These 3 short lessons will help your students prepare for CCSS.ELA.RL.7.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama. This Common Core practice follows the research-based "I do," "we do," "you do" model and is part of my Continuous Improvement Model (CIM) series.
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What is a CIM? The acronym “CIM” stands for “Continuous Improvement Model.” It is one name for the research-based strategy that follows the “I do,” “we do,” “you do,” teaching model. In this resource, there are 3 lessons. Lesson 1 is a teacher-modeled lesson. Lesson 2 is a collaborative lesson where the teacher leads the class. The students complete lesson 3 independently. This resource is, in and of itself, a scaffolding tool. It is designed to help students master standards in a gradual manner.
In this resource are 6 questions related to the RL.4 standard (Author's Craft and Structure).
NOTE: This resource also addresses LAFS.7.RL.2.4 because of how Florida revised their standards.
Why should you purchase this resource?
- NO PREP
- Common Core Aligned
- Unique, targeted standard practice
The texts in this resource are appropriate for 7th graders, according to Lexile’s ® text complexity bands.
: This lesson uses the poem, “A Book,” by Emily Dickenson, which has an approximate Lexile® of 700-800L.
: This lesson uses the poem, “Spoils of the Dead,” by Robert Frost, which has an approximate Lexile® of 700-800L.
: This lesson uses the poem, “Wintertime,” by Robert Louis Stevenson and a stanza from Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, “The Bells,” which together, have an approximate Lexile® of 800-900L.
Note: Lexile® is not affiliated with and does not endorse this resource.
In this CIM, the 3 lessons are designed to take 10-15 minutes each. They can be done together on a single day (although that is NOT the intent of the product) or on 3-5 separate days.
This CIM uses the "I do," "we do," "you do" model of instruction.
The questions can be used as either multiple choice or short/extended response. These questions are intended for in-class instruction and NOT intended for homework, summative/formal assessment, or portfolio/extended work. The questions are not exhaustive of those that could be asked for this standard, but they are a good place to start.
This product is a .zip with 4 separate files: the teacher version (with script), student version without answer choices (open-response), student version without answer choices with writing lines provided (open-response), and student version with answer choices (multiple-choice). Student versions may be copied and distributed as necessary for purchasing teacher's classes.
The teacher pages include the questions for display (both with and without answer choices), the excerpts for display, and the teacher script.
To determine if this CIM is what you are looking for, I would encourage you to download my FREE version of this product, practice for RL.6.1
This product is in .pdf format. Please email me at email@example.com if the product seems damaged, if you think part of it is missing, or if you cannot open the file and I will do my best to fix the problem.
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★Here are some other CCSS resources you may find helpful:
7th Grade Common Core question stems
Common Core Practice RL1, RL2, RL3 CIM bundle
Common Core Question Stems Bundle Grades 6 7 8