About This Chapter
Standard: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1)
About This Chapter
After watching lessons on citing textual evidence, students will be able to analyze texts and properly cite their arguments. Your students will also learn about literary movements to further their ability to analyze and cite classroom texts. These lessons cover the following concepts:
- Understanding major literary periods and movements
- Analyzing literary passages
- Using textual evidence to interpret literary meaning
- Inferring intended meaning in a text
- Citing textual evidence to support analysis
- Developing strategies for citing textual evidence
You'll recognize when your students have learned and retained the lesson concepts when they're able to take a literary passage and offer a thoughtful analysis, using properly cited textual evidence to support their analyses.
How to Use These Lessons in Your Classroom
Below are a few suggestions on how you can incorporate these lessons into your regular curriculum so you can meet the Common Core standards.
Screen a Video in Class
When class begins, start out by showing a video and following up with a class discussion. For example, you can screen the 'How to Analyze a Literary Passage' video to give an overview and a step-by-step method for analyzing literary passages. Follow up with a text passage from a book your class is reading and hold an open discussion to analyze it.
Assign Quizzes as Homework
After having the class learn the day's lesson, you can assign the video's accompanying quiz as homework, reminding the students that they can watch the video again at home if they need to go over the material more.
Have an In-Class Pop Quiz
Use the chapter exam as a pop quiz after screening all the lessons. Depending on how your students retained the information, you can move on to another Common Core standard or assign videos if they need to go over the material again.
1. Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course
When it comes to studying literature, there's about 1500 years of it to take in - and that's just in the English language! Fortunately, you can check out our crash course of key literary movements to see how the art form has developed over time.
2. How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide
In this lesson, we will examine the steps involved in the basic analysis of literature. Then, using a well-known fable, we will go through each step of analysis: comprehension, interpreting and drawing conclusions.
3. Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation
In this lesson, we will discuss how to find and interpret literary meaning in writings. The lesson will focus on using the text to find key elements to guide your interpretation.
4. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning
In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.
5. Citing Textual Evidence to Support Analysis of the Text
This lesson will discuss what textual evidence is and why it is important to use it when analyzing a text. We will also discuss ways to cite textual evidence when analyzing a text to better support your claims.
6. Citing Textual Evidence: Strategies & Examples
This lesson will show you how to avoid plagiarism by citing sources. We will look at several reasons why writers use quotes and how to integrate explicit evidence into an argument. Then, we will explore formats, footnotes, and bibliographies.
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Other chapters within the Common Core ELA Grade 7 - Literature: Standards course
- Central Theme or Idea: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2
- Literary Elements: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3
- Literary Devices: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4
- Structure in Literature: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.5
- Poetry Analysis: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.5
- Fiction Analysis: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.5
- Drama Analysis: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.5
- Point of View in Literature: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6
- Comparing Mediums in Literature: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.7
- Portrayal of Time, Place & Character in Literature: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.9
- Literature Comprehension & Practice: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10