This Common Core reading comprehension lesson covers determining an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyzing how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will practice identifying conflicting viewpoints in expository texts. This is a great lead in to persuasive text. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of independent practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.
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