The anchor text for this activity is "The Great Law of Peace (Iroquois Constitution). A website is listed for free access to the text.
Determine the main idea of a text
Use commas and quotation marks to cite evidence from a text
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what a text says explicitly
Students will read the text using Close Reading skills, determine the main idea for sections of the Iroquois Constitution, and cite examples from the text to answer text-dependent questions.
Whole Class or Partner Activity (Teacher's Choice)
Exit Ticket that assesses the activity
Answer Key for the Exit Ticket
RI.4.1 I will learn to explain what a text says using specific details from the text.
RI.4.2 I will learn to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported y key details.
RI.4.4 I will learn to determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
L.4.4 I will learn to use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
L.4.2.b I will learn to use commas and quotation marks to mark quotations from a text.
SL.4.1 I will learn to engage effectively in a collaborative conversation.