When reading a story, students may be asked to identify the lesson. (CCSS 1.RL.2, 2.RL.2, 3.RL.2)
In this download, you will find an anchor mat that can be used during initial instruction to explore what a lesson is. As a formative assessment piece, students can complete the anchor mat independently to monitor if understanding is being maintained.
Also included in this download is an organizer that students can fill out while reading a story independently. After they identify the lesson of a story, students can add text evidence that can be used to support their thinking. Students also can complete this organizer with a partner.
Some of the images on these pages are in color, but the pages can be printed in grayscale to save ink.
Or students can put the pages into a plastic sleeve and use a wipe-off marker to respond.
Or using a document camera, the pages can be projected onto a whiteboard. Students can respond on sticky notes and then add their sticky notes to each section. Students then can compare their ideas.
Recycle the skill throughout the year. Vary the level of scaffolding needed based on student readiness levels.
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