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GOALS: Students will look at two different texts (short story, picture), and develop skills and strategies to look closely at small details to analyze probability of events and provide relevant evidence that lead to their inferences. Once they have analyzed the text, students will use a graphic organizer to organize their information and write an argument that will support their claims/analysis of the text. Students can share their findings with each other and debate those findings using the evidence they find.
HOW STUDENTS WILL DO THIS: Students will read a scenario and view a picture and determine what evidence is relevant and outline the events that took place using the probability of the evidence. Students will use the graphic organizer to trace and evaluate their analysis using the text and the picture to help them figure out the crime.
*I DO NOT CLAIM OWNERSHIP OF THESE STORIES OR PICTURES. THESE STORIES WERE CREATED BY LAWRENCE TREAT AND ILLUSTRATED BY KATHLEEN BAROWIK. EACH STORY CAME FROM THE BOOK “YOU’RE THE DETECTIVE.” THE FORMAT OF THE BOOK IS NOT VERY USEFUL FOR STUDENTS, SO I HAVE REFORMATTED THE QUESTIONS AND THE PICTURES TO BE MORE ENGAGING AND EASIER FOR STUDENTS TO ANSWER.
COMMON CORE STANDARDS:
RL 6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
W 6.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
SL 6.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
SL 6.2: Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
SL 6.3: Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
SL 6.4: Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.