Author's Purpose: Analyzing & Adapting Texts

Grades 9-12 / ELA / Analysis
CCSS: ELA.RI.11-12.2 ELA.RI.11-12.6 ELA.W.11-12.3

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RI

Reading Standards for Informational Text 6-12

11-12

11th & 12th Grades

2

Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RI

Reading Standards for Informational Text 6-12

11-12

11th & 12th Grades

6

Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.

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Objective

Analyze a speech and use its themes to develop and deliver a choral reading

Length

10 minutes

Questions to Consider

  • How does Mr. McComb scaffold instruction to build students' understanding of the text?
  • What role does modeling play in this lesson?
  • How does Mr. McComb use the write-like, blank verse, and choral reading to make the text relevant to students?

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Common Core Standards
ELA.RI.11-12.2, ELA.RI.11-12.6, ELA.W.11-12.3

Supporting Materials

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  • Behind-the-Lesson: Teacher Planning Notes.PDF

  • Lesson Plan: DFW TIW Reading Guide.PDF

  • Lesson Plan: Tch-2.PDF

  • Worksheet: TIW Author's Moves Macro.PDF

  • Worksheet: Write Like and Free Verse Models.PDF

  • Worksheet: TIW Video HW2.PDF

  • Worksheet: Write-Like.PDF

  • Student Work 1.PDF

  • Student Work 2.PDF

  • Student Work 3.PDF

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Lesson Idea Author's Purpose: Analyzing & Adapting Texts

Grades 9-12 / Ela / Analysis

Author's Purpose: Analyzing & Adapting Texts