Grade 7 Reading Informational Text (Amelia Earhart 2)

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Sample Item 

STUDENT DIRECTIONS

Below there are lines from the transcript of the video "Amelia Earhart: Life and Disappearance".

Drag and drop two lines that support each central idea listed in the boxes below.

 

CENTRAL IDEA 1:

Amelia Earhart was a famous female pilot in the 1920s and 1930s.
 
 
CENTRAL IDEA 2:

Amelia Earhart failed in her attempt to fly across the world.
 
 

Lines from transcript that may support the central ideas.


A.lines 4 and 5: Earhart first became interested in air travel after witnessing a flying exhibition by an ace pilot in her late teens.
 
B.lines 8 and 9:To fit in with other female pilots, Earhart chopped off her hair and donned a worn leather jacket which fit with her tomboy image.
 
C.lines 9 and 10: By October of 1922, she was already setting records, becoming the first woman to fly to fourteen thousand feet.
 
D.line 17: and she and her team were greeted with great fanfare upon their return to the United States.
 
E.lines 28 and 29: Seven thousand miles remained on the flight, all of it over the Pacific Ocean
 
F.line 30: Departing from New Guinea three days later, the aviators planned to land on Howland Island
 
G.line 32: After a number of voice transmissions from the aircraft, contact was eventually lost.
 
H.lines 34-35: On January 5th, 1939 Amelia Earhart was declared legally dead.
Claim 

Reading: Students read and comprehend a range of sufficiently complex texts independently.

Subclaim 

Reading Informational Text: Students demonstrate comprehension and draw evidence from readings of grade-level complex informational text.

Standards 

Reading Informational Text Standard 1
Evidence:

  • Provides several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of accurate inferences drawn from the text.

Reading History/Social Studies Standard 1
Evidence:

  • Provides textual evidence to support analysis of historical primary and/or secondary sources.

Reading History/Social Studies Standard 2
Evidence:

  • Provides an analysis of the development of central idea(s) over the course of the text based on textual evidence.
Standard/Evidence Statement(s) 

ELA Research Task Model 7B7

Task Focus: Analysis of Argument

ELA Research Task Model 7B10

Task Focus: Relationship of Ideas

ELA Research Task Model 7B11

Task Focus: Relationship of Ideas

Session 1:

  • Students read anchor text
  • Students answer 1 vocabulary question
  • Students answer 2 EBSR or TECR questions
  • Students write a PCR (Writing 1)
Session 2:
  • Students read additional text (may be multi-media with transcript)
  • Students answer 1 vocabulary question
  • Students answer 2 EBSR or TECR questions
  • Students read additional text (may be multi-media with transcript
  • Students answer 1 vocabulary question
  • Students answer 2 EBSR or TECR questions
  • Students write a PCR (Writing 2)

 

Passage 
Scoring 
  • Student receives full credit (2 points) for listing lines “c and d” in Column B next to Idea #1 and for listing lines “g and h” in Column B next to Idea #2.
  • Student receives partial credit for this item for fewer than all four details correct; partial credit allocations to be determined.

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