These 3 short lessons are help for CCSS.ELA.RI.6.8 (also appropriate for LAFS.6.RI.3.8): Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not. This Common Core practice follows an "I do," "we do," "you do" model and is part of my Continuous Improvement Model (CIM) series.
You can save some money by purchasing this CIM as a part of my 6th grade CIM lessons super bundle:
6th Grade ALL Common Core Reading Standards Super Bundle
In this resource are 9 questions (3 per lesson) related to the RI.8 standard (Integration of Knowledge and Ideas - Informational Text).
Lesson 1: The text for this lesson is an adapted excerpt from Patrick Henry’s Speech to the Virginia Convention (“Liberty or Death” speech). The Lexile® for this specific excerpt is 750.
Lesson 2: The text for this lesson is an adapted excerpt from Patrick Henry’s Speech to the Virginia Convention (“Liberty or Death” speech). The Lexile® for this specific excerpt is 740.
Lesson 3: The text for this lesson is an adaptation of the Declaration of Independence, by Thomas Jefferson. The Lexile® for this specific excerpt is 990.
In this CIM, the 3 lessons are designed to take under 10 minutes each. They can be done together on a single day (although that is NOT the intent of the product) or on 3-5 separate days.
This CIM uses the "I do," "we do," "you do" model of instruction.
The questions can be used as either multiple choice or short/extended response. These questions are intended for in-class instruction and NOT intended for homework, summative/formal assessment, or portfolio/extended work. The questions are not exhaustive of those that could be asked for this standard, but are a good place to start.
This product is a .zip with 3 separate files: the teacher version (with script), student version without answer choices (open-response), and student version with answer choices (multiple-choice). Student versions may be copied and distributed as necessary for purchasing teacher's classes.
The teacher pages include the questions for display (both with and without answer choices), the excerpts for display, and the teacher script.
To determine if this CIM is what you are looking for, I would encourage you to download my free version of this product, which is practice for RL.6.1:
6th Grade Common Core Practice RL.6.1 three mini lessons
This product is in .pdf format. Please contact me if the product seems damaged, if you think part of it is missing, or if you cannot open the file and I will do my best to fix the problem.
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★Here are some other CCSS resources you may find helpful:
6th Grade Common Core Practice CIM minilessons
Common Core vertical alignment by grade
Common Core Question Stems Bundle Grades 6 7 8