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Close Reading Exemplar: Living Like Weasels

Resource ID#: 38385

Primary Type: Lesson Plan


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.
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
Instructional Design Framework(s): Direct Instruction , Writing to Learn
Resource Collection: CPALMS


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