When the Whistle Blows By Fran Cannon Slayton
Common Core English/Language Arts Standards Reading: Literature Grade 7 PowerPoint Literature Circle Lesson
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. The student will participate in and contribute to conversations, group discussions, and oral presentations.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Craft and Structure
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. The student will read to determine the meanings and pronunciations of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.
VASOL 7.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry.
Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.