Seventh Grade by Gary Soto Short Story Unit Grade 7

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  1. Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 7Grab this collection of popular Short Story Units tailored for Grade 7! I created these units specifically around the CCSS for grade 7, but they can absolutely be used in grades 6-10 - please check the preview file to verify this. Try the first month (August!) f
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This is the Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 7: August Selection – Click here to read more about the Short Story of the Month Club!

Skills Focus:

Elements of Plot (Plot Pyramid)

Citing Text Evidence

Context Clues

Similes and Metaphors

Analyzing Characters’ Actions

Analyzing Dialogue

Free Verse Poetry

Comparing Poem to Short Story w/Similar Themes

Essential Question

See the list of activities below for a COMPLETE list of all of the skills covered. The ones above are simply the FOCUS of this unit.

This is a comprehensive, Common Core-Aligned Unit packed with a ton of rigorous resources for teaching with this short story. I’ve also included within the unit instructions for accessing this short story if you don’t have it.

It would take me forever to explain to you just how uniquely amazing this resource is, so go ahead and see for yourself. The first month’s selection is FREE! This resource includes a full two weeks of reading lessons. Please take the time to carefully examine this resource and come back when you decide you need a year’s worth of short story units like this one.

List of Activities & Standards Difficulty Level: *Easy **Moderate ***Challenge

1: Plot Structure Lesson**

2: Plot Structure Practice**

3: Vocabulary Guide Part A: Context Clues*

4: Journal Prompt*

5: Video Comprehension*

6: Annotation Guide (Character’s Actions)**

7: Comprehension Quiz*

8: Annotation Guide (Elements of Plot)***

9: The Plot Pyramid**

10: Vocabulary Part B: Similes & Metaphors**

11: Lesson on Citing Text Evidence**

12: Questions for Citing Text Evidence***

13: Remedial Activity for Text Evidence*

14: Analyzing Dialogue***

15: Comprehension Skills Test**

16: Free Verse Poetry Mini-Lesson*

17: Free Verse Practice***

18: ”Oranges” Poetry Analysis

19: Comparing “Oranges” to “Seventh Grade”***

20: Read/Discuss ”Middle School Crush” Essay*

21: Essential Question***

*UPDATE 10/2/19: Modified assessment added as separate file in the download folder

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Total Pages
55 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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