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Informational Text: Close Reading

Use a student-friendly glossary and sentence frames to learn about wild weather! Scaffolds will help your students answer text-dependent questions. This lesson can be paired with the main Informational Text: Close Reading lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Informational Text: Close Reading lesson plan.

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Academic

Students will be able to answer text-based questions about informational passages.

Language

Students will be able to answer text-based questions about an informational passage with conjunctions using sentence frames.

Introduction

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Answering Questions About Wild, Wild WeatherUsing Conjunctions to Connect FactsTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives Reference
  • Ask ELs to turn and talk to their partner, discussing the following question: "How do you find important information in a text?" (Note: integrate ELs L1 when appropriate.)
  • Ask partners to write one reading strategy on their whiteboard.
  • Have one partner hold up the whiteboard, while the other partner reads aloud the idea when called on.
  • Emphasize the following two reading strategies:
    • understanding the meaning of key vocabulary words
    • paying attention to important details
  • Tell the class that today they are going to work together to answer questions about informative reading passages using these two reading strategies.

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