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Lesson 8 - Close Read: "An Incomplete Revolution"

teaches Common Core State Standards W.4.9 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/4/9
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.4.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/4/5
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.4.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/4/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.4.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/4/4
teaches Common Core State Standards L.4.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/4/4
teaches Common Core State Standards L.4.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/4/1
teaches Common Core State Standards L.4.1.f http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/4/1/f
teaches Common Core State Standards W.4.9.b http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/4/9/b
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.4.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/4/2

Lesson 8 - Close Read: "An Incomplete Revolution"

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 8 Narrative found under the Additional Materials tab.

Daily Learning Targets

  • I can determine the main idea and summarize the text “An Incomplete Revolution.” 
  • I can describe the overall structure of the text “An Incomplete Revolution."

Purpose of Lesson

  • In Work Time A, students closely read “An Incomplete Revolution” to answer questions that guide them toward determining the main idea and the structure of the text. Students are grouped in the same triads as in the previous lesson for this task. As with the previous lesson, this may be a sensitive issue for students who have a background of slavery in their family or culture. A time for silent reflection is provided after reading the book to give students time to process the connections they make with the story. Be aware that these connections may be personal, and students are not required to share them.

In Advance

  • Predetermine pairs for work throughout the lesson.
  • Post: Learning targets and applicable anchor charts.

Vocabulary

  • Lesson-specific: main idea, summarize (L)
  • Text-specific: seized, slave (T)

Materials

  • “An Incomplete Revolution” (from Lesson 7; one per student)
  • “An Incomplete Revolution” Vocabulary Cards (one card per student)
  • Academic Word Wall (begun in Module 1; added to during Opening A)
  • Domain-specific Word Wall (begun in Lesson 1; added to during Opening A)
  • Text Structures (from Lesson 3; one per student)
  • Text-Dependent Questions: “An Incomplete Revolution” (one per student and one to display)
  • Highlighters (one per student)
  • Working to Become Effective Learners Anchor Chart (begun in Module 1)
  • Determining the Main Idea Anchor Chart (begun in Module 2)
  • Text-Dependent Questions: “An Incomplete Revolution” (Answers, for Teacher Reference) 
  • Questions about Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak Anchor Chart (begun in Lesson 1)
  • Paper (lined; one piece per student)
  • Criteria of an Effective Summary Anchor Chart (begun in Module 1)
  • Exit Ticket: Summary Writing (Example, for Teacher Reference) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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