Series: Common Core Challenge

ELA.RH.9-10.1

Common core State Standards

  • ELA:  English Language Arts
  • RH:  Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-12
  • 9-10:  9th & 10th Grades
  • 1: 
    Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis
    of primary and secondary sources, attending
    to such features as the date and origin of the
    information.

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ELA.RH.9-10.2

Common core State Standards

  • ELA:  English Language Arts
  • RH:  Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-\x80\x9312
  • 9-10:  9th & 10th Grades
  • 2: 
    Determine the central ideas or information of a
    primary or secondary source; provide an accurate
    summary of how key events or ideas develop over
    the course of the text.

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ELA.RH.9-10.10

Common core State Standards

  • ELA:  English Language Arts
  • RH:  Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-\x80\x9312
  • 9-10:  9th & 10th Grades
  • 10: 
    By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend
    history/social studies texts in the grades 9-10 text
    complexity band independently and proficiently.

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The Significance of the Frontier in American History
Lesson Objective: Determine the central idea of a text, citing evidence from the text, and determining the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text
Grade 10 / History / Literacy
ELA.RH.9-10.1 | ELA.RH.9-10.2 | ELA.RH.9-10.10

Thought starters

  1. What Core Action indicator(s) does this lesson best exemplify?
  2. How does Ms. Thiebes make sure that all students will have opportunities to engage in the work of the lesson?
8 Comments
I applaud the active reading of this demonstration. As a high school literacy coach it has been difficult to move SS teachers away from pouring in information and asking students to regurgitate. I am going to place this in my blog wit the hopes of making some progress. I appreciated the entire presentation, but especially liked the exit card with a specific related question. Just a suggestion for Laurie. Group the students in pairs to revise the exit slip to draft the most accurate summary or combine the two. Turn the pairs into fours and repeat the process. The group comes to consensus and writes again. Write the summary on large chart paper and display. Conduct a gallery walk and anonymously rank them. As a class determine the best summary, great for a debate resulting in deeper thinking, more information shared and determining key vocabulary. If chart paper is not available, construction or a paper pass could work as well. Not all exit slips need to be graded. The exercise is formative assessment followed up with further reading, class discussion, and perhaps presentations on the American Frontier, which will certainly reveal their understanding. At the end of unit a summative exam can be in order as well. I predict the students will be successful.
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Another excellent unit, Thanks
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Really like the idea of focusing on just a few concepts in a larger reading like this. I plan to start using exit slips next semester and I am wondering what you would have the students focus on for their exit slips and how you would assess the results of their close reading. I have to admit that the idea of reading 145 exit slips plus reading and providing feedback on their summaries is a bit daunting to me. Also, how would you follow up the next day? ie - short discussion before moving on to the next topic, or a quiz or just moving forward without any direct reference to it.
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Interesting lesson idea. I will definitely use the Fab 4 idea with my 8th graders.
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+ Fab 4 words most relevant Sentence Frames, I use these in my R180 class. High Five...what do you do when you have uneven number of students? I really like the task of rewriting the author's words to recrete a new meaning, using your own words and the author's. Powerful exit ticket! - I know this was a demo. but I would have given more time to read and digest, especially for ELL learners or assigned the reading the night before.
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