Classroom activity for 2-3 class span, depending; Uses group work, independent work, speaking activity and reflection in real life situation to hone critical thinking skills and awareness of inference, connotation, and motivation or point of view. Download includes: Common Core Standards addressed, Directions, Student Handouts, Support Documents, and Reflective Writing Assessment (KS Wordsmithy)
Strand: Speaking and Listening
Subtopic: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
o CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.6 - 12.6. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Strand: Informational Text
Subtopic: Craft and Structure
o CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language
Strand: Knowledge of Language
o CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.