INFORMATIONAL TEXT LESSON{Analyzing A Letter from a Principal}

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One of the most important skills of close reading, is the ability to identify and decipher subtle tone through word choice and style - this lesson will help hone this skill.

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This lesson could be used as part of a larger unit on studying informational texts, or a reading unit. Or, alternatively, it would make a great substitute lesson!

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STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN
This step-by-step plan will guide you through the lesson, providing you with discussion prompts and tips for teaching.

THE TEXT: A letter from Principal Price
In this lesson, students have to closely analyze a letter from a principal to parents. In this letter, the writer very subtly conveys a stern, but extremely diplomatic message. Students have to analyze the language in order to decipher this underlying point.

LANGUAGE, GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY
This one-page graphic organizer helps students with a close reading of the linguistic features of the letter - there are exercises here to help students analyze the techniques of persuasion used, word choice analysis and grammar questions.
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COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
Included in this lesson pack is THREE LEVELS of comprehension questions - these will help with a close reading of the letter (often asking students to cite textual evidence in support of their answers). Moreover, the three varying levels of difficulty will help facilitate differentiated learning.
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INFORMATIONAL TEXT LESSON{Analyzing A Letter from a Principal}
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