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285 resources with the concept making inferences

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Close Reading and Charting, Part I: The Iroquois People in Modern Times

For Teachers 4th Standards
How have things changed and stayed the same for the Iroquois? This question leads the lesson plan on using a T-chart as an effective close reading skill when using informational text. This plan has learners use sticky notes to record...
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Capturing Main Ideas and Details: How Life is Changing for The Iroquois

For Teachers 4th Standards
“What were some of the good changes that the Europeans brought to the Iroquois?” “What were some of the difficult changes the Europeans brought to the Iroquois?” Learners use details from The Iroquois to identify the main idea of a text...
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Paragraph Writing

For Teachers 4th Standards
Constructing a paragraph from notes using close reading skills and visible thinking strategies is the focus of a great plan that is part of a larger unit. In earlier lessons, 4th graders deconstructed informational text and learned how...
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Taking Notes Using a Graphic Organizer, Part 1: The Iroquois: A Six Nations Confederacy

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders tackle the close reading skill of learning how to find the main idea and details within informational text. A graphic organizer is provided to help learners navigate taking note-taking skills with the book, The Iroquois: A...
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Taking Notes Using a Graphic Organizer Part II: Inferring What Was Important to The Iroquois

For Teachers 4th Standards
To practice identifying the main idea of a passage and identifying details that support this idea statement, pairs read together “Role of men and Women” from The Iroquois. In addition, learners are asked to draw inferences about what was...
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End-Of-Unit 2 Assessment: On-Demand Analytical Essay About How Esperanza Changes Over Time

For Teachers 5th Standards
Close the unit on Esperanza Rising with an in-class analytic essay on how Esperanza changes over the course