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7th Grade - Use Text Features

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Use text features to locate information and make meaning from text (e.g., headings, key words, captions, tables of content, footnotes, illustrations). 0701.6.9

Links verified on 3/23/2010

  1. Captions Help Tell the Story - look at three pictures and try to determine which caption fits best This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Headings - lesson and exercise This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Looking for the Fine Print - students read advertisements to practice reading critically This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. News Stories with Comprehension Quizzes [from the BBC] - (1) White loafers and passport control, (2) Hungry ferret causes rail scare, (3) Dyslexic boy's site wins top award, (4) Otters head for towns and cities, (5) Demolition fears after city blaze. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsNews Quiz Archive - over 50 news stories from the BBC - Choose carefully, not all of these would be appropriate for 7th grade students. Also, take a look at a section of stories which include math in the news and the quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Read a Contract - and answer questions [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Read All About It! - use sections of a newspaper to predict where types of stories would be found This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Reading Headlines - students read eight headlines and try to determine what the article is about This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsReading Strategies - scaffolding students' interaction with text
  9. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsReading Strategy Checklist - Let students check those statements that reflect the strategies they use. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  10. A PowerPoint show related to this standardTechnical Tips on Presenting - [48 slides] includes suggestions on the use of color and remarks about audience members who may be color blind to some degree
  11. Using Graph and Charts
    1. Interpreting a Data Chart - answer questions about what can be found in a grid chart This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    2. Interpreting Column Graphs - answer ten questions about a column graph This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    3. Interpreting Circle (Pie) Graphs - answer eight questions about a circle graph This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Using a Table of Contents - a sample table is given with four questions to answer This link includes something for the teacher to print
  13. What are They Selling - students critically evaluate six advertisements This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. What's On a Map? - eight questions about various parts of a map This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding

 

 

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