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7th Grade Jump Start - Reading: Week 4

Girl reading a book

English Language Arts (Reading & Writing) 

ELA

Week 4 - Day 1


*Read independently 30 minutes each day*

Writing a Narrative


IXL Focus Skills:

ELA

Week 4 - Day 2

IXL Focus Skill


Reading: NewsELA Fiction Text Set

  • Open the text set linked above, and read the instructions. 
  • Preview the short stories, and choose one story to read today. 
  • When you have finished reading the story, take the quiz. 
  • Test your knowledge of story elements by identifying each of the elements of plot in the story in your summer writing journal. 
  • You can draw a plot map, or create an outline. Be sure to identify the following plot terms: exposition (setting, conflict and characters), rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. 

ELA

Week 4 - Day 3

IXL Focus Skill


Reading: NewsELA Fiction Text Set

  • Choose a different story to read today. As you read, think about the theme of the story. 
  • What is the theme of the story you read? Write a theme statement for the story you read. If you need a review of finding a story‚Äôs  theme, use this theme analysis worksheet

ELA

Week 4 - Day 4

IXL Focus Skill


Writing: Write your own narrative

  • This week you have reviewed what you know about plot and theme, AND you have been practicing your writing skills on IXL.
  • Put it all together by writing your own short narrative. Choose one of the prompts below to complete in your summer writing journal:
    • Write your own short story in the same style as one of the stories you read.
    • Write your own short story that has the same theme as one of the stories you read.
  • You can use this Plot Map to help you plan your short story. 
  • Be creative and have fun!

ELA 

Week 4 - Day 5

IXL Focus Skill

 

Writing: Write your own narrative

  • Today, finish your short story. 
  • Reread, edit, and revise after you have written your first draft. 
  • When you are done, share it with someone in your family!