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Lesson Plans - 7th Grade

Students as Historians: Investigating the Gulf War

How do facts and opinions, as well as primary and secondary sources, influence the remembering (interpretation) of an event? What makes a source primary or secondary? What’s the difference between fact and opinion?

I’m A Poet and Didn’t Know It!

What makes good poetry? Students explore poets such as Langston Hughes, Shel Silverstein and Robert Frost and examine what makes their poetry so great.

Jacob Have I Loved – A Novel Study

Students explore the book Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Patterson through a study of its setting, characters, many conflicts, and resolutions.

Info Expo

Can you help me write a research paper? While working in cooperative groups, students research a topic for an expository report. Students then work collaboratively to write, edit, and revise the report to produce a polished research paper.

Mythology in the Middle

Students read two narrative reading selections and based on the reading, compare and contrast a character from each.