The objective of this lesson is to focus on some of the key shifts in the learning standards for language arts Common Core Standards. Some of these key shifts include:
Increase in Nonfiction texts
Increase Complexity of texts
Focus on Writing
Increased Academic Vocabulary that crosses content areas
This lesson can be used in any class, using any text – fiction or non-fiction, complex or REALLY complex.
This lesson involves “self-teaching” and “reviewing.”
This lesson involves critical thinking! Students will have to read, reread, close read, and actually THINK!!
This lesson involves reading AND writing!
This lesson requires the self-study of academic vocabulary as well as writing using the vocabulary.
Keywords: fiction, nonfiction, complex, self-teaching, close read, writing, academic vocabulary, text complexity,