Scaffolds for Critical Thinking

Grade 4 / ELA / Inquiry

Common Core State Standards


English Language Arts


Reading Standards for Literature K-€“5


4th Grade


Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.

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Lesson Objective
Determine the difference between a concrete detail and an abstract concept
12 min
Questions to Consider
How does Ms. Wessling create an environment that encourages curiosity?
How does this lesson help students make progress toward the Common Core standard of making connections between the story's text and the visual presentation of the text?
What would you do next to help students continue making progress with this standard?

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