Unit 1: Survival in the Wild
Essential Question: What similarities and differences exist among characters that survive in the wilderness?
- RL.7.1.2: 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
- RI.7.2.5: 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.
- W.7.1.1.a-e: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
- SL.7.2.4: Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
- L.7.3.5.a-c: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, nuances in word meanings.
- Read and discuss novels, biographies and short stories about characters, real and fictional, that survived in the wild.
- Analyze the development of characters and themes over the course of texts about survival.
- Discuss how authors use of literary techniques in narration, such flashback or point of view, engage the reader.
- Write a variety of response to literature and informational text.
- Conduct research on authors who write about survival in the wild and present findings to the class.
- Compare and contrast novel in written form to the fill version.
- Write a "survival in the wild" story.
- Participate in group discussions.