Reflection: Gradual Release Purpose and Multiple Texts Test - Section 2: Test


In our first test of the year, students needed a lot of support with reading a new informational, grade-level text. We had to read the text together and annotate it for basic meaning before any analysis could occur, or else very few students would have been successful with the skills being tested.

The difference today was awesome. Students approached the new text with confidence, marking it up as I'd asked them to do with every new text all year. No one needed me for help in basic meaning. They were able to make sense of the text on their own. If students learned nothing else all year, this alone is improvement enough to make me smile (at least a little)--they have become independent readers of challenging texts.

  Changing Abilities
  Gradual Release: Changing Abilities
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Purpose and Multiple Texts Test

Unit 6: Purpose Across Multiple Texts
Lesson 17 of 17

Objective: SWBAT analyze a new text for purpose and draw conclusions and evaluate multiple thematically-related texts.

Big Idea: Ready, set, test! Purpose and multiple texts.

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English / Language Arts, rhetorical style, comparison and contrast, Evaluation and Analysis, equality (American Govt), purpose, multiple texts, analyze details, comparison, historical background, equality
  50 minutes
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