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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3 Use Knowledge Of...

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3 - Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3.a - Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.*

Authors: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers

Title: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.3 Use Knowledge Of Language And Its Conventions When... Language - 7th Grade English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

Publisher: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.

Copyright Date: 2010

(Page last edited 10/08/2017)

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  2. Asking Questions - The types of questions depend on the answer to that first important question: Why am I reading this? Once you establish a purpose for yourself, you can then ask which questions will help you achieve that goal. This page asks students to rank a set of questions on a scale of one to five.
  3. Character Development - Test Tutor - think about what the characters think, say and do and answer questions.
  4. Circle Plot Diagram - Interactive tool to chart a circle plot - a demonstration of how to use this tool given
  5. Elements of Plot - Quia quiz - matching
  6. Elements of Plot - Quia quiz - fill in the blank
  7. Examples of Good Critiques - Article with questions to ask yourself while doing a critique.
  8. Informative Speech Critique Form - Template for evaluating a speech
  9. Methods of Characterization - Graphic chart for students
  10. Personality profile - Use this article as a guide to character personalities
  11. Persuasive Speech Critique Sheet - Template of things to think about when doing a critique [from the Internet Archive]
  12. Plot Development - Article with example of how a plot is developed
  13. Plot Diagram - Interactive tool to chart beginning to ending of plot - a demonstration of how to use this tool given
  14. Plot Outline - Graphic chart for students
  15. Questioning Toolkit - Seventeen types of questions from the educational journal, FNO
  16. Sample Speaker Critique - Scroll past the ad and read how this person does a critique
  17. Speech Analysis #1: How to Study and Critique a Speech - Series of articles examining different aspects of presentation analysis
  18. Speech Critiques Examples - Great site with video of people speaking to critique, plus their critique on the speech.
  19. Speech Self Critique Guide - Guidelines to be used in practice sessions to evaluate the speaker and speech and note possible areas of improvement.
  20. Story Character Homepage - Combine higher order thinking with creativity in this lesson that uses diamante poems to illustrate the phenomenon of cause and effect. Students define and identify instances of cause and effect to help them generate their own examples.
  21. The Craft of Short Fiction: Character - Short article about the types of characters in a story
  22. What a Character! - Unit plan; Explore characters created by authors and identify personality traits. Apply these ideas to their own characters using language skills identified to convey these traits. [from the Internet Archive]
  23. Writing a Flashback and Flash-Forward Story Using Movies and Texts as Models - Students are introduced to examples of these devices through the film The Sandlot and/or illustrated books. Students are then asked to create a story that contains both flashback and flash-forward.



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