Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Notable Notes 2: Independently Asking and Answering Questions Explicitly from the Text - Section 4: Demonstrate Skills


One of the key shifts in the ELA CCSS is that student writing emphasizes use of evidence from sources to inform or make an argument.  In this lesson, students are writing across the disciplines in that they are writing about history related topics, but they are using evidence from the text (or their source) to inform the reader of their work about the relevant information found in the text.  I think continued practice (and in this lesson, you see that this is the second time we've practice this skill) is essential for my third grade students, and I feel like less and less I have students just "guessing" to comprehend read material.  Now students are reading closely, and rereading if necessary, to find their evidence!

  Reflection: Key Shifts in ELA CCSS
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Notable Notes 2: Independently Asking and Answering Questions Explicitly from the Text

Unit 5: Biography Unit
Lesson 4 of 8

Objective: SWBAT independently formulate questions and answers referring explicitly to the text to demonstrate understanding after reading closely.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will review what they’ve read already about the notable person Charles Lindbergh and work independently to create questions and answers based on their close reading.

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English / Language Arts, biography (Nonfiction Lit), evidence, close reading, Charles Lindbergh, biographical text, asking and answering questions
  45 minutes
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