This lesson fits into the 6th Grade Scholastic Codex Unit 2- Live Your Dream. In this lesson, students focus on close reading questions that ask students to interpret and analyze Obama's use of language in the excerpt from his memoir "Dreams from My Father" This product contains 10 files:
1) Microsoft Word Document Detailed Lesson Plan
2) Acitvinspire Flipchart File for display on a Smart Board/Projection Screen.
3) Word documents:
a. Jigsaw Question handouts for students- contains question, excerpt of paragraphs students need for answering the question, and space to plan their jigsaw share out presentations
b. Modified versions of Jigsaw handout- scaffolded with guiding questions to support students with disabilities, SR's and/or ELL's.
c. exit ticket self assessment focusing on student use of accountable talk
d. Jigsaw assignment student group planning chart
e. copy of the codex workbook close reading questions that focus on language analysis (for teacher reference/planning)
f. teacher copy of the close reading questions with answer key (available in original format from the codex teacher's guide)
g. Question cards with guiding questions- can be used to scaffold activity
h. planning and guiding questions sentence frames to support student presentations of their jigsaw question(s).