These 3 short lessons use the "model-guide-practice" research-based teaching strategy to help students with CCSS.ELA.RI.8.3 (also appropriate for LAFS.8.RI.1.3): Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories). This Common Core practice follows an "I do," "we do," "you do" model and is part of my Continuous Improvement Model (CIM) series.
This resource now includes a table of contents linked to corresponding pages in the document, as well as suggestions for differentiation, collaborative learning, and extension. Additionally, teacher scripts/pages are separated into 2 sections: multiple-choice and open response.
In this resource are 3 questions related to the RI.3 standard (Key Ideas and Details).
♦Lesson 1: This lesson uses an excerpt from, Outlines of Lessons in Botany. For the Use of Teachers, or Mothers Studying with Their Children
. By Jane H. Newell (1888), which has an approximate Lexile ® of 940. This lesson has 1 question.
♦Lesson 2: This lesson uses an adapted excerpt from, Astronomy for Amateurs
, by Camille Flammarion (1904), which has an approximate Lexile ® of 1010. This lesson has 1 question.
♦Lesson 3: This lesson uses an excerpt from, The Story of Germ Life
, by H.W. Conn, which has an approximate Lexile ® of 990. This lesson has 1 question.
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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. Although it is for a different grade level, the quality and style are what you can expect in this resource:
6th Grade Common Core Practice RL.6.1 three mini lessons
This product is in .pdf format. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
8th Grade Common Core Practice ALL RL.8 CIMs minilessons
Common Core Practice RI.8.1 mini lessons
Common Core Practice RI.8.2 mini lessons
Common Core Question Stems Grade 8