Close Reading Exemplar: Living Like Weasels: The goal of this four-day exemplar is to give students the opportunity to use the reading and writing habits they?ve been practicing on a regular basis to discover the rich language and life lesson embedded in Dillard?s text. By reading and rereading the passage closely and focusing their reading through a series of questions and discussion about the text, students will be equipped to unpack Dillard?s essay. When combined with writing about the passage, students will learn to appreciate how Dillard?s writing contains a deeper message and derive satisfaction from the struggle to master complex text.
Subject(s): NGSSS: Science, CCSS: English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators
Resource supports reading in content area: Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: close reading, informative writing, science
Instructional Component Type(s): Lesson Plan
Resource Collection: CPALMS
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This Close Reading exemplar was provided by Just Read, Florida! The lesson was developed for Florida teachers by Student Achievement Partners (http://www.achievethecore.org), with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Name of Author/Source: Student Achievement Partners for Just Read, Florida!
Resource recommended by: Meghan Hauptli (Send an Email)
Email of Author/Source: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
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