Lesson Plan

Inferences and Quotes as Proof

Got quotes? Use this lesson plan to teach your EL students how to select appropriate quotes from the text that support their conclusions! Use this lesson on its own or as support to The Not-So-Great Depression: Bud, Not Buddy lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the The Not-So-Great Depression: Bud, Not Buddy lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to summarize text and cite quotes as evidence.

Language

Students will be able to cite evidence with quotation marks using sentence frames.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Read the student-friendly language objective aloud and perform a choral reread with your students.
  • Show students a T-chart poster labeled "Student" on the left and a Dorothea Lange image from the Great Depression posted on the right.
  • Allow students as a group to write words, phrases, or sentences telling what they think is going on in the photo. Instruct students to write their name in the left column, and their comment in the right column. For a larger class, create more than one identical poster and split students into groups.