Seventh Grade Reading

How to Teach Reading Lesson Plans: Seventh Grade Reading

  1. Reads orally with fluency based on rate, intonation, phrasing, and naturalness
  2. Self-corrects when reading miscues
  3. Reads fluently with understanding
  4. Utilizes prior knowledge
  5. Utilizes root words, prefixes, and suffixes
  6. Decodes unknown words using the three-cueing system (e.g., semantics/context meaning, syntax/sentence structure, graphophonic/sound-symbol correspondence)
  7. Uses spelling patterns and inflectional endings
  8. Utilizes figurative language/sound devices (e.g., rhyming, alliteration, onomatopoeia)
  9. Spells frequently-used words correctly
  10. Interprets analogies
  11. Skims and scans to locate key information
  12. Rereads to determine meaning
  13. Utilizes parts of a book (e.g., table of contents, index, glossary, title page, headings, and captions)
  14. Utilizes visual aids to completely understand the passage (e.g., picture, list, table, chart, graph)
  15. Identifies and applies knowledge of organizational patterns (e.g., sequence, cause and effect, comparison/contrast)
  16. Summarizes main idea and supporting details
  17. Makes predictions, infers information, and draws conclusions
  18. Summarizes information
  19. Locates and combines information from reference sources (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, atlas, computer)
  20. Retells a story
  21. Analyzes characters (e.g., physical characteristics, character traits, relationships)
  22. Identifies story elements (e.g., character, setting, conflict, climax, theme, mood, resolution)
  23. Interprets the meaning of passages
  24. Identifies characteristics of genres
  25. Recognizes author’s tone (e.g., humorous, persuasive, ominous); purpose (e.g., entertain, persuade, inform); and point of view (e.g., first person, third person, omniscient)
  26. Recognizes figurative language/literary devices (e.g., metaphors, similes, personification, and hyperbole)
  27. Connects literature to real-life situations
  28. Compares and contrasts informative and persuasive passages
  29. Determines the author’s position (author’s personal view) and defends/supports with details
  30. Recognizes persuasive techniques (e.g., bias, slant, misinformation, propaganda)
  31. Identifies essential information in directions
  32. Supplies relevant information for forms
  33. Explains how organizational aids and/or graphics relate to the content of the text
  34. Interprets specialized vocabulary in a context
  35. Determines the sequence of activities in a procedure
  36. Locates and applies appropriate information (e.g., phone book, manuals, order forms)
  37. Identifies information which provides additional clarity (e.g., bold-faced print, illustrations, italics)
  38. Listens to and comprehends oral reading
  39. Recalls main idea, details, and facts
  40. Responds to peers/teachers after listening


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