Lesson plan

Day 2: "Playing Hooky"

teaches Common Core State Standards RL.7.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/4
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.7.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3

Day 2: "Playing Hooky"

This lesson requires students to analyze how Tom forms his plan to play hooky in response to his dread of going to school. The day begins with a shared reading of the selected section of the text for today's lesson. Students are then instructed to reread the text selection independently in preparation for answering the text-dependent questions related to this passage. Once they have read and annotated paragraph 2 independently, they will jot a short answer to the supporting questions on the student guided notes sheet. Finally, the students will answer the focus question independently. Special Materials: Copies of the text, "Playing Hooky" for each student Copies of the guided notes sheet for each student Pens, pencils, and highlighters for annotation