These 3 short lessons use the research-based teaching strategy "model-guide-practice" to help students with CCSS.ELA.RL.8.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text. 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 now includes a table of contents linked to specific pages throughout the document as well as suggestions for differentiation, collaborative work, and extension. Additionally, the multiple-choice vs. open-response teacher scripts are in 2 separate sections.
In this resource are 6 questions related to the RL.2 standard (Key Ideas and Details).
NOTE: This resource also addresses LAFS.8.RL.1.2 because of how Florida revised their standards.
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- NO PREP
- Common Core Aligned
- Unique, targeted standard practice
The excerpt for this lesson is the adapted poem, “The Lion and the Mouse,” by Marmaduke Park. The Lexile® for this excerpt is 900, which makes it easily accessible for 8th-grade students.
The excerpt for this lesson is the adapted tale, “How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin,” by Rudyard Kipling. The Lexile® for this excerpt is 990, which makes it appropriate for 8th-grade students.
The excerpt for this lesson is the poem, “A Poison Tree,” by William Blake. The Lexile® for this excerpt is 870, which makes it easily accessible for 8th-grade students.
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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:
6th Grade Common Core Practice RL.6.1 three mini lessons
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★Here are some other CCSS resources you may find helpful:
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