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This lesson focuses on students reading- and rereading- an unfamiliar, rigorous text to answer text dependent questions. The lesson, PowerPoint, and worksheets are all included and focus on the following Common Core Standards for 7th grade:
R.I.7.1 How can we cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text?
R.I.7.2 How can we provide an objective summary of the text?
This assignment also addresses text complexity. The text is challenging enough that students will benefit from reading more than once. Yet, it is not too rigorous for 7th graders.
Make sure you can access the article: "Scissors That Cut Perfectly Straight Lines—Every Time!"
Due to copyright laws, I cannot include the article. It is easy to find on-line!
The article is a great article to use with text dependent questions. If you can print out the article, this product provides EVERYTHING else!
Included is a PowerPoint, worksheet, Exit Ticket, a lesson plan (complete with essential question, activating strategy, teaching and assessment strategies, etc) and more.
The slides on the PowerPoint go along with the lesson.
Text dependent questions are all the buzz at our district. I hope you enjoy this lesson; I'm sure the students will find it quite interesting and informative!