Saskatchewan Grade 7 Language Arts ELA - FULL YEAR BUNDLE

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FULL YEAR BUNDLE - Teaching made easy! This NO PREP bundle includes everything you need to teach the Saskatchewan Grade 7 Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum.


Grade 7 – Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA) – Conventions, Spelling, and Fluency. This 460-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to conventions, spelling, and fluency in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA).

Included in this unit are 30 weeks of ELA instruction, with weekly word lists that explicitly teach consonant clusters as well as vowel teams. Along with these Science of Reading principles, we have weaved in the outcomes and indicators students in grade 7 need to learn while working with these word lists.

Included in this resource are the outcomes and indicators within the goals below:

Comprehend and Respond (CR) – read fluently and demonstrate comprehension of grade-appropriate texts.

Compose and Create (CC) - spelling, grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and other conventions related to writing.

Assess and Reflect (AR) – reflect and set personalized goals related to writing, spelling, and reading fluency.

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

Some of the concepts covered:

  • Suffixes: -ing, -ly, -able, -less, -ment, -ful, -ness, -tion, -ous, -y, -ize, -ship and many more
  • Prefixes: un-, re-, dis-, pre-, ex-, in-, non-, sub-, inter-, anti-, mis-, super-, and many more
  • Reading strategies: predicting, summarizing, making inferences, questioning, and visualizing activities
  • Recognizing and fixing run-on sentences
  • Using coordinating conjunctions in compound sentences
  • Building complex sentences with subordinating conjunctions
  • Use correct subject–verb agreement in sentences with compound subjects
  • Understanding and applying correlative conjunctions
  • Differentiating between simple, compound, and complex sentence structures
  • Creating compound-complex sentences
  • Using a mix of sentences: simple, compound, complex, compound-complex sentences
  • Comprehending and using imperative sentences, declarative, interrogative, exclamatory sentences
  • Identify and use common subjective and objective forms of pronouns
  • Introducing predicate nouns and predicate adjectives
  • Exploring participles and participial phrases
  • Enhancing writing with adverbial phrases
  • Correctly placing commas after transitional words
  • Utilizing commas for introductory phrases
  • Expanding vocabulary using context clues
  • Regional dialects: standard Canadian English versus American English
  • Distinguish between formal and informal conventions of oral and written language
  • Formal and informal language – slang, social media texts, academic language
  • Reconstructing texts – changing a news article into a short story or a formal text message into an informal one
  • Identify differences between standard English and slang
  • Adjusting expression for different genres
  • Strengthening fluency with increasingly challenging readings
  • Learning the basics of capitalization and its advanced rules
  • Applying punctuation: periods, question marks, colons for quotations
  • Understanding semicolons and their advanced usage
  • Utilizing ellipses and dashes for effect
  • Use quotation marks to identify information taken from secondary sources in own writing
  • Shades of meaning – project (pro-ject versus proj-ect)
  • Expanding vocabulary with thesaurus and morphology skills
  • Weekly fluency readings for each week to reinforce word list vocabulary
  • Weekly quizzes (30 different assessments)
  • Answer pages for all activities

Grade 7 – Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA) – Comprehension. This 375-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to reading comprehension in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA).

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

Included in this resource are the elaborations within the elements below:

Comprehend and Respond (CR) – read fluently and demonstrate comprehension of grade-appropriate texts.

Assess and Reflect (AR) – reflect and set personalized goals related to reading fluency and comprehension.

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?
  • Reading stamina progress charts
  • Comprehension Practice – Refocusing / Re-engaging
  • Letter writing – emails, formal and informal letters, bias
  • Implicit and explicit perspectives in letter writing
  • Voice in writing – use of cohesive ties and different sentence structures
  • Narratives – use of figurative language: personification, similes, metaphors, anthropomorphism, humour, and imagery
  • Perspective in narratives – first-person, second-person, and third-person and advantages/disadvantages of each
  • Narratives – sequencing multiple plots in a story and explaining cause and effect
  • Science fiction story - the use of flash-forwards in narratives
  • Story genres – fantasy, humour, and adventure
  • Narrative structure – exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
  • Indigenous Storywork – 7 Principles: respect, responsibility, reciprocity, reverence, holism, interrelatedness, synergy
  • Prediction story activity – finishing a story using strong predictions
  • Cross-curricular connections – text forms related to themes in science and social studies (government, human body)
  • Character analysis – explain the decisions made by characters and analyze their character traits
  • Character identity – comparing the identities of characters to their own identity
  • Story – Character Identification And Comparison
  • Round vs. flat characters - explore differences in character types
  • Persuasive writing – using critical thinking skills to determine bias
  • Finding implicit and explicit evidence in persuasive texts
  • Text features in reports – headings, subheadings, bold words, hyperlinks, captions, tables, graphs, etc.
  • Using circle graphs in report writing
  • Photo essay - analyze a photo essay
  • Summarizing reports – determining the main idea and supporting details
  • Activity – group work summarizing
  • Expository texts – how to guides
  • Use of graphs, maps, diagrams, and pictures in reports
  • Propaganda – Critical Analysis
  • Report – Justice, Equity And Fairness
  • Literary devices used in poetry – humour and imagery
  • Assignment – finding poems written by Indigenous authors
  • Understanding haiku, limericks, acrostic poems, cinquain poems, and rhyming poems
  • Bias in book reviews
  • Reading different styles (voices) in book reviews
  • Text features in comics, infographics, memes, and maps
  • How images, graphics, and visuals contribute to biographies
  • Text features in biographies – using a glossary and a preface to understand a biography
  • Louis Riel, Terry Fox, and Albert Einstein biographies with prefaces and glossaries
  • Activity: analyzing multimedia features (bold fonts, visuals, layout, music, colours, etc.)
  • Metacognitive strategies: reading tracking charts and reading goals
  • Answer pages for all activities

Grade 7 – Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA) – Writing. This resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to writing in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA).

