PPT in PDF is to analyze the story, specifically the theme of poverty. I use this PPT to model how to use sentences from the story as supportive evidence. Then students select another story and work in groups to find a theme and supportive evidence. Terrific activity to promote critical thinking and cooperative learning.
Common Core Standards:
Identify the main idea and most supporting details contained in culturally authentic materials using electronic information and other sources related to targeted themes.
Recognize familiar words and phrases understand the main idea and infer the meaning of some highly contextualized unfamiliar spoken or written words in culturally authentic materials using electronic information and other sources related to targeted themes.
Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words and phrases in academic and formal contexts.
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