This lesson directly addresses standard RI.2.8 using the text, Should You Be Afraid of Sharks from ReadWorks.org. (The site requires a log-in, but it is free!)
The anchor chart will help to introduce the skill of describing how reasons support specific points the author makes. Included in this lesson are individual steps that the teacher will need to do in order to implement the lesson. In addition to the blank graphic organizer, there is an answer key for teacher use. Finally, you will find a scaffolded writing worksheet that will push students even deeper within the standard.