Reflection: Supporting a Point - Section 2: Supporting a Point Lecture and Practice


I enjoy working with the CCSS because they are widely applicable to texts and classroom contexts; today's standard is no exception.

Knowing that our students are a-okay making explicit observations of a text, my ELA department opted to adjust the wording of RL.11-12.1 to focus on the part of the standard our students still need to practice--inferential analysis. This is how a standard becomes a target.

It's silly to teach an entire standard that may not apply to your specific classroom on any given year--far better instead to focus only on what students most need, saving time for more in-depth study or other skills.

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Supporting a Point

Unit 2: Finding Themes and Making Inferences in Literature
Lesson 14 of 17

Objective: Students will be able to use textual evidence to support an inferential point by analyzing their literature circle novels.

Big Idea: This I believe--but why? Supporting inferential points with evidence.

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