This (approx) 5 day lesson on Narrative Writing for 7th grade ELA is aligned to common core standards. This lesson includes the text-based plan for ELA Common Core Standards: (W.7.3, W.7.3a, W.7.3b, W.7.3c, W.7.3d, W.7.3e, W.7.4, and W.75). The assignment in this lesson will also include standards from the Language domain. The text on which the lesson is based has been approved for text complexity and has a Lexile Level of 1100 (grades 6-8 lexile band is 950-1150). This lesson is designed to guide students through multiple reads of the passage – a vital teaching strategy for common core success!
I created the lesson to last approximately one week (5 days), but it could be modified based on multiple reads of the passage and number of assessment prompts. This plan also includes a list of pre-requisite knowledge from Grade 6 – ELA – Common Core Standards.
You will find step-by-step instructions, activator, use of student-made graphic organizers, summarizer, Essential Question, and assessments.
This lesson comes with four files - the actual plan, a worksheet of text-specific questions, a PPT to guide you and your students through the lesson, and a .pdf of the text used ("Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros). Your students need hi-lighters to help them as we dig deeper into the text.