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Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 7

Reading/ELA | Informational | Literary | Writing | Language | Listening | Speaking

Lesson Seeds: The lesson seeds are ideas for the indicator/objective that can be used to build a lesson. Lesson seeds are not meant to be all-inclusive, nor are they substitutes for instruction.

Standard 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text

Indicator 3. Analyze elements of narrative texts to facilitate understanding and interpretation

Objective h. Analyze the author's approach to issues of time in a narrative

Seed

During the reading of a narrative text, students will create a timeline of events. When a flashback occurs within the text, the students should highlight that entry on the timeline and draw an arrow to that point in the timeline that references the flashback. This allows a reader to visualize the structure of the narrative. Once reading is complete, teacher and students should discuss the effectiveness of the flashback and determine its purpose in the narrative. This same procedure works in reverse with foreshadowing.

Seed

During the reading of a narrative text, students will complete a graphic organizer listing clues to the resolution of the plot. After reading is complete, teacher and students should discuss if they could figure out the ending of the plot before actually reading it, what clues were most helpful in determining the conclusion, and why the author chose to foreshadow the conclusion.

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