Middle School ELA Universal Design for Learning Unit

Resource ID#: 167827 Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Keywords: Universal Design for Learning, Access Points, ELA
Instructional Component Type(s): Unit/Lesson Sequence
Resource Collection: Student Support Resources

Aligned Standards

This vetted resource aligns to concepts or skills in these benchmarks.

Aligned Access Points

This vetted resource aligns to concepts or skills in these access points.

LAFS.6.L.3.AP.4a
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph or text; a word’s position in a sentence) to determine the meaning of unknown or multiple-meaning words.

LAFS.6.L.3.AP.4c
Verify the prediction of the meaning of a new word or phrase.

LAFS.6.L.3.AP.4f
Find the precise meaning of a word.

LAFS.6.RL.1.AP.1b
Use specific details from the text (words, interactions, thoughts, motivations) to support inferences or conclusions about characters, including how they change during the course of the story.

LAFS.6.RL.1.AP.2a
Select key details about a character and relate those details to a theme within the text.

LAFS.6.RL.1.AP.2c
Summarize a text from beginning to end in a few sentences without including personal opinions.

LAFS.6.RL.2.AP.5a
Identify important events in a text.

LAFS.6.RL.2.AP.5b
Identify the events that contributed the most to the theme, setting or plot.

LAFS.6.RL.3.AP.9a
Compare texts from different genres that have a similar theme or address the same topic.

LAFS.6.W.4.AP.10a
Write routinely over shorter time frames (e.g., journal entry, letter, graphic organizer) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes and audiences.

LAFS.7.L.3.AP.4a
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position in a sentence) as a clue to determine the meaning of grade-appropriate words or phrases.

LAFS.7.L.3.AP.4b
Verify the prediction of the meaning of a new word or phrase (e.g., by checking a dictionary).

LAFS.7.L.3.AP.4e
Find the precise meaning of a word.

LAFS.7.L.3.AP.5f
Identify the connotative meaning (the idea associated with the word) of a word or phrase.

LAFS.7.RI.2.AP.5d
Determine how the information in each section contributes to the whole or to the development of ideas.

LAFS.7.RL.1.AP.1b
Use two or more pieces of textual evidence to support conclusions or summaries of text.

LAFS.7.RL.1.AP.2a
Determine the theme or central idea of a text.

LAFS.7.RL.1.AP.2b
Analyze the development of the theme or central idea over the course of the text and provide a summary.

LAFS.7.RL.3.AP.9a
Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of time/place with a historical account of the same time.

LAFS.7.W.4.AP.10a
Write routinely over shorter time frames (e.g., journal entry, letter, graphic organizer) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes and audiences.

LAFS.8.L.3.AP.4a
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph or text; a word’s position in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a grade-appropriate word or phrase.

LAFS.8.L.3.AP.4b
Verify the prediction of the meaning of a new word or phrase.

LAFS.8.L.3.AP.4e
Find the precise meaning of a word.

LAFS.8.RI.1.AP.3a
Use comparisons provided by the text to identify relationships between people or events.

LAFS.8.RI.2.AP.6a
Determine an author’s purpose for writing the text.

LAFS.8.RI.3.AP.7a
Identify and evaluate advantages of different mediums.

LAFS.8.RI.3.AP.7b
List and evaluate the disadvantages of different mediums.

LAFS.8.RL.1.AP.1c

Determine which piece(s) of evidence provides the strongest support for inferences, conclusions, or summaries of text.


LAFS.8.RL.1.AP.3a
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character or provoke a decision.

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