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English Language Arts, Grade 7 Module 1: Reading Closely and Writing to Learn, Teacher Set

English Language Arts, Grade 7 Module 1: Reading Closely and Writing to Learn, Teacher Set

PCG Education

ISBN: 978-1-119-10541-1

Sep 2015, Jossey-Bass

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Description

Paths to College and Career is a new, comprehensive English Language Arts curriculum for grades 6 to 12 built from the ground up over a three-year period to address the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Literacy.  It reflects a deep understanding of the standards and assessments, and is written with a focus on the shifts in instructional practice and student experiences the standards require. It includes daily lesson plans, guiding questions, recommended texts, scaffolding strategies, and other classroom resources.

Paths to College and Career provides teachers, schools, and districts with a concrete and practical ELA instructional program that engages students with compelling and complex texts.  At each grade level, Paths to College and Career delivers a yearlong curriculum that develops all students’ ability to

•                read closely and engage in text-based discussions,

•                build evidence-based claims and arguments,

•                conduct research and write from sources, and

•                expand their academic vocabulary.

Paths to College and Career’s instructional resources address the needs of all learners, including students with disabilities, English language learners, and gifted and talented.  The curriculum is flexible, user friendly, engaging, and purposefully built to prepare students for career, college, and life.

In Module 1 of Grade 7, students explore the experiences of people of Southern Sudan during and after the Second Sudanese Civil War. They build proficiency in using textual evidence to support ideas in their writing, both in shorter responses and in an extended essay.  Students will read the novel A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, reading closely to practice citing evidence and drawing inferences from this compelling text. They also will read informational text to gather evidence on the perspectives of the Dinka and Nuer tribes of Southern Sudan.   They will write a literary analysis essay about the theme of survival and then combine their research about Sudan with specific quotes from A Long Walk to Water as they craft a two-voice poem, comparing and contrasting the points of view of the two main characters.