Development of Central Ideas RI.7.2 | How Gross Is Your Bathroom? Article #7-1

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Nonfiction Article of the Week Club, Article #7-1: How Gross Is Your Bathroom?

This is the first in a set of 25 informational text articles + activity packs designed to teach ALL of the reading informational text standards for 7th grade in a fun, rigorous, and easy to implement solution!

Download this FREE resource today, and then click here to view the rest of the article + activity packs available via this growing bundle. Your students will love reading How Gross Is Your Bathroom? and practicing skills, including text evidence, development of central ideas and supporting details, and integrating multiple sources.

Each article + activity pack includes these components:

-original article written at the 7th grade level

-modified version of each article

-professional audio recording of each article and modified article

-editable version of all activities and assessments

-digital Google Slides version of all articles and activities

-self-grading Google Forms assessments (3 per article)

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More 7th Grade Articles and Activities

7-1: Skill RI.7.2 Development of Central Ideas (How Gross Is Your Bathroom?)

7-2: Skill RI.7.2 Summarize (Should Homework Be Banned?)

7-3: Skill RI.7.3 Analyze Relationships in a Text (Is Fossil Fuel Overuse Threatening Your Health?)

7-4: Skill RI.7.3 Analyze Influence of Individuals and Events (NFL Protests: Taking a Stand by Taking a Knee)

7-5: Skill RI.7.2 and RI.7.3 REVIEW (Brazil's Snake Island: Legend Meets Science)

7-6: Skill RI.7.4 Connotative & Technical Meaning (North Korea Explained)

7-7: Skill RI.7.4 Analyze Word Choice (Aliens)

7-8: Skill RI.7.5 Analyze Text Structure (Life in North Korea Today)

7-9: Skill RI.7.5 Analyze Text Structure (Water Shortage! Drought in California)

7-10: Skill RI.7.6 Analyze Point of View and Purpose (Uncontacted! The Hidden Peoples of Brazil)

7-11: Skill RI.7.6 Analyze Point of View and Purpose (How Technology Transformed Television)

7-12 (Review of RI.7.4, RI.7.5, RI.7.6) (Mystery of Anastasia Romanov)

7-13 MIDTERM (RI.7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6) (Youth Sports Injuries on the Rise)

7-14: Skill RI.7.8 Evaluate Argument & Claims (The Disastrous Response to Hurricane Maria)

7-15: Skill RI.7.8 Evaluate Arguments & Claims (The REAL Fortnite™ Battle: Parents Vs. Kids)

7-16: Skill RI.7.7 Analyze a Famous Speech/Compare Text to Audio & Video (Malala Yousafzai's 2013 United Nations Speech)

7-17: Skill RI.7.9 Analyze Presentation of Topic (Multiple Authors) (Service Dogs)

7-18: Skill RI.7.9 Analyze Presentation of Topic (Multiple Authors) (School Lunches)

7-19: Review of RI.7.7, RI.7.8, RI.7.9 (Lost Boys of Sudan (Salva Dut))

7-20: Skill RI.7.1 Cite Text Evidence w/ACE Method Questions (Toxic Black Mold)

7-21: Skill RI.7.4 TONE (British Royal Family)

7-22: Test Prep (Standardized Test Practice w/Question Analysis & Tips)

7-23: End of the Year Review ESCAPE ROOM (One-Way Ticket to Mars)

Total Pages
37 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.
Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words).
Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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