These 3 short lessons are help for CCSS.ELA.RL.8.3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision. This Common Core practice uses the research-based "model-guide-practice" teaching strategy and is part of my Continuous Improvement Model (CIM) series.
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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, the multiple-choice vs. open-response teacher pages are separated into different sections.
In this resource are 6 questions related to the RL.3 standard (Key Ideas and Details).
NOTE: This resource also addresses LAFS.8.RL.1.3 because of how Florida revised their standards.
Why should you purchase this resource?
- NO PREP
- Common Core Aligned
- Unique, targeted standard practice
♦Lesson 1: The excerpt for this lesson is Tennyson’s “The Charge of the Light Brigade.” The Lexile® for this excerpt is 770. Although the straightforward language and sentence structure put this on the lower end of the middle school complexity spectrum, its use in this standard makes it appropriately complex.
♦Lesson 2: The excerpt for this lesson is Rudyard Kipling’s “How the Camel Got His Hump.” The Lexile® for this excerpt is 880.
♦Lesson 3: The excerpt for this lesson is adapted from Longfellow’s “The Wreck of the Hesperus.” The Lexile® for this excerpt is 900. An additional note about the deceptively low Lexile ® is included at the beginning of Lesson 3.
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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:
8th Grade Common Core Practice RL1 CIM minilessons
8th Grade Common Core Practice RL3 CIM minilessons
8th Grade Common Core Question Stems