these various types of texts.



Elements of Literature: Understanding the forms of Prose, pp. 478-479

A Good Reason to Look Up, pp. 480-483 (essay)

Right Hook-Left Hook: The Boxing Controversy, pp. 496-498 (article)

Fish Cheeks, pp. 527-531 (essay)

A Mason-Dixon Memory, pp. 533-540 (essay)

From the Infinite Mind, pp. 614-619 (interview)

The Place Where Dreams Come From, pp. 624-627 (essay)

8…Compare selections of culturally diverse literature and their characteristics. Examples: Native American, Hispanic, African American, Indian, European, Asian, Middle Eastern

Link to Alabama Standards:

There are other Comparing Literature suggestions throughout the textbook. The others do not compare culturally diverse literature, but may give the teacher ideas about ways to compare some of the other selections that are culturally diverse. These Comparing Literature suggestions can be found on the following pages: 84, 190, 296, 428, 746, 845.



Amigo Brothers, pp. 484-494 9(Hispanic)

Barrio Boy, pp. 499-505 (Hispanic)

An Interview with Sandra Cisneros, pp.613-619 (Hispanic)

Chanclas, pp. 620-622 (Hispanic)

Abuelito Who, pp. 623 (Hispanic)

The Place Where Dreams Come From, pp. 625-626 (Hispanic)

The Burning of Books, pp. 628-629 (European)



Quarter 2-Reading and Literature




Elements of Literature,

Second Course
(Key Selections)

COLLECTIONS 1, 4, 6





COLLECTION 1

3. Distinguish among the major genres, including … plays … based on their characteristics.


Plays (Drama)

Handbook of Terms, p. 934



Monsters are Due on Maple Street, pp. 57-68

2. Relate literary elements and devices to each other, including …climax…

6a. Classifying plot elements …



Monsters are Due on Maple Street, pp. 57-68

1e. Drawing conclusions to interpret unstated intent



Handbook of Terms, p. 945 (conclusion)

Handbook of Terms, p. 951 (inference)



Monsters are Due on Maple Street, pp. 57-68 (infer)

1f. Analyzing predictions, including confirming and refuting



Handbook of Terms, p. 953

Three Skeleton Key, pp. 38-49

6. Analyzing … mystery or suspense for distinguishing characteristics.


Monsters are Due on Maple Street, pp. 57-68

Three Skeleton Key, pp. 38-49

Duffy’s Jacket, pp. 4-13




COLLECTION 4

6. Analyzing … mystery or suspense for distinguishing characteristics.

After Twenty Years, pp. 356-363

The Last Dinosaur, pp. 428-437

1f. Analyzing predictions, including confirming and refuting

After Twenty Years, pp. 356-364

2a. Determining mood


Handbook of Terms, p. 936

The Last Dinosaur, pp. 428-437

Buffalo Dusk, pp. 438-439

Was Sleeping Where the Black Oaks Move, pp. 440-444

1d. Applying self-monitoring strategies for text understanding

The Last Dinosaur, Reading Check, p. 437 (retelling)


7. Interpret the author’s message in various literary, informational, and functional texts.

Examples: literary text-non-fiction, science fiction, suspense, fantasy, adventure

Informational and functional texts – laws, directions, newspapers, advertisements, Internet sources, pamphlet


Link to Alabama Standards:

The textbook does not cover this standard as “the author’s message,” but rather as author’s perspective, author’s argument, author’s purpose, and theme. The skill is for students to be able to determine the big idea that the author is trying to communicate.



Analyzing an Author’s Perspective, p. 364

Tracing an Author’s Argument, p. 383

Understanding an Author’s Purpose and Perspective , p. 410

Comparing Literature, p. 428 (theme)

Reteaching: Author’s Argument, p. 917K



Link to Alabama Standards:

Students need practice in finding the author’s message in a variety of texts.

