Text Graffiti: Previewing Challenging Topics

Grade 8 / ELA / Literacy

Common Core State Standards


English Language Arts


Reading Standards for Literature 6-€“12


8th Grade


Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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Lesson Objective
Preview a topic and make predictions based on textual evidence
5 min
Questions to Consider
What strategies does Ms. Ochoa use to help with time management?
Notice how the written conversations allow for 'think time' and sharing of ideas
How does the note card reflection provide closure and prepare students for the next day's reading?

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  • Text Graffiti - Jennifer Ochao Lesson Plan

    Lesson plan for Text Graffiti

  • Text Graffiti - Possible Ways to Graffiti a Text

    Examples of ways to graffiti a text.

  • Text Graffiti - Transcript

    Program transcript for Text Graffiti

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