In this 3 day, 4 activity lesson, students will read and analyze three related texts, learning how to summarize and explain what they have learned from their reading, questioning, and analysis of texts.
In this 3 day lesson that includes 5 activities, students will learn to use questions to guide their approach to, reading, and deeper analysis of texts.
In this 2-3 day, 4 activity lesson, students will learn the importance and elements of making evidence-based claims through a close reading of part of the text. Students will focus on critical reading and thinking.
In this 1-2 day lesson with 5 activities, students will develop the ability to express global evidence-based claims in writing through a close reading of the text.
In this 1-3 day, 5 activity lesson, students will develop the ability to make evidence based claims through a close reading of the text, focusing on reading independently, finding evidence, and supporting their views.
In this lesson, students will investigate the idea of researching to deepen understanding, as well as learn the purposes and processes of using inquiry in order to develop their investigation.
In this lesson, students will understand an issue as a context for various perspectives, positions, and arguments.
In this lesson that includes 7 activities, students will delineate and analyze the position, premises, reasoning, evidence, and perspective of arguments.
In this lesson that includes 3 activities, students will learn ways to assess, annotate, and make notes on sources in order to effectively answer Inquiry Questions.
In this multi-day, 5 activity lesson, students will review and evaluate arguments using objective criteria and their own developing perspective of the issue.
In this lesson, students will review and evaluate their materials and analysis, revisit their Inquiry Questions based on the evaluation, and return to their sources in order to address the identified gaps.
In this five activity, multi-day lesson, students will establish and sequence evidence-based claims as premises for a coherent, logical argument around a position related to the unit's issue.
In this lesson, students will focus on organizing their research and synthesizing their analysis in order to develop an evidence based perspective of the Areas of Investigation. Students can use this perspective and Research Portfolio for creating a range of final products.
In this lesson, students will use a collaborative process to develop and strengthen their writing in which they use clear criteria and their close reading skills in text-centered discussions about their emerging drafts.
In this 3 day lesson that includes 4 activities, students will learn how to analyze textual detail as a key to discovering meaning, focusing on reading, analyzing, and comparing texts. Students will also develop a comparative question in groups and individually write a paragraph answering their question.
In this five activity lesson spanning 3-4 days, students will learn what it means to read a text closely by attending to and analyzing textual details.
In this 3 day, 3 activity lesson, students will learn the characteristics of an effective text-based discussion and demonstrate skills in leading and participating in one. Students will discuss their analysis in groups and independently prepare for leading a text-centered discussion by crafting a comparative text-dependent question.
In this 1-3 day, lesson including 6 activities, students will develop the ability to express evidence based claims in writing, viewing both a model and then creating their own EBC.