Access Point #: LAFS.7.RL.1.AP.2a


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Determine the theme or central idea of a text.

Clarifications:

Essential Understandings

  • Identify the theme or central idea of the text.
  • Identify supporting details of the theme or central idea at the beginning of the story.
  • Identify supporting details of the theme or central idea at the middle of the story.
  • Identify supporting details of the theme or central idea at the end of the story.

Number: LAFS.7.RL.1.AP.2a Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 06/14 Cluster: Key Ideas and Details

Related Standards

Name Description
LAFS.7.RL.1.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.



Related Courses

Name Description
1000000: M/J Intensive Language Arts (MC)
1000010: M/J Intensive Reading 1
1000020: M/J Intensive Reading and Career Planning
1001040: M/J Language Arts 2
1001050: M/J Language Arts 2 Advanced
1002010: M/J Language Arts 2 Through ESOL
1002180: M/J English Language Development (MC)
1006010: M/J Journalism 2
1007010: M/J Speech and Debate 2
1008040: M/J Reading 2
1008050: M/J Reading 2, Advanced
1009040: M/J Writing 2
1700010: M/J Research 2
7810012: Access M/J Language Arts 2 
1002181: M/J Developmental Language Arts Through ESOL (Reading)


Related Resources

Element Cards

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ELA Literary Text 6-8 Element Cards:

Element Cards are available to assist in planning for instruction. They are designed to promote understanding of how students move toward the academic standards. Element Cards contain one or more access points, essential understandings, suggested instructional strategies and suggested supports.

Professional Development

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Main Idea and Theme Content Module:

Content Modules provide explanations and examples of the concepts contained in the academic standards that may be difficult to teach or unfamiliar to special education teachers. They promote an understanding of the concepts so that a teacher can begin to plan how to teach the concepts to students. Content Modules contain potential adaptations, modifications and ideas for Universal Design for Learning.

Teaching Idea

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Curriculum Resource Guide Reading Literary Texts:

complete unit

Unit/Lesson Sequence

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Middle School ELA Universal Design for Learning Unit:

Universal Design for Learning Units are based on general education lessons that are designed for all students and walk the educator through the process of adapting materials and providing accommodations that assist emerging readers and communicators in the classroom. Each unit is made up of several lessons and a culminating activity, all of which provide examples of for meeting the unique needs of students with significant cognitive disabilities.