This is an essential question and focus questions Thinking Map way to introduce and teach 8th grade informational text standard CCSS RI.8.8.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; how do good readers recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
This includes the two-page bellringer activity, five texts to practice the lesson with completed Thinking Maps, framed and unframed Thinking Map to use with the texts, and the essential question and focus questions to be printed for classroom display while you are working on this skill. Plus, a bonus of three additional texts that are formatted and ready to go! WHAT A BARGAIN! This also now includes the Making Inferences and Read Like A Detective posters that I have added to my store and a brief lesson plan! I just added my newly updated bellringer sheet that includes a new backside--it requires the students to check their learning after each text. It's a great way for them to learn to monitor their thinking and learning; plus, it gives you feedback so that you know how to help them! It has really been helping me to help my students this year!
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