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All Summer In A Day: Cite Textual Evidence

All Summer In A Day: Cite Textual Evidence
All Summer In A Day: Cite Textual Evidence
All Summer In A Day: Cite Textual Evidence
All Summer In A Day: Cite Textual Evidence
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All Summer In A Day: Cite Textual Evidence

This is a complete lesson to help students learn to cite textual evidence to support analysis, based on Ray Bradbury’s short story “All Summer In A Day.” This lesson plan aligns to CCSS R1 and RL 6.1, specifically. The lesson follows an I do, we do, you do format, so that by the end of the lesson, students are citing evidence independently.
The lesson focuses on using evidence to support inferences about the characters in “All Summer In A Day.” Through careful modeling and practice, student learn to develop a claim, cite evidence to support the claim and explain their evidence, leading students to produce a 3-4 sentence answer.

These graphic organizers work well for struggling writers and for students who are just learning to cite evidence. In order to properly execute this lesson, students need to have read and understood “All Summer In A Day.” This lesson, on comprehending "All Summer In A Day" can help them.

Lesson Outline:
1. Do Now- Students go over what textual evidence is and why it is needed.
2. I Do: Teacher Models the process of finding evidence to support claims.
3. We Do: Students work together to find evidence to support claims.
4. You Do: Students get 4 opportunities to practice developing claims and finding evidence to support them.
5. Exit Ticket: On their own, using the last excerpt, students find evidence and support a claim about the text.
6. Teacher Answer Key

This lesson could be shortened, and covered in 60 minutes, or stretched over 2 days to give students ample practice. The teacher copy includes a version with and without sentence starters. The sentence starters are useful for struggling writers who are getting used to how to format a paragraph with direct evidence.

This resource, due to copyright restrictions, DOES NOT include the text to the story. Included on the handout are the first two sentences and last two sentences of each excerpt, to allow for easy location in the text. It is advised that each student have his or her own copy of the text for easy annotation. To save copies, students can copy the graphic organizers on their own paper or type their responses in Google Drive.
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Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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