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Instructional Framework: Grade 7

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Step Up

Selections feature inspiring people who have taken a stand to make the world a better place.

Tech Effects

Selections examine how new technology is changing the way we communicate, work, learn, and have fun.


Selections explore mystery as a genre and some of the world's most perplexing and unsolved mysteries.


Selections examine the nature of fear and give accounts of people facing and overcoming their fears.

Send a Message

Selections reflect the various methods we use to get our message across--from comics and zines to text messages, speeches, and blogs.

Make an Impression

Selections focus on the things that make an impression on us and how we make an impression on others.

Oral Language

Comprehension Strategies

·Listen effectively using strategies such as making connections, questioning, and summarizing

Interactive Strategies

·Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate speaking behaviour to suit purpose and audience, for example by asking questions and paraphrasing

Making Inferences

·Develop interpretations of oral texts using stated and implied ideas

Demonstrating Understanding

·Demonstrate understanding of oral texts by outlining the main ideas

Extending Understanding

·Connect, compare, and contrast ideas in texts to own knowledge and experiences

Appropriate Language/Vocal Skills and Strategies

·Use inclusive language and a range of vocal effects to communicate meaning


Making Connections

·Question to make personal, textual, and world connections


·Ask questions of texts to increase understanding

Making Inferences

·Question and predict to make inferences


·Identify main ideas, ask questions, and observe text features to summarize texts


·Summarize and ask questions to synthesize information from different texts


·Make inferences and synthesize to evaluate texts

Applies to both reading andwriting

TextPattern,Features, andForms

Pattern: Sequence Feature: Script Conventions Forms: Story, Nonfiction Article, Song,

Poem, Bumper Sticker, Script, Fable, Poster, Picture Book, Graphic Nonfiction, Comic Strip, Textbook

Pattern: Narrative Feature: Diagrams and Labels Forms: Story, Interview, Nonfiction,

Monologue, Newspaper Article, Covers, Textbook

Pattern: Generalization/Support Feature: Photos and Captions Forms: Photo Essay, Story, Nonfiction,

Poem, Magazine Article, Quotations, Graphic Nonfiction, Comic Strip, Map, Chart, Timeline, Textbook

Pattern: Recount Feature: Storyboard Conventions Forms: Poem, Opinion Piece, Nonfiction,

Comic Strip, Story, True Story, Monologue, Script, Picture Book, Textbook

Pattern: Cause and Effect Feature: Comic Strip Conventions Forms: Comic Strip, Poem, Zine,

Nonfiction, E-mail, Messages, Newspaper Article, Letter, Blog, Textbook

Pattern: Problem/Solution Feature: Dialogue Forms: Speech, Story, Poem, Song,

E-mail, Nonfiction, Photo Essay, Script, Textbook

Elements of Style/ Language Conventions

Elements of Style: Personification,


Elements of Style: Foreshadowing,


Elements of Style: Rhetoric, Analogy,


Elements of Style: Metaphor, Simile,

Imagery, Symbolism

Elements of Style: Satire, Transitions,


Elements of Style: Transitions,

Rhetoric, Dialogue

Language Conventions:

Contractions, Possessives, Pronouns, Subordinate Conjunctions

Language Conventions: Punctuation,

Abbreviations, Jargon, Contextual Vocabulary

Language Conventions: Sentence

Structure, Language Patterns, Word Order, Idiom

Language Conventions: Paragraph

Conventions, Adjectives, Adverbs, Descriptive Language

Language Conventions: Editing and

Revising, Suffixes, Prefixes, Root Words, Transitions

Language Conventions: Relative Pronouns, Prepositions, Transitions, Possessives, Contractions, Plurals Trait: Conventions--Choose appropriate

writing conventions for your audience Process: Publishing


Trait: Ideas--Develop a main idea with

supporting details Process: Prewriting and Drafting

Trait: Organization--Choose an

organizational pattern Process: Drafting and Revising

Trait: Voice--Match voice to audience Process: Drafting and Revising Create Media Texts

·Create a photo essay using appropriate conventions and techniques for a specific audience

Trait: Word Choice--Use synonyms and

antonyms to enhance meaning Process: Drafting and Revising

Trait: Fluency--Make choppy writing


Process: Drafting and Revising UnderstandingMediaForms

·Explain how the elements of various media forms combine to create or enhance meaning

Media Literacy

Purpose and Audience

·Recognize purpose and audience in media texts

Evaluating Media Texts

·Ask questions to evaluate the effectiveness of media texts

Understanding Media Texts

·Demonstrate understanding that different media texts reflect different points of view

Produce Media Texts

·Produce CD/DVD covers

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