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7th Grade ELA - Common Core Lesson Ideas Phrased as Questions

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The guiding questions in this 16-page document can be used to help create lessons and assessments that are aligned with Common Core Standards for 7th grade English Language Arts. The questions could also be used as essential questions in lesson plans or to show administrators and/or students which standard is being addressed each day.

The document takes each standard and turns it into one or more questions that you can pose to yourself as you create lessons or to students at the beginning of a lesson. It also has space to brainstorm ideas for potential lessons and a place to write when each standard was addressed during the year.

Each question can be used as a topic for a mini-lesson or as a "Question of the Day" to guide the lesson. For example, one of the guiding questions under Writing Standard 7.1 is "How can I acknowledge opposing claims in my argument?" The teacher can model this strategy, have students practice it, and finally challenge students to complete it independently.

These questions allow for flexibility in planning lessons. For example, two potential guiding questions for Speaking and Listening Standard 7.1 (letter C) could be "What's the best way to respond to others' questions?" OR "How can I use relevant observations and ideas to respond to others' questions?" It's up to you to choose how you want to frame the lesson.

I created this document because I couldn't find anything else like it. It's been a tremendous help in terms of making the transition to the new standards. I hope you find it as helpful as I have as you plan for the year!

Also available:

8th Grade Guiding Questions -
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/8th-Grade-ELA-Common-Core-Lesson-Ideas-Phrased-as-Questions

6th Grade Guiding Questions -
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/6th-Grade-ELA-Common-Core-Lesson-Ideas-Phrased-as-Questions


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On  March 11, 2012,  Jennifer D. asked:
Hi Stephanie,
I love your product and plan on buying it when I get to school in the morning. I was wondering if you'd consider doing it for 6th and 8th grade ELA? It'd be so awesome and I'm sure many people would buy it from you.
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Jenn
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Thanks so much! I would consider doing it for 6th and 8th, as I've taught both grades in the past. I might look to tackle that project during spring break. I've also created tons of common core lessons this year that I've been meaning to upload. Thanks again and please let me know if you have any other questions.
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7th Grade ELA - Common Core Lesson Ideas Phrased as Questions
7th Grade ELA - Common Core Lesson Ideas Phrased as Questions
7th Grade ELA - Common Core Lesson Ideas Phrased as Questions