Getting Ready to Write: Citing Textual Evidence

Grades 6-8 / ELA / Child Labor
CCSS: ELA.RI.6.1 ELA.SL.6.1a ELA.W.6.2a

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RI

Reading Standards for Informational Text 6-€“12

6

6th Grade

1

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-€“12

6

6th Grade

1a

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others'€™ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

b. Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

c. Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

d. Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-€“12

6

6th Grade

2a

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

a. Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

b. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

c. Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

e. Establish and maintain a formal style.

f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.

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Lesson Objective
Identify, discuss, and apply textual evidence
Length
6 min
Questions to Consider
How does each part of the lesson prepare students for writing?
What skills do students develop in the lesson?
How could the scaffolds Ms. Norris puts into place be taken away as students gain fluency?
Common Core Standards
ELA.RI.6.1, ELA.SL.6.1a, ELA.W.6.2a

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  • KAGAN Consensus Reflection Work Sheet

  • Child Labor Article by Debra Myers

  • Literacy Design Collaborative Module Savage Harvest

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Getting Ready to Write: Citing Textual Evidence

Grades 6-8 / ELA / Child Labor

Getting Ready to Write: Citing Textual Evidence