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Alignment with Academic Content Standards

All lessons in the Ohio Reading Road Trip are aligned with Ohio's Academic Content Standards for Language Arts. Each Ohio Reading Road Trip lesson shows the Grade Level Indicators that we have used in designing this curriculum. For ease of use, we have combined very similar Grade Level Indicators across grades 6, 7, and 8 into one GLI statement and assigned a letter (A, B, C, etc.) for reference. In the list below, you will see each GLI statement, its Ohio Reading Road Trip letter designation, and the Grade Level Indicators that it includes.

For more information and a complete description of all Ohio Language Arts Content Standards and Grade Level Indicators, please visit http://www.ode.state.oh.us/academic_content_standards/acsenglish.asp

A. Use the text to demonstrate reading comprehension strategies including the ability to:

  • make predictions;
  • compare and contrast;
  • recall and summarize important ideas and supporting details;
  • point out any gaps or contradictions;
  • make inferences;
  • observe both literal and implied meaning;
  • draw conclusions.

Includes:
6th Grade Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self Monitoring Strategies 2, 4
7th Grade: Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self Monitoring Strategies 2, 4
8th Grade: Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self Monitoring Strategies 1

B. Use criteria to choose independent reading materials (e.g. personal interest, knowledge of authors and genres or recommendations from others).

Includes:
6th Grade: Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self Monitoring Strategies 9
7th Grade: Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self Monitoring Strategies 8
8th Grade: Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self Monitoring Strategies 4

C. Independently read books for a variety of purposes (e.g. for enjoyment, for literary experience, to gain information or to perform a task).

Includes:
6th Grade: Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self Monitoring Strategies 10
7th Grade: Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self Monitoring Strategies 9
8th Grade: Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self Monitoring Strategies 5

D. Identify and explain:

  • various types of characters (e.g. major, minor, flat, round, static, dynamic);
  • writer's technique in describing characters (narrator or other characters' point of view;
  • characters' thoughts, words or action);
  • characters' interactions and conflicts (e.g. character vs. self, nature or society) and
  • how these interactions and conflicts affect the plot.

Includes:
6th Grade: Reading Applications: Literary Texts 1
7th Grade: Reading Applications: Literary Texts 1
8th Grade: Reading Applications: Literary Texts 1

E. Identify and analyze the importance of setting (time, place, and situation) in relation to other literary elements of the text (plot, character development, etc.)

Includes:
6th Grade: Reading Applications: Literary Texts 2
7th Grade: Reading Applications: Literary Texts 2
8th Grade: Reading Applications: Literary Texts 2

F. Identify:

  • the main and minor events of the plot, and explain how each incident leads to the next;
  • aspects of plot, such as pace, subplots, parallel episodes and climax.

Includes:
6th Grade: Reading Applications: Literary Texts 3
7th Grade: Reading Applications: Literary Texts 3
8th Grade: Reading Applications: Literary Texts 3

G. Generate writing ideas through discussions with others and from printed material and keep a list of writing ideas.

Includes:
6th Grade: Writing Processes 1
7th Grade: Writing Processes 1
8th Grade: Writing Processes 1

H. Use available technology to compose text.

Includes:
6th Grade: Writing Processes 10
7th Grade: Writing Processes 10
8th Grade: Writing Processes 10

I. Publishing for display or for sharing with others:

  • prepare for publication writing that follows a format appropriate to the purpose;
  • use electronic resources;
  • use principles of design (e.g., margins, tabs, spacing and columns); and
  • use graphics (e.g. drawings, charts and graphs) to enhance the final product.

Includes:
6th Grade: Writing Processes 17
7th Grade: Writing Processes 17
8th Grade: Writing Processes 17

J. Write informational essays or reports (including research) that present a literal understanding of the topic; pose relevant and tightly drawn questions that engage the reader; provide a clear and accurate perspective on the subject; create an organizing structure appropriate to the purpose, audience and context; support the main ideas with facts, details, examples and explanations from sources; and document sources and include bibliographies*.

Includes:
6th Grade: Writing Applications 4
7th Grade: Writing Applications 4
8th Grade: Writing Applications 4
* not required for Grade 6

K. Produce informal writings (e.g. journals, notes and poems) for various purposes.

Includes:
6th Grade: Writing Applications 6
7th Grade: Writing Applications 6
8th Grade: Writing Applications 6

L. Locate information:

  • using text features, such as chapter titles, format, headings and subheadings of various informational texts;
  • using parts of books, including index, appendix, table of contents and online tools (search engines) to locate information.

Includes:
6th Grade: Reading Applications: Informational, Technical and Persuasive Text 1
7th Grade: Reading Applications: Informational, Technical and Persuasive Text 1
8th Grade: Reading Applications: Informational, Technical and Persuasive Text 1

M. Compare and contrast important details about a topic using different sources of information, including books, magazines, newspapers and online resources.

Includes:
6th Grade: Reading Applications: Informational, Technical and Persuasive Text 3
7th Grade: Reading Applications: Informational, Technical and Persuasive Text 3
8th Grade: Reading Applications: Informational, Technical and Persuasive Text 3

N. Persuasion:

  • Identify an author's argument or viewpoint;
  • assess the adequacy and accuracy of details;
  • explain the development of key points*;
  • identify persuasive technique (e.g. bandwagon, testimonial and emotional word repetition);
  • identify examples of bias and stereotyping;
  • identify and understand an author's purpose for writing (including to explain, entertain, persuade or inform);
  • identify intended audience.

Includes:
6th Grade: Reading Applications: Informational, Technical and Persuasive Text 6, 7
7th Grade: Reading Applications: Informational, Technical and Persuasive Text 6, 7
8th Grade: Reading Applications: Informational, Technical and Persuasive Text 5, 6, 7
*required for 8th Grade only

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