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Lesson 21: Practicing a Cold-Read Task

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Students read the poem “Ex-Basketball Player” and a nonfiction article, “Grad Who Beat the Odds Asks Why Not the Others” and then complete the evidence-based selected response and multiple-select items for the texts as a whole class, using a polling platform to respond to the questions.

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  • Prior to this lesson, read the text, complete the assessment items, and study the answer key and rationales found in the Teaching Notes.

  • Prior to this lesson, set up the digital polling platform with the number of items, answer choices, and correct answers (using the answer key located under the Additional Materials tab).  A socrative quiz has been set up and is available for sharing by using this quiz code: SOC-24853838