Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding How to Succeed in a Job Interview: Close Reading and Analysis of the Credibility of a Text - Section 1: Let's Get Started: Reviewing Reading Strategies


I wanted students to say that the second step is most useful, and they did. The second step is to think about their individual responses to the essay.  It is where they develop their own opinions that will hopefully lead to inferences. They like formulating their own opinions about the text.  Their opinions have been the foundation of their discussions. Now, it needs to be inferences based on textual evidence that will support/prove their inference.  I also emphasize to them that they need to question any part of the text they do not understand or find confusing/problematic. They are use to blindly accepting that anything a teacher gives them is valid whether they find it interesting is irrelevant.  Blind acceptance does not lead to strong text dependent questions.  I want the to develop a habit of close examination and questioning as a method for engaging the text. 

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How to Succeed in a Job Interview: Close Reading and Analysis of the Credibility of a Text

Unit 1: Narratives: This is the Story of My Life
Lesson 4 of 8

Objective: SWBAT analyze the credibility of a text by evaluating the evidence and its connection to audience and purpose.

Big Idea: Need some advice on getting your first job? Students evaluate an article on why Americans struggle to find employment. How credible is this advice?

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