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1 Prentice Hall Writing and Grammar, Handbook Edition, Grade 7, 2008 Grade 7 C O R R E L A T E D T O Alabama Course of Study for English Language Arts Grade 7

2 Seventh Grade Students in seventh grade undergo a variety of physical, social, emotional, and intellectual changes. As they continue to explore their identities, seventh graders expand their knowledge of reading skills, literature, and oral communication. Through this development, students acquire extended vocabulary skills through reading culturally diverse literature. The strands of reading, literature, writing and language, research and inquiry, and oral and visual communication are integrated daily across the curriculum. Beyond the classroom, these English language arts skills are required for students to flourish in a productive society. The experiences teachers provide greatly influence students progress toward becoming lifelong learners and appreciators of language and literature. MINIMUM REQUIRED CONTENT Students will: Reading 1. Apply strategies appropriate to the type of reading material, including setting purposes for reading and making generalizations, to comprehend seventh-grade recreational reading materials. Reading Nonfiction Critically, ; Reading Literary Writing, ; Reading From Varied Sources, ; Reading Comprehension, Opportunities to address this objective may be found here: Creating Graphic Organizers for Comprehension, Distinguishing factual from fictional materials Gathering Evidence, 83; Viewing Information Media Critically, ; Reading Literary Writing, 547. Opportunities to address this objective may be found here: Focusing On Proofreading, 14; Writing Supporting Sentences, 23. Determining sequence of events SE: Unity and Coherence, 24-25; Drafting, ; Analyzing the Text, Opportunities to address this objective may be found here: Revising Your Paragraphs, 137. Using specific context clues to determine meaning of unfamiliar words Applying self-monitoring strategies for text understanding Drawing conclusions to interpret unstated intent Analyzing predictions, including confirming and refuting 2. Relate literary elements and devices to each other, including main idea and supporting details, climax, point of view, and imagery. Determining mood SE: Developing Your Vocabulary, ; Studying Words Systematically, ; Studying Word Parts and Origins, Reading Nonfiction Critically, ; Reading Literary Writing, ; Reading Comprehension, Opportunities to address this objective may be found here: Basic Study Skills, Reading Literary Writing, Reading Literary Writing, SE: Drafting, 54-55; Revising, 56-57; Reading Nonfiction Critically, ; Reading Literary Writing, SE: Drafting, 54-55; What Is Descriptive Writing?, 63. 1

3 Recognizing use of flashback 3. Distinguish among the major genres, including poetry, short stories, novels, plays, biographies and autobiographies, and subgenres such as folktales, myths, parables, fables, and science fiction, based on their characteristics. 4. Apply strategies that include setting purposes for reading, distinguishing fact from opinion, making generalizations, and reviewing to comprehend seventh-grade informational and functional reading materials. Determining sequence of events to enhance text understanding Using specific context clues to determine meaning of unfamiliar words Applying self-monitoring strategies for text understanding Drawing conclusions to determine unstated intent 5. Recognize the use of textual elements, including main idea and supporting details, to gain information from various text formats, including graphs. Literature 6. Analyze nonfiction, science fiction, mystery or suspense, fantasy, and adventure for distinguishing characteristics. Classifying plot elements as exposition or hook, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, or resolution 7. Interpret the author s message in various literary, informational, and functional texts. Examples: literary text nonfiction, science fiction, suspense, fantasy, adventure informational and functional texts laws, directions, newspapers, advertisements, Internet sources, pamphlets Comparing various types of informational and functional texts SE: Opportunities to address this objective may be found here: Developing Narrative Elements, 52; Shaping Your Writing, 54. SE: Autobiographical Writing, 32-33; Description, 62-63; Persuasion, 78-79; Exposition, 96-97, , ; Reading Literary Writing, ; Student Work In Progress, Reading Literary Writing, ; Reading Nonfiction Critically, ; Viewing and Representing Skills, SE: Unity and Coherence, 25-26; Drafting, 118, 181; Analyzing the Text, SE: Recognizing Context Clues, 514; Reading Myths, Legends, and Folk Tales, Reading Literary Writing, ; Reading Nonfiction Critically, SE: Reading Literary Writing, ; Viewing and Representing Skills, SE: Providing Elaboration, 10, 39; Reading Methods and Tools, ; Viewing And Representing Skills, Reading Literary Writing, ; Short Story, SE: Drafting, 38, 54-55; Revising, SE: Considering Your Audience and Purpose, 8, 37; Viewing and Representing Skills, ; Reading Nonfiction Critically, Reading Literary Writing, ; Reading From Varied Sources, ; Student Work In Progress,

