7th Grade Reading


Here are some of the items we cover:

(*Not in any particular order)


·          Roots, Suffixes, & Prefixes-Taught weekly throughout the year



·          Reciprocal Teaching (Predicting, Questioning, Clarifying, Summarizing)-Both instruction in identifying and metacognitively.


·          Identifying & Using Story Elements & Literary Devices (Plot, Mood, Setting, Symbolism, Personification, First & Third Person Point of View, Flashback, Foreshadowing, etc.)& Analyzing Characters



·          Reading for Explicit & Implicit Information (Nonfiction)-Topics, Main Ideas (and skimming), Supporting Details, Making Inferences, Highlighting Skills



·          Using Graphic Organizers


·          Identifying Facts & Opinions along with Propaganda Techniques (Faulty Cause-Effect, Repetition, Bandwagon, Testimony, etc.)


·          Types of Writing (Narrative, Persuasive, etc.) Author’s Purpose


·          Analyzing and Interpreting Fiction-through the use of a novel.



·          Identifying & Using Figurative Language (Simile, Metaphor, Alliteration, Idioms, etc.)


·          Answering the PSSA Constructed-Response Questions, Understanding the PSSA Rubric & Practicing the Written Response


·          Reading Independently – Accelerated Reader


·          Text Structures (description, cause/effect, problem/solution, sequencing)


Some of the resources we use:



Pagaents   PSSA Coach     Buckle Down  Reader’s Handbook   

Be a Better Reader 

Various novels



Internet           Library            Special References

Picture Books      Newspaper          Video    

Audio Resources    Supplemental Articles & Texts (as they relate to science and social studies)