|Subject Area||English Language Arts|
|Week #||Q4 - Weeks 3 & 4|
|Unit of Instruction||FSA Reading Practice Test & Review|
LAFS.7.RL.1.1 :Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
– Students will cite several pieces of textual evidence.
“The Last Leaf” — Making Inferences: In this interactive tutorial, you’ll read the short story, “The Last Leaf,” by O. Henry to learn how to make inferences based on explicit and implicit information and your own reasoning.
Addicted To Lotteries: An Analysis Of Text… : Learn about text structures found in informational texts by reading an article about lotteries.
Analyzing Word Parts: Follow the Signs : Find the meanings of unfamiliar words by analyzing their word parts, like roots and prefixes. In this interactive tutorial, you’ll see how these “signs” will guide you in your reading.
Arguing Mars : Learn how to identify explicit evidence and understand implicit meaning in a text. In this tutorial, you will learn how to identify a speakers argument or claim.
Capitalization: A Crash Course: Learn the rules of capitalization! By the end, you’ll have undergone a “crash course” in correct capitalization.
Different Perspectives: In this interactive tutorial, you’ll read an original short story about a car crash to analyze the points of view of the different characters in the story: are they objective or subjective?
Finding Buried Treasure: Learn how to read several short stories about pirates and treasure in order to learn how to summarize a story, identify its theme, and tell the difference between the two.
Food For Thought: Analyzing Authors’… : Discover how different authors can approach the same topic in very different ways. You will learn how to analyze an author’s approach based on the central idea of the text.
Frederick Douglass: The Art of Interaction: In this interactive tutorial, you’ll read an excerpt from the famous autobiography The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and analyze the interactions between individuals, ideas, and events.
Game On: Finding the Central Idea: Select a character and learn to identify and explain the central idea within a text. In this interactive tutorial, you’ll analyze an article about video games to find the central idea.
Go Figure: Learning Figurative Language: Learn how figures of speech like simile, metaphor, and personification are used in the speeches of famous individuals like John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Vocabulary in Action: Learn 12 new academic vocabulary terms in this interactive tutorial! You’ll practice the words’ synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, and context clues in order to add them to your vocabulary.
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