Course Syllabus

The chart below is fluid and will likely change as the year progresses. I will update the information if and when it changes. Underneath the chart, you will find a key that explains the abbreviations RL, RI, W, L and S&L. You will also find the standards that correlate with the numbers provided. For example, during the first nine weeks, students will practice standards RL 1,2, 3, 4 and 10 as well as RI 1, 2, 3, and 10 with most of their energy focused on standards RL 3 and RI 3.

NBMS 7th Grade ELA Pacing Guide


RL

RI

W

L

S&L

Focus

Routine

Focus

Routine

Focus

Review

First Nine Weeks

1, 2, 3, 4, 10


1, 2, 3, 10


3


Language instruction guidelines


BCS Grade-Level Grammar/ Conventions Plan

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 



Second Nine Weeks

3, 4, 6

1, 2

1, 4

1, 2



Standards become Focus, Review or Routine depending on your child’s class’ needs.

Third Nine Weeks

5, 7

1, 2, 4, 10

5, 6, 7

1, 2, 4, 10

2

4

Fourth Nine Weeks

9, 10

1, 2, 4, 10

8, 9

1, 2, 4, 10

1

5


RL=Literature (Fiction)

RI=Nonfiction

W=Writing

L=Language

S&L=Speaking and Listening


RL Standards:


1.

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

2.

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

3.

Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

4.


Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.

5.

Analyze how a drama's or poem's form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning

6.

Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.

7.


Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film).

9.

Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.

10.


By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


RI Standards:

1.

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

2.

Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

3.

Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).

4.

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

5.

Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.

6.

Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.

7.

Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium's portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words).

8.

Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.

9.

Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.

10.

By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

W Standards:

1.

Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.


2.

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

3.

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

4.

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

5.

With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.