CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.2

Description: Key Ideas and Details Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 1A, 2A, 2B

Exemplars

1A: Recalling Explicit Details

1A: Recalling Explicit Details

Description: Identifying explicit details including character, time, setting and speaker

SeeReader
✓ standard met

Selection: G-6

G-6

Grade level: 7
Word count: 1606 words
Author: Peter Kupfer
Synopsis: The African Americans who served as Tuskegee airmen deserve our respect and thanks.
Excerpt: In recognition of their great courage and skill, the African American airmen were honored with many medals and awards. Their ground-breaking feats paved the way for the desegregation of the U.S. military. Moreover, they helped remove racial barriers for all African Americans.

Question: What were the two most significant contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen?
  1. They paved the way for desegregation in the military.
  2. They helped remove barriers based on racial prejudice.
  3. They served in non-combat missions during the war.
  4. They inspired the creation of a popular movie.
  5. They attended a famous military base in Alabama.

Writing
✓ standard met

Writing prompt: Create a website for a non-fiction selection you read. Include the main idea and supporting details. Include images that would help viewers of your website better understand the topic.

Evaluator

Organization: Certica Solutions

2A: Determining Main Idea

2A: Determining Main Idea

Description: Determining Main Idea and Themes

SeeReader
✓ standard met

Selection: G-47

G-47

Grade level: 7
Word count: 1891 words
Author: Anonymous
Synopsis: A woman describes the many daily challenges and few pleasures she experienced as a farmer's wife in the early 20th century.
Excerpt: No excerpt is available for this question.
Question: This selection is mainly about a
  1. woman's quest for personal fulfillment.
  2. family's struggles in the early 1900s.
  3. farmer's excessive demands on his wife.
  4. writer's gratitude to her minister.

Writing
✓ standard met

Writing prompt: Using the Internet or other research tools, find three additional pieces of information that support the main idea stated in the selection.

Evaluator

Organization: Certica Solutions

2B: Analyzing Relative Importance

2B: Analyzing Relative Importance

Description: Determining Relative Importance

SeeReader
✓ standard met

Selection: G-7

G-7

Grade level: 7
Word count: 1961 words
Author: Karen Berman
Synopsis: Ruby Bridges was the first and only African American student in her school.
Excerpt: As Ruby's first day of school approached, Judge Wright began to fear that white segregationists might try to harm the children. He also knew they could not depend on city police, because they often sided with white people, no matter what. Judge Wright requested federal marshals, who were police officers from the U.S. government, to keep the children from being harmed. They drove Ruby to school that first day and for most of the following year.

Question: You can tell that ending segregation was dangerous mostly because
  1. federal marshals were brought in to enforce the court ruling.
  2. all students rode buses to their newly integrated schools.
  3. Ruby's mother had to stay with her all day in the classroom.
  4. Ruby had to eat her lunch alone in the school cafeteria.

Writing
✓ standard met

Writing prompt: Create a Facebook fan page for a selection. Include the most important information to share with fans.

Evaluator

Organization: Certica Solutions