Reflection: Real World Applications The Power of Writing: Reading about Writers - Section 1: Enroll Students Into Learning


This conversation that my students are having about whether or not students can make a difference makes what we are about to read about today relevant and connected to the real world that they live in today.  The text we'll read today, Lincoln & Grace, is certainly a story from history, but this conversation, about whether or not students can make a difference now, keeps us in the "today"!  This real world connection is very important for students to understand the "Why?" behind what we learn and do at school!

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The Power of Writing: Reading about Writers

Unit 8: Letter Writing Unit
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT read an informational text closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it, citing specific textual evidence when speaking to support conclusions.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will read an informational text in order to determine how a child their own age truly made a difference with one of our well-known presidents, Abraham Lincoln.

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