Deepening Text Analysis Through Student Talk

Grades 6-8 / ELA / ELL
CCSS: ELA.RL.6.3 ELA.SL.6.1a

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature 6-12

6

6th Grade

3

Describe how a particular story'€™s or drama'€™s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

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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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Lesson Objective

Analyze and interpret characters' actions

Length

8 minutes

Questions to Consider

  • How does this lesson fit into a larger unit on the Black Panthers?
  • Why does Ms. Nguyen scribe as students talk?
  • How does talking prepare students for writing?

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Engaging ELLs in Academic Conversations

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  • Deepening Text Analysis Through Student Talk Transcript

  • Presentation: Lit Logs One Crazy Summer.PDF

  • Worksheet: Participation Protocol.PDF

  • Worksheet: Video Day.PDF

  • Student Work 1A.PDF

  • Student Work 1B.PDF

  • Output versus Interaction.PDF

  • Academic Discussion Continuum of Teacher Practice - OUSD.PDF

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