Reflection: Complex Tasks Close Read: My Brother Martin - Key Ideas and Details - Section 5: Individual Project


Citing evidence from the text to back up an answer seems simple enough of a task.  Yet it is a complex task for students.  All year long we practice, I model, we practice some more, I reteach, we practice some more.  By the end of the year, I still have students who struggle with being able to back up their answers with evidence from the text.  Most of them eventually understand what it is we are asking them to do, but it is definitely a skill that must be practiced over and over during the year.  

  Using evidence from text
  Complex Tasks: Using evidence from text
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Close Read: My Brother Martin - Key Ideas and Details

Unit 12: Close Read - My Brother Martin
Lesson 1 of 4

Objective: SWBAT identify and understand the key ideas and details in the story "My Brother Martin" by Christine King Farris.

Big Idea: This is day 1 of a close read unit on the book "My Brother Martin" by Christine King Farris. This first day, we will focus on the key ideas and details of the story. We will really get to know the story.

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