Handbook of Terms, p. 931 (theme)

Non-fiction:

Canines to the Rescue, pp. 350-355 (article)

What’s Really in a Name? pp. 364-367 (article)

Do I See Myself as Others Do? pp. 389-392 (article)

Names/Nombres, pp. 393-399 (essay)

Exile Eyes, pp. 410-413 (radio commentary)

Fiction:

The Last Dinosaur, pp. 428-437 (suspense)

Yeh-Shen, pp. 383-389 (fantasy)

The Naming of Names, pp. 444-461 (science fiction)

Rikki-tikki-tavi, pp. 14-30 (adventure-Collection 1)


4. Apply strategies that include … distinguishing fact from opinion … to comprehend seventh-grade informational and functional reading materials

Tracing an Author’s Argument, pp. 389-392


6. Analyzing nonfiction for distinguishing characteristics.

7a. Comparing various types of informational and functional texts




Canines to the Rescue, pp. 350-355 (article)

What’s Really in a Name? pp. 364-367 (article)

Do I See Myself as Others Do? pp. 389-392 (article)

Names/Nombres, pp. 393-399 (essay)

Exile Eyes, pp. 410-413 (radio commentary)

2. Relate literary elements and devices to each other, including … point of view …


Handbook of Terms, p. 938

Point of View, pp. 346-349

Bargain, pp. 368-381 (first-person)

Yeh-Shen, pp. 382-389 (omniscient)

Names/Nonbres, pp. 393-399 (subjective/objective)

Elizabeth I, pp. 414-426 (objective/subjective)

Skills Review – pp. 468-469

Reteaching: Point of View, 917G


2. Relate literary elements and devices to each other … main idea and supporting details

5. Recognize the use of textual elements … main idea and supporting details



Handbook of Terms, p. 952

Names/Nombres, 393-399

3. Distinguish … biographies and autobiographies … based on their characteristics.

Handbook of Terms, p. 932

An Unforgettable Journey, pp. 402-408 (autobiography)

Elizabeth I, pp. 414-426 (biography)

4. Apply strategies that include … distinguishing fact from opinion … to comprehend seventh-grade informational and functional reading materials

Handbook of Terms, p. 947

An Unforgettable Journey, pp. 402-408

1c. Using specific context clues to determine meaning of unfamiliar words

Clarifying Meaning Through Contrast, p. 409

Clarifying Word Meanings: Definitions in Context, p. 427

8. Compare selections of culturally diverse literature and their characteristics. Examples: European, Asian

An Unforgettable Journey, pp. 402-408 (Asian)

Exile Eyes, pp. 410-413 (European)




COLLECTION 6

3. Distinguish … biographies and autobiographies … based on their characteristics.

Understanding Autobiography, p. 672

The Power of Music, p. 673




Quarter 3-Reading and Literature




Elements of Literature,

Second Course
(Key Selections)

COLLECTIONS 5, 6, 8





COLLECTION 5


3. Distinguish among the major genres, including poetry …based on their characteristics.

Handbook of Terms, p. 938

Variety of poems, 546-629




2. Relate literary elements and devices to each other, including …imagery


Handbook of Terms, p. 935

Fish Cheeks, pp. 527-531

Elements of Literature: Painting with Words, pp. 546-547

Harlem Night and Winter Moon, pp. 563-567

I Ask My Mother to Sing, pp. 569 and 571

Skills Review: p. 638-639






COLLECTION 6

3. Distinguish among the major genres … and subgenres such as myths … based on their characteristics.


Handbook of Terms, p. 936

Introduction and Elements of Literature: The Myths of Greece and Rome, pp. 644-649

Selection of myths, pp. 654-687


1. Apply strategies appropriate to the type of reading material, including … making generalizations to comprehend seventh-grade recreational reading materials.