There are 437 activity sheets that are aligned to cover the outcomes in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum. Included are 10 blocks of content, each covering a different text form. Within each block, the goals, outcomes, and indicators are taught.

This is a language program developed by a language teacher. We have included exemplars/mentor texts for students to use to formulate success criteria so they can improve their writing quality. Moreover, we’ve scaffolded the skills involved with producing quality writing to ensure all students can progress.

Included in this resource are the outcomes within the goals below:

Compose and Create (CC) – write to present thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a variety of text forms.

Assess and Reflect (AR) – reflect on writing abilities and set personalized goals related to writing.

Some of the concepts covered:

  • Types of text forms – when to use each one (narratives, letters/emails, persuasive, comic strips, reports, etc.)
  • Experiment – writing with planning time versus writing without planning time (no brainstorming)
  • Activity – Secret Agent Notes
  • How to write a perfect paragraph – topic sentence (hook), body (supporting details), conclusion
  • Essay writing – how to write a thesis statement
  • Writing a 5-paragraph essay
  • Formal versus informal letter writing – voice in our writing
  • Narrative writing – beginning, middle, end
  • Narrative structure – exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
  • Plots and subplots
  • Adding suspense, foreshadowing, and exaggeration (hyperbole) to stories
  • Analyzing quality stories – building success criteria
  • Using quotations in narrative writing – dialogue
  • Characterization – creating funny, mysterious, fantasy, and adventurous characters
  • Character development – describe how characters change over time due to big events
  • Revision – using paragraphs appropriately and eliminating unnecessary repetition of words and ideas
  • Activity – Story Swap Revision
  • Understanding persuasive writing
  • Activity – Being Persuasive: Debate
  • Understanding bias in persuasive writing
  • Assignment – advertising a new invention
  • Collecting data by completing a survey to enhance a persuasive argument
  • Expository text forms – reports, lists, problem/solution report, compare/contrast essay, cause and effect essay
  • Writing a How-To-Guide
  • Multimedia how-to-guide: taking pictures to represent and support text in a how-to-guide
  • Synthesizing multiple reports
  • Writing a report – different types of bears and the importance of bees
  • How to research effectively – trustworthy sources, using keywords
  • Activity – Online Treasure Hunt
  • Writing a problem/solution report
  • Determining solutions to problems
  • Types of poems – Haiku, Limerick, Rhyming Poems, Acrostic Poems
  • Assignment – writing a poetry children’s book
  • Comic strips – onomatopoeia and illustrating graphic texts
  • Assignment - creating an online comic strip
  • Biographies – cross curricular connections: Louis Riel, Leif Erikson, and Laura Secord
  • How to cite where we find research – bibliography
  • Activity – Partner Biography/Bibliography Assignment
  • Reconstructing texts – translating texts from one form to another – e.g., letter to news report, infographic to story
  • Inquiry group project – working collaboratively to choose a topic and formulate questions to guide their research
  • Cursive writing package/booklet
  • Answer pages for all activities

Grade 7 – Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA) – Oral Language. This 142-page resource covers all outcomes and indicators related to oral language in the Saskatchewan Language Curriculum (ELA).

Included in this unit are 42 activities that are interactive and engaging for grade 7 students. As students complete the activities, they will build on their oral communication skills, obtaining the learning outcomes stated in the curriculum. There is at least one activity provided for each indicator listed in the curriculum.

We are proud to include everything you need to complete these activities. For example, if an activity asks for a story to be read, we provide the story. We’ve also included all emotions, story starters, expressions, and plays (reader’s theatre) you need.

Some of the concepts covered:

  • Activity: Listening Relay
  • Activity: Feedback Fishbowl
  • Activity: Question Quest
  • Activity: Inquisitive Minds - The Question-Asking Game
  • Activity: Two Types of Listening
  • Activity: Musical Chairs with a Twist
  • Activity: Keyword Checklist
  • Activity: Instructional Challenge
  • Activity: Respectful Language Game
  • Activity: Word Swap Workshop
  • Activity: Podcast Detective
  • Activity: Supporting Opinions with Research
  • Activity: Persuasive Speech Contest
  • Activity: Socratic Seminar
  • Activity: Debate Club
  • Activity: Clarity Courtroom
  • Activity: Storytelling Circle
  • Activity: Think-Pair-Share
  • Activity: Descriptive Relay Race
  • Activity: Round Robin Brainstorming
  • Activity: "The Paraphrase Chain"
  • Activity: Interview Role-Play
  • Activity: Impromptu Speaking Game
  • Activity: Podcast Project
  • Activity: Voice Modulation Mastery
  • Activity: Formal vs. Informal Chats
  • Activity: Feedback Carousel
  • Activity: Group Presentation Relay
  • Activity: Creating a Historical Newspaper
  • Activity: Transforming an Excerpt into Text Messages
  • Activity: The Community Council
  • Activity: Mood Reader
  • Activity: Non-Verbal Communication
  • Activity: Cultural Charades
  • Activity: Gestures Speak Louder
  • Activity: Mind Mapping Group Activity
  • Activity: Speech Makeover
  • Activity: Speech Swap
  • Activity: Constructive Feedback
  • Activity: The Justice Puzzle
  • Activity: Collaborative Tower Construction
  • Activity: Summarize and State Your View

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

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