In this lesson, students will take their knowledge of how a position paper is constructed using reasons and evidence in order to plan their body paragraphs on the Planning My Body Paragraphs graphic organizer.
In this lesson, students analyze the same excerpt they read for gist in the previous lesson to identify Emma Burke’s point of view of the immediate aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. They then identify how she has conveyed her point of view.
In this lesson, students will identify Kurlansky’s point of view of Thomas Henry Huxley and how Kurlansky conveys his point of view. There is a think-aloud and an opportunity for the class to work through an example together before triads work independently.
In this lesson, students identify Kurlansky's point of view of fisherman and how he conveyed his point of view.
In this lesson, students will analyze the earthquake excerpt of “Comprehending the Calamity," identifying Emma Burke’s point of view of the earthquake. They then identify how she conveyed her point of view.
In this lesson, students will continue their exploration of themes that represent medieval and modern challenges, adding to their Terms of Adversity graphic organizer.
In this lesson, students will read like a writer and analyze figurative language and the author’s word choice, meaning, and tone in Chapter 3 of Bud, Not Buddy.
In this lesson, students will read for gist and analyze the text, focusing on how a passage contributes to the theme in Dragonwings.
In this lesson, students will work in pairs to find the gist and then analyze an excerpt of Dragonwings for point of view, figurative language, tone, and meaning.
In this lesson, students will continue to analyze working conditions in the mill and how they affect Lyddie. This lesson adds a focus on word choice and figurative language, as students discuss how author Katherine Paterson’s choice of language helps the readers better understand Lyddie’s working conditions and how they affected her.
In this lesson, students will research about overfishing/sustainable fishing methods, case-studies of depletion of particular fish, and suggestions of how to buy fish that have been caught using sustainable methods.
In this lesson, students will independently apply the same reading strategies and skills they practiced in reading and analyzing the Steve Jobs speech.
In this lesson, students build on skills of citing in order to analyze what is being expressed and make inferences from two texts, Blue Lipstick and Technically, It's Not my Fault.
In this lesson, students will analyze authentic informative consumer guides to determine the features they need to include on their own guides. Students also select images they would like to use in their guides in this lesson.
In this lesson, students will work with the Elements of Myth graphic organizer and the Theme graphic organizer in order to help them analyze a model mini-essay in which the author describes elements of mythology in the myth of Cronus.
In this lesson, students will write focus on drafting an outline for their own essays by examining the model essay, "The Importance of Reading Every Day" for structure and content.
In this lesson, students will discuss the focus question regarding Frightful's decision to migrate or stay near Sam in Frightful's Mountain, and use the excerpt "Double Whammy" from "The Exterminator" in order to identify the author's claims and evidence.