The Flight of Icarus, pp. 675-680


6. Analyzing nonfiction … for distinguishing characteristics.

7a. Comparing various types of informational and functional texts

5. Recognize various textual elements


The Funeral Banquet of King Midas, pp. 688-694 (article)

The Search Goes On, pp. 739-744 (history)

Letter to the Editor, pp. 788-791 (editorial letter)

Three Responses to Literature, pp. 810-814 (essays)

He’s No King, pp. 816-818 (article)

Reteaching: Forms of Prose, p. 917c



3. Distinguish among the major genres … and subgenres such as folktales … based on their characteristics.


Handbook of Terms, p. 934

Introduction, pp.644-645



Elements of Literature: Folk Tales, 696-697

Selection of folktales, pp.698-771



4b. Using specific context clues to determine meaning of unfamiliar words

Handbook of Terms, p. 946

The Funeral Banquet of King Midas, p. 695

1e. Drawing conclusions to interpret unstated intent

Handbook of Terms, p. 945 (conclusion)

Collection 6 – The Crane Wife, pp. 718-724



1f. Analyzing predictions, including confirming and refuting



Handbook of Terms, p. 953 (predictions)

Master Frog, pp. 707-716

1d. Applying self-monitoring strategies for text understanding

The Hummingbird King, pp. 732-738 (retelling)

2. Relate literary elements and devices to each other, including main idea and supporting details

5. main idea



Summarizing the Main Idea and Hummingbird King, pp. 739; 733-738

8. Compare selections of culturally diverse literature and their characteristics.

Examples: Native American, Hispanic, African American, Indian, European, Asian, Middle Eastern




Comparing Literature, p. 746

Oni and the Great Bird, pp. 698-705 (African)

Master Frog, pp. 707- 716 (Asian)

The Crane Wife, pp. 718-725 (Asian)

Aunty Misery, pp. 726-731 (Hispanic)

The Hummingbird king, pp. 732- 739 (Native American)

Aschenputtel, pp. 746-757 (European)

The Dream of Good Fortune, pp. 768-771 (Middle Eastern)

6a. Classifying plot elements as exposition or hook, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, or resolution

Aschenpottel and Dinorella, pp.746-763


3. Distinguish among the major genres …and subgenres including …fables… based on their characteristics.


Link to Alabama Standards:

There are no other selections of fables in the textbook. The teacher will need to supplement.

Handbook, p. 934

Skills Review: Belling the Cat, pp. 778-779



3. Distinguish among the major genres including …plays … based on their characteristics.

Handbook of Terms, p. 934

The Dream of Good Fortune, pp. 768-771




COLLECTION 8

4. Apply strategies that include setting purposes for reading…and reviewing to comprehend seventh-grade informational and functional reading materials.
Link to Alabama Standards:

There is no specific instruction to help students learn to set their own purposes for reading. However, the teacher can use the instruction on the purposes of specific kinds of texts to teach this standard. Teach the purposes of the specific kinds of texts and then help students see that they must be able to use this understanding to independently set appropriate purposes before reading.

After reading a text, they can review it using the features of the texts to help locate important information. This is not taught in the textbook. Teachers need to provide supplementary teaching on reviewing functional and informational selections.



Reading for Information and Tips for Reading Informational Texts, p. 882 (Use features of non-fiction text to set purpose and to review.)

Use the various selections provided in Collection 8 for instruction and practice in these standards, pp. 883-908.



7. Interpret the author’s message in various literary, informational, and functional texts.

Examples: literary text-non-fiction, science fiction, suspense, fantasy, adventure

Informational and functional texts – laws, directions, newspapers, advertisements, Internet sources, pamphlets
7a. Comparing various types of informational and functional texts.


Link to Alabama Standards:

Teachers need to provide supplementary reading materials for the kinds of texts not provided by the textbook: laws, advertisements, and pamphlets.

Introduction, pp. 880-881

Laws - none

Directions

Owner’s Manual, pp. 81-83

Workplace Instructions, p. 896

Technical Directions, How to Change a Flat Tire p. 905-908

Newspapers

Hollywood Beat, pp. 890-891

Advertisements - none

Internet sources

Hollywood Beat, p. 890

E-mail Memo and E-mail directory, p. 897



Riding Bart, p. 899-904

Pamphlets - none





Quarter 4-Reading and Literature




Elements of Literature,

Second Course
(Key Selections)

COLLECTIONS 3, 7





COLLECTION 3

1b. Determining sequence of events


The Highwayman, pp. 246-254 (graphic organizer, p. 254)

6. Analyzing nonfiction, science fiction, mystery or suspense, fantasy, and adventure for distinguishing characteristics.

