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Reading Bundle #1
This mini-lesson uses the song "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega to teach the following ELA READING LITERATURE STANDARD:
CITE THE TEXTUAL EVIDENCE THAT MOST STRONGLY SUPPORTS AN ANALYSIS OF WHAT THE TEXT SAYS EXPLICITLY AS WELL AS INFERENCES DRAWN FROM THE TEXT.
Citing textual evidence is at the heart of every State Test. Let this lesson act as a memorable introduction to the skill. Students will be instantly drawn to the hypnotic voice and mysterious circumstances found within this classic song. Use it as a mini-lesson before applying the same steps to larger pieces of literature that you are currently studying in class. This FIVE-PAGE handout is ready to print-and-use.
The packet includes:
+ A note-taking page that introduces the standard and why it is important
+ A handout that walks students through annotating and analyzing evidence
+ Copy of Song Lyrics
+ Handout that requires an inference-based writing response
+ Teacher Answer Key for every section