NEW 2023 Ontario Language - Grade 7 - Reading Comprehension

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Grade 7 - New Ontario 2023 Language Curriculum – Reading Comprehension Strand. This resource covers all expectations and learning goals in the Grade 7, 2023 Ontario Language Curriculum – Reading Comprehension Strand.

 There are 289 activity sheets that align to cover all expectations in the NEW Ontario 2023 Language Curriculum. These activities can be used on their own, or to compliment the Composition Strand. Students will learn each of the expectations as they progress through the different text forms that follow the same pattern as the Composition unit.

 We’ve included a variety of activities, including independent reading responses, group activities, assignments, experiments, and hands-on activities to keep your students engaged.

 Included in this unit are the overall expectations:

C1. Knowledge about Texts – taught using 10 different text forms, including poetry, persuasive writing, and reports.

 C2. Comprehension Strategies – we’ve included a stand-alone independent reading comprehension package (BINGO and other responses), and these strategies are taught throughout the 289-page unit.

 C3. Critical Thinking in Literacy – taught throughout the resource (biases, inferences, literary devices, etc.)

 We have also covered Strand A in Language - Literacy Connections and Applications. We have included curriculum connections for all our activities, so you can see exactly what you will be covering by completing each activity. We know this will help when writing report cards!

 In addition, we have included a full-year long range plan that outlines what concepts from the curriculum you will be teaching each week/block.

 Some of the concepts covered:

  • What is reading comprehension?
  • Before reading: comprehension strategies – activating prior knowledge and reasons for reading
  • During reading: comprehension strategies – questioning, making connections, inferences, predictions, visualizing
  • After reading: comprehension strategies – summarizing, inferences, synthesizing, evaluating, visualizing
  • Cultural text forms – creation stories and songs
  • Indigenous Storywork – 7 Principles: respect, responsibility, reciprocity, reverence, holism, interrelatedness, synergy
  • Indigenous storytelling – values, rituals, ceremonies, architecture, art, and dance
  • Cross-curricular connections – text forms related to themes in science and social studies (deforestation, structures)
  • Adjusting reading rates: Learning to read at different speeds based on the text's difficulty.
  • Vocabulary in context: Learning new words through their use in texts.
  • Voice in letter writing
  • Bias in letter writing, book reviews, and in persuasive writing
  • Making inferences from letter writing
  • Narratives – finding examples of literary devices: allegory, symbolism, and foreshadowing
  • Sequencing a narrative – rearranging a plot
  • Determining the causes and effects in narratives
  • Implicit versus explicit evidence in persuasive texts
  • Expository texts – informational reports
  • Text patterns in cause-and-effect essays, problem-and-solution reports, five-paragraph essays, compare and contrast essays
  • Identifying thesis statements found in reports and essays
  • Synthesizing information in reports and essays
  • Blog post – text patterns
  • Identifying literary devices in poetry – allegory, foreshadowing, and symbolism
  • Analyzing poems – haiku, limerick, acrostic, cinquain, and rhyming poetry
  • Studying poetry written by Indigenous authors
  • Explicit and implicit perspectives in book reviews
  • Activity – detecting bias in online reviews
  • Graphic texts – timelines, memes, comics, infographics, maps
  • Biographies – Viola Desmond, Tecumseh, Bertha Clark Jones, Alexander Graham Bell, and Warren Buffet
  • Answer pages for all activities

 This is a comprehensive unit that will save you hours of planning! It has everything you need to feel confident that you are covering the NEW Ontario Language curriculum.