Grade 7 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2, Lesson 5

Students doing written work at their desks.

This lesson includes the Mid-Unit 2 Assessment, which assesses RI.7.2 (except writing an objective summary), RI.7.3, and RI.7.5. When you grade this, only mark answers correct or incorrect; do not write correct answers. Students will correct their own work in Lesson 6.
• In the excerpt of César Chávez’s speech, there are terms that students will not be familiar with. In order to accurately assess the skills included on the assessment and ensure there is no confusion over the meaning of these terms, the definitions should be posted for the students to refer to during the assessment.
• After the mid-unit assessment, there is time dedicated for independent reading. Pick up where you left off with the launch of independent reading or do a check-in. See the Launching Independent Reading in Grades 6–8: Sample Plan (stand-alone document on for possible activities.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.7.2 Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the...
RI.7.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas...
RI.7.5 Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections...

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