Grade 7 ELA

Unit 1: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

April 6-17

  • 7R7: Compare and contrast a written text with audio, filmed, staged, or digital versions in order to analyze the effects of techniques unique to each media and each format’s portrayal of a subject.
  • 7W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Unit 2: Craft and Structure

April 20-May 1

  • 7R6: In literary texts, analyze how an author develops and contrasts the point of view and the perspectives of different characters or narrators. In informational texts, analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
  • 7W4: Create a poem, story, play, artwork, or other response to a text, author, theme, or personal experience.

Unit 3: Key Ideas and Details

May 4-15

  • 7R2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; summarize a text.
  • 7W3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, descriptive details and clear sequencing. 

Unit 4: Key Ideas and Details

May 18-29

  • 7R1: Cite textual evidence to support an analysis of what the text says explicitly/implicitly and make logical inferences.
  • 7W1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Unit 5: Key Ideas and Details

June 1-12

  • 7R1: Cite textual evidence to support an analysis of what the text says explicitly/implicitly and make logical inferences.
  • 7W6: Conduct research to answer questions, including self-generated questions, drawing on multiple sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate. Generate additional related questions for further research and investigation.

Unit 6: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

June 15-19

  • 7R3: In literary texts, analyze how elements of plot are related, affect one another, and contribute to meaning.
    In informational texts, analyze how individuals, events, and ideas are introduced, relate to each other, and are developed.
  • 7W7: Gather relevant information from multiple sources; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others; avoid plagiarism and follow a standard format for citation.