Interacting with Complex Texts: Scaffolding Reading

Grades 6-8 / ELA / ELL
CCSS: ELA.RI.7.2 ELA.RI.7.4 ELA.RI.8.2

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RI

Reading Standards for Informational Text 6-12

7

7th Grade

2

Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; 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

7

7th Grade

4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RI

Reading Standards for Informational Text 6-€“12

8

8th Grade

2

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)

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Objective

Prepare learners by building background knowledge

Length

7 min

Questions to Consider

  • Ms. Park-Friend frames the reading by using focus questions. Why is this important for ELLs?
  • Students are interacting with the text in a variety of ways. How do all of these interactions support students to write their own persuasive speeches?

See the full playlist of the six videos in this ELL series.

Understanding Language aims to heighten educator awareness of the critical role that language plays in the new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, and to improve education for English Language Learners.

Common Core Standards
ELA.RI.7.2, ELA.RI.7.4, ELA.RI.8.2

Supporting Materials

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  • Interacting with Complex Texts: Scaffolding Reading Transcript

  • ELA Across Time and Space Full Unit.PDF

  • UL Slides for ELA Webinar.PDF

  • ELA Lesson 4 All Together Now.PDF

  • Understanding Language Materials.PDF

  • ELA Unit Introduction.PDF

  • Guidelines for ELA Instructional Materials Development.PDF

  • Key Principles for ELL Instruction.PDF

  • Worksheets - Persuasion in Historical Context - The Gettysburg Address.PDF

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