# 7 • All Lessons

### Factor Expressions

This Common Core expressions and equations lesson covers how to factor expressions. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will determine a factor the terms have in common, rewrite each term as a product using the common factor, and rewrite the expression as a product of expressions using the common factor. Finally, they will interpret the factored expression stating what it is equivalent to. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Assess the Evidence that Supports an Author's Argument

This Common Core reading informational text lesson covers how to assess the evidence that supports an authorâ€™s argument in informational text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students identify whether the evidence is accurate, appropriate, or adequate. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Determine the Meaning of Words Using Context Clues

L.7.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

L.7.4.AL.7.4.A Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

This Common Core language lesson covers the use of context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will read a paragraph, identify context clues that help explain the meaning of bolded words, and then reread the sentence replacing the word with its meaning. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Determine the Meaning of Words Using Roots and Affixes

This Common Core language lesson covers the use of roots and affixes to determine the meaning of unknown words. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will identify context clues for the meaning of a bolded word in a sentence, identify the root+affix meaning based on a given table, and then select the best meaning of the word from three possible definitions. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Distinguish Among the Connotations of Words with Similar Denotations

This Common Core language lesson covers how to distinguish between connotations of words with similar denotations. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will analyze sentences for context clues that suggest which of three similar words can be used in the sentence based on each wordâ€™s denotation and connotation. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Cite Textual Evidence to Support Inferences

This Common Core reading informational text lesson covers how to cite textual evidence to support inferences. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will read the informational text and identify phrases that support a given inference. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Analyze the Main Idea

This Common Core reading informational text lesson covers how to analyze central ideas in an informational text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students have to identify the topic sentence and summarize the key details of each paragraph, and then analyze how these facts support the given central idea. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Provide a Summary of the Text

This Common Core reading informational text lesson covers how to summarize informational text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students identify the central idea and key details of the text and then summarize the text based on a checklist of what to include or not include. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Analyze the Structure an Author Uses to Organize Text

This Common Core reading informational text lesson covers how to analyze the cause-and-effect structure in informational text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students identify signal words that indicate a cause-effect relationship, and then determine the cause and the effect. Finally, they analyze whether the text is single cause with single effect, single cause with multiple effects, or multiple causes with single effect. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Trace & Evaluate an Author's Argument

This Common Core reading informational text lesson covers how to trace and evaluate an authorâ€™s argument in informational text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students identify the authorâ€™s claims and determine if each claim is supported by relevant evidence. A final judgment is made on whether the argument has sound reasoning. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Analyze a Theme in Literature

This Common Core reading literature lesson covers how to analyze a theme in literary text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students identify the main events of the plot and the characterâ€™s conflict and resolution, if any. Finally, they analyze the development of the theme using textual evidence. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Provide a Summary of a Story

This Common Core reading literature lesson covers how to summarize a story in literary text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students use a graphic organizer to take notes on setting, characters, and plot (main events, conflict, resolution). Then, they summarize the story based on a detailed checklist of what to include or not include. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Analyze the Impact of Rhyme & Repetition of Sounds on Text

This Common Core reading literature lesson covers how to analyze the impact of rhyme and repetition of sounds in literary text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students identify rhyme, repetition and alliteration in poems, and then analyze how these devices helped convey the message of the poem. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Add & Subtract Expressions

This Common Core expressions and equations lesson covers how to add and subtract expressions. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will rewrite two grouped expressions as the sum of all terms, then identify like terms, and combine them. Finally, they will interpret the equivalent expressions. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Solve Two-Step Equations

7.EE.4 Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.

7.EE.4.A7.EE.4.A Solve word problems leading to equations of the form px + q = r and p(x + q) = r, where p, q, and r are specific rational numbers. Solve equations of these forms fluently. Compare an algebraic solution to an arithmetic solution, identifying the sequence of the operations used in each approach. For example, the perimeter of a rectangle is 54 cm. Its length is 6 cm. What is its width?

This Common Core expressions and equations lesson covers how to solve two-step equations. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will isolate the term with the variable using inverse operations, and then solve for the variable. Finally, they will check and interpret the solution. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Construct Triangles

This Common Core geometry lesson covers how to construct triangles using a ruler, protractor, and compass. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, the teacher constructs the triangle with the given conditions, labeling the sides and angles. Then, students do a different construction of the same triangle, and check it by measuring the three side lengths and angles. An animated demonstration is provided. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Solve Problems for the Area & Circumference of a Circle

This Common Core geometry lesson covers how to solve problems for the area and circumference of a circle. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students identify the given information and determine which formula to use. Then, they substitute the given information into the formula and solve. Finally, they interpret the answer. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Solve For An Unknown Angle Using Properties of Angles

This Common Core geometry lesson covers how to solve for unknown angle measures using properties of angles. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students determine the property of angles needed, then substitute the given angle measures into the equation and solve it. Finally, they write the solution using the angle measure and degree symbol. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Add & Subtract Rational Numbers on a Number Line

7.NS.1 Apply and extend previous understandings of addition and subtraction to add and subtract rational numbers; represent addition and subtraction on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram.

7.NS.1.B7.NS.1.B Understand p + q as the number located a distance |q| from p, in the positive or negative direction depending on whether q is positive or negative. Show that a number and its opposite have a sum of 0 (are additive inverses). Interpret sums of rational numbers by describing real-world contexts.

7.NS.1.C7.NS.1.C Understand subtraction of rational numbers as adding the additive inverse, p - q = p + (-q). Show that the distance between two rational numbers on the number line is the absolute value of their difference, and apply this principle in real-world contexts.

7.NS.1.D7.NS.1.D Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract rational numbers.

This Common Core number system lesson covers how to add and subtract on a number line. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students first rewrite subtraction to add the opposite if needed. Then, they locate the first addend on the number line and move the distance of the second addend. Finally, they interpret the answer. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Determine the Additive Inverse of a Number

7.NS.1.A Describe situations in which opposite quantities combine to make 0. For example, a hydrogen atom has 0 charge because its two constituents are oppositely charged.

7.NS.1.B7.NS.1.B Understand p + q as the number located a distance |q| from p, in the positive or negative direction depending on whether q is positive or negative. Show that a number and its opposite have a sum of 0 (are additive inverses). Interpret sums of rational numbers by describing real-world contexts.

This Common Core number system lesson covers how to determine the additive inverse of a number. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students identify the given number, then determine the additive inverse by switching the sign. Finally, they interpret the additive inverse, realizing that the given number plus the additive inverse equals zero. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.