Tentative Literature Selections

TENTATIVE  LITERATURE  SELECTIONS
GRADE 7

UNIT 1:  FICTION AND NONFICTION

  • “Papa’s Parrot”  (Short Story), Cynthia Rylant;  pg. 26
  • “A Day’s Wait”  (Short Story), Ernest Hemingway; pg. 75 
  • “All Summer in a Day” (Short Story), Ray Bradbury; pg. 92
  • “My Furthest Back Person” (Autobiography), Alex Hailey; pg. 125

UNIT 2:  SHORT STORIES

  • “Rikki-tikki-tavi” (Short Story), Rudyard Kipling; pg. 199
  • “Seventh Grade” (Short Story), Gary Soto; pg. 250
  • “Amigo Brothers” (Short Story), Piri Thomas; pg. 283

UNIT 3:  NONFICTION

  • “The Real Story of a Cowboy’s Life” (Expository Essay), Geoffrey C. Ward; pg. 452
  • “Rattlesnake Hunt” (Narrative Essay), Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings; pg. 459
  • “How to Recognize Venomous Snakes in North America” (Manual); pg. 469
  • “Alligator” (Humorous Essay), Bailey White; pg. 474

UNIT 4:  POETRY

  • “Haiku” (Haiku); pg. 253
  • “Mother to Son” (Figurative Language), Langston Hughes; pg. 543
  • “Fog” (Figurative Language), Carl Sandburg; pg. 547
  • “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout” (Sound Devices), Shel Silverstein; pg. 582

UNIT 5:  DRAMA

  • “A Christmas Carol:  Scrooge and Marley” (Drama), Israel Horovitz; pg. 664
  • “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” (Teleplay), Rod Sterling; pg. 754

UNIT 6: THEMES IN ORAL TRADITION

  • “Icarus and Daedalus” (Greek Myth), Josephine Peabody, pg. 828
  • “How the Snake Got Poison” (Folk Tale), Zora Neale Hurston; pg. 901
  • “The People Could Fly” (African American Folk Tale), Virginia Hamilton, pg. 914
  • “All Stories Are Anansi’s” (African Folk Tale), Harold Courlander; pg. 921
  • “The Fox and the Crow” (Fable), Aseop; pg. 934
  • “Volar: To Fly” (Reflective Essay), Judith Ortiz Cofer; pg. 953

JPB/SY 2015-2016

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