These 3 short lessons use the "model-guide-practice" research-based teaching strategy to help students with RI.8.9 standard (also appropriate for LAFS.8.RI.3.9): Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation. This Common Core practice follows an "I do," "we do," "you do" model and is part of my Continuous Improvement Model (CIM) series.
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This resource 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.9 standard (Author's Craft and Structure).
All 3 lessons pair the texts, “A Purely Defensive War,” by Count Berchtold, Foreign Minister for Austria-Hungary, which has been adapted to fall in the lower part of the “Stretch” Lexile® bands for grades 6-8, with “The German Invasion,” an anonymous editorial of The London Times, which has been adapted to fall in the upper part of the regular Lexile® bands for grades 6-8. Both texts are in the public domain and refer to World War I. Each lesson has 1 question assessing understanding of the standard.
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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 4 separate files: the teacher version (with script), student version without answer choices (open-response) with blank space for writing, student version without answer choices (open-response) with lines for writing, 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
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