7a. Comparing various types of informational and functional texts



Gentlemen of the Road, pp. 256-259 (article)

The Fall of the House of Poe, pp. 266-269 (article)

It Just Keeps Going and Going…, pp. 284-287 (article)

The Only Girl in the World for Me, pp. 322-327 (essay)

7. Interpret the author’s message in various literary, informational, and functional texts.

Link to Alabama Standards:

The textbook does not cover this standard as “the author’s message,” but rather as author’s perspective, author’s argument, author’s purpose, and theme. The skill is for students to be able to determine the big idea that the author is trying to communicate.



Literary:

Hearts and Hands, pp. 238-245 (theme)

The Highwayman, pp. 246-254 (theme)

Echo and Narcissus, pp. 289-294 (theme)

Informational/functional:

Gentlemen of the Road, pp. 256-259

The Fall of the House of Poe, pp. 266-269

It Just Keeps Going and Going…, pp. 284-287

The Only Girl in the World for Me, pp. 322-327

3. Distinguish among the major genres, including poetry, short stories, … and subgenres such as …myths… based on their characteristics

Hearts and Hands, pp. 238-245 (short story)

The Highwayman, pp. 246-254 (poetry)

Echo and Narcissus, pp. 289-294 (myth)




COLLECTION 7

4a. Determining sequence of events to enhance text understanding

Rosa Parks, pp. 853-860 (graphic organizer, p. 860)


4c. Applying self-monitoring strategies for text understanding



Evaluating Evidence, p. 788

Letter to the Editor, pp. 789-791

3. Distinguish among the major genres, including autobiographies …

from Long Walk to Freedom, pp. 845-852


8. Compare selections of culturally diverse literature and their characteristics. Examples: African American

from Long Walk to Freedom, pp. 845-852 (African)

Rosa Parks, pp. 853-861 (African American)




COLLECTION 2

1f. Analyzing predictions, including confirming and refuting



Handbook of Terms, p. 953

Antaeus, pp. 174-185

2. Relate literary elements and devices to each other, including main idea and supporting details

5. main idea



Handbook of Terms, p. 952

Understanding the Main Idea and In a Mix of Cultures, an Olio of Plantings, p. 187-189

3. Distinguish among the major genres, including autobiographies …

from Homesick, pp. 206-221


6. Analyzing nonfictionfantasy, and adventure for distinguishing characteristics.


Here Be Dragons, pp. 164-167 (article)

In a Mix of Cultures, an Olio of Plantings, p. 187-189 (article)

Girls and Real Life Adventures, pp. 130-135 (adventure)

The Smallest Dragonboy, pp. 146-162 (fantasy)

6a. Classifying plot elements as exposition or hook, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, or resolution


Mother and Daughter, pp. 137-144

The Smallest Dragonboy, pp. 146-162


7. Interpret the author’s message in various literary, informational, and functional texts.

Examples: literary text-non-fiction, science fiction, suspense, fantasy, adventure

Informational and functional texts – laws, directions, newspapers, advertisements, Internet sources, pamphlets


Girls and Real Life Adventures, pp. 130-135 (adventure)

The Smallest Dragonboy, pp. 146-162 (fantasy)

Here Be Dragons, pp. 164-167 (article)

In a Mix of Cultures, an Olio of Plantings, p. 187-189 (article)


8. Compare selections of culturally diverse literature and their characteristics.

Examples: Native American, Hispanic, African American, Indian, European, Asian, Middle Eastern




Mother and Daughter, pp. 136-145 (Hispanic)

A Rice Sandwich, pp. 168-172 (Hispanic)

A Day’s Wait, pp. 190-196 (European)

from Homesick, pp. 206-221 (Asian)

Link to Alabama Standards:

No selections representing Indian culture were found in textbook.




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