Reading Anchor Standard 7 Level A/B

Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

Leveled Standard A
Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas (e.g. maps, charts, photographs, political cartoons, etc.). (RI.1.7)

Leveled Standard B
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g. maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g. where, when, why, and how key event occur). (RI.3.7)

Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g. create a mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting). (RL.3.7)

GED® Assessment Targets (RLA)
R.7.2 Analyze how data or quantitative and/or visual information extends, clarifies, or contradicts information in text, or determine how data supports an author’s point of view.

ELA Activities for Level A / B
Guest Speaker
Invite an informative guest speaker to class (or ask a student to speak to classmates about an area of expertise). Before the visit, have students plan the questions they will ask; during the visit, encourage students to ask follow-up questions. Read More Guest Speaker
Conversational Fishbowl
Students choose a question (from a list such as opens in a new window this one ) to discuss in order to become more comfortable talking in a discussion format. Instructional focus should be on learners speaking one at a time and listening to respond or add to the topic. Read More Conversational Fishbowl
Workplace Safety Presentations
Students read and listen to texts related to workplace safety. Then, students create their own multimedia presentations synthesizing the workplace safety lessons learned. Read More Workplace Safety Presentations
In Memory of Dr. King
Students learn about and practice making inferences; they read and/or listen to a passage about the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Read More In Memory of Dr. King
Categorizing Activity
Teacher models identifying key words in a nonfiction reading and sorting them into categories; students read another short passage and apply their categorization skills. Read More Categorizing Activity
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