Reading Grade 7 Student Monitoring Plan

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Comprehension of Informational Text: Students will read, comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate informational text.
Comprehension of Informational Text
  Apply comprehension skills by selecting, reading, and interpreting a variety of print and non-print informational texts, including electronic media
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Read, use, and identify the characteristics of primary and secondary sources of academic information such as textbooks, trade books, reference and research materials, periodicals, editorials, speeches, interviews, articles, non-print materials, and online materials, other appropriate content-specific texts
           
Read, use, and identify the characteristics of workplace and other real-world documents such as sets of directions, science investigations, atlases, posters, flyers, forms, instructional manuals, menus, pamphlets, rules, invitations, recipes, advertisements, other functional documents
           

 
  Analyze text features to facilitate understanding of informational texts
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Analyze print features that contribute to meaning
           
Analyze graphic aids that contribute to meaning
           
Analyze informational aids that contribute to meaning
           
Analyze organizational aids that contribute to meaning
           
Analyze online features that contribute to meaning
           
Analyze the relationship between the text features and the content of the text as a whole
           

 
  Apply knowledge of organizational patterns of informational text to facilitate understanding
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Analyze the organizational patterns of texts such as sequential and/or chronological order, cause/effect, problem/solution, similarities/differences, description, main idea and supporting details, order of importance, transition or signal words and phrases that indicate the organizational pattern
           
Analyze the contribution of the organizational pattern to clarify or reinforce meaning and support the author's purpose and/or argument
           

 
  Analyze important ideas and messages in informational texts
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Identify and explain the author's/text's purpose and intended audience
           
Identify and explain the author's argument, viewpoint, or perspective
           
State and support main ideas and messages
           
Summarize or paraphrase
           
Identify and explain information or ideas peripheral to the main idea or message
           
Explain relationships between and among ideas
           
Synthesize ideas from text
           
Distinguish between a fact and an opinion
           
Explain how someone might use the text
           
Connect the text to prior knowledge or experience
           

 
  Analyze purposeful use of language
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Analyze specific word choice that contributes to the meaning and/or creates style
           
Analyze specific language choices to determine tone
           
Analyze repetition and variation of specific words and phrases that contribute to meaning
           

 
  Read critically to evaluate informational text
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Analyze the extent to which the text fulfills the reading purpose
           
Analyze the extent to which the structure and text features clarify the purpose and the information
           
Analyze the text and its information for reliability
           
Analyze the author's argument or position for clarity and/or bias
           
Analyze additional information that would clarify or strengthen the author's argument or viewpoint
           
Analyze language and other techniques intended to persuade the reader
           

 

11/15/07