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Reading "The Little Owls that Live Underground"

This sequence of lessons is based on text-dependent questions that are answered through a close reading of "The Little Owls that Live Underground," an article from http://www.smithsonian.com

Lessons

  • Determine the central idea of a nonfiction article

    In this lesson you will learn how to determine the central idea of a text by determining the topic and asking what the author says about it. This lesson focuses on the article, "The Little Owls that Live Underground" from http://www.smithsonian.com

  • Analyze how an idea is developed over the course of a text

    In this lesson you will determine how a central idea is developed by listing details that validate the author’s central idea. This lesson focuses on the article, "The Little Owls that Live Underground" from http://www.smithsonian.com

  • Determine the tone of a text by analyzing word choice

    In this lesson you will learn to determine tone by analyzing the impact of the author’s word choice. This lesson focuses on the article, "The Little Owls that Live Underground" from http://www.smithsonian.com

  • Determine author's purpose using text evidence

    In this lesson you will learn how to determine the author’s purpose by asking, "Why did the author write this?" and using text evidence to prove his purpose. This lesson focuses on the article, "The Little Owls that Live Underground" from http://www.smi...

  • Draw inferences about the author's thoughts and feelings on a topic using text evidence

    In this lesson you will learn to infer the author’s thoughts and feelings by asking, “What does the author really think?” This lesson focuses on the article, "The Little Owls that Live Underground" from http://www.smithsonian.com

  • Determine an author's bias

    In this lesson you will learn to determine the author’s bias by asking, "What information is left out and why?" This lesson focuses on the article, "The Little Owls that Live Underground" from http://www.smithsonian.com

  • Evaluate an argument by assessing the author's claims and evidence

    In this lesson you will learn to evaluate the evidence an author presents by asking if an author’s claims are sufficient and reasonable. This lesson focuses on the article, "The Little Owls that Live Underground" from http://www.smithsonian.com

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