4 8. Compare selections of culturally diverse literature and their characteristics. Examples: Native American, Hispanic, African American, Indian, European, Asian, Middle Eastern Writing and Language 9. Compose in descriptive, narrative, expository, and persuasive modes with a thesis sentence and introductory, supporting, and concluding paragraphs when appropriate. Using transitional words and phrases for coherence Composing various genres of literature by imitating an author s style, form, and purpose Examples: poetry, short story, folktale, tall tale, nonfiction, science fiction, suspense, fantasy, adventure, contemporary realistic fiction, legend, fable, myth Using figurative language when writing in various genres 10. Apply mechanics in writing, including commas to set off nouns of address and following introductory phrases and clauses. Punctuating titles correctly using quotation marks, underlining, or italics Examples: quotation marks short stories underlining or italics books, magazines, newspapers Using semicolons, conjunctive adverbs, and commas to join two independent clauses or to correct run-on sentences Demonstrating correct sentence structure by avoiding comma splices Using commas to set off nonessential clauses and appositives SE: Understanding the Influence of Other Languages and Cultures, 529; Reading Myths, Legends and Folk Tales, SE: Prewriting, 34-37, 50-53, 64-67, 80-83, , , ; Drafting, 38-39, 54-55, 68-69, 84-85, , , , , , ; Revising, 40-44, 56-59, 70-75, 86-90, , , , , , ; Editing and Proofreading; 45, 60, 76, 91, 109, 125, 142, 157, 174, 185; Publishing and Presenting, 46, 61, 77, 92, 110, 126, 143, 158, 175, 186; Connected Assignment, 47, 127, 187. SE: Sentence Combining, 17-20; Paragraphs in Essays and Other Compositions, 25-29; Phrases, ; Section Review, SE: What Is Prewriting?, 6-9; Prewriting, 34-37, 50-53, 64-67, 80-83, , , ; Drafting, 38-39, 54-55, 68-69, 84-85, , , ; Revising, 40-44, 56-59, 70-75, 86-90, , , ; Connected Assignment, 111, 127. SE: Gathering Details, ; Recognizing Context Clues, 514; Reading Poetry, ; Figurative Language, 599. SE: Commas, ; Using Commas to Set Off Added Elements, ; Using Commas in Special Situations, ; Section Review, 443. SE: Underlining and Other Uses of Quotation Marks, ; Section Review, 461; Citing Sources and Preparing Manuscript: 610, 611. SE: Revising Your Sentences, 73; Avoiding Sentence Problems, ; Semicolons and Colons, ; Section Review, 351, 449. SE: Sentence Combining, 17-20; The Basic Sentence, ; Section Review, 395. SE: Recognizing Appositive Phrases, ; Using Commas to Set Off Added Elements, ; Section Review, ,

5 11. Apply grammar conventions in writing to pronoun-antecedent agreement and to subjectverb agreement with inverted word order and with indefinite pronouns as subjects. Identifying gerunds, infinitives, and participles in writing Using degrees of comparison in writing Examples: good, better, best; beautiful, more beautiful, most beautiful Identifying sentence patterns in writing Examples: subject verb (S V) subject action verb direct object (S AV DO) subject action verb indirect object direct object (S AV IO DO) subject linking verb predicate nominative (S LV PN) subject linking verb predicate adjective (S LV PA) Using compound and complex sentences in writing Research and Inquiry 12. Cite sources used in the research process. Examples: author, title, page numbers, date of publication, publisher or uniform resource locator (URL) 13. Apply steps in the research process to identify a problem or issue, locate resources and information, and present findings. Taking notes to gather and summarize information Oral and Visual Communication 14. Present findings from inquiry and research using a variety of resources. Examples: projects, brochures, display boards, speeches, multimedia presentations SE: Pronouns, ; Agreement Between Subjects and Verbs, ; Agreements Between Pronouns and Antecedents, ; Using Apostrophes With Pronouns, 469; Section Review, 205, 401, 407. SE: Grammar in Your Writing, 155; Recognizing Verbal Phrases, ; Section Review, SE: Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs, ; Troublesome Adjectives and Adverbs, ; Section Review, 416, 421. SE: The Basic Sentence, ; Complete Subjects and Predicates, ; Compound Subjects and Compound Verbs, ; Special Problems With Subjects, ; Complements, ; Section Review, 271, 275, 280, 285, 295; Sentence Diagramming Workshop, SE: Revising Your Sentences, 89, ; Classifying Sentences by Structure, ; Section Review, 321; Sentence Diagramming Workshop, SE: Focusing on Citations, 157; Citing Sources and Preparing Manuscript, SE: Gathering Details, 117; Research Report, ; Prewriting, ; Drafting, ; Revising, ; Editing and Proofreading, 157; Publishing and Presenting, 158; Connected Assignment, 159; Reference Skills, SE: Taking Notes, 557; Gathering Details, 149; Drafting, 169; Using Formal Speaking Skills, ; Peer Review, 108. SE: Publishing and Presenting, 46, 61, 77, 92, 110, 126, 143, 158, 175, 186; Connected Assignment, 47, 111, 127, 159,

6 15. Demonstrate listening skills, including identifying the main idea, detail, purpose, and bias in group discussions, public speeches, and media messages. SE: Speaking and Listening Skills, ; Viewing Information Media Critically, ; Viewing Fine Art Critically, 680; Creating Graphic Organizers for Comprehension, Opportunities to address this objective may be found here: Topic Bank,

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