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Lesson plan

Lesson 2: Identify claims

teaches Common Core State Standards W.7.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/10
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.7.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/8
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.7.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.7.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/10
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.7.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/6
teaches Common Core State Standards L.7.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1
teaches Common Core State Standards W.7.9.b http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/9/b
teaches Common Core State Standards SL.7.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/7/1

Lesson 2: Identify claims

Students create a reading log to track their learning throughout the unit. They then reread a portion of the Preface from Behind the Scenes, answer some comprehension questions, and identify claims the author makes.

  • An audio recording of Behind the Scenes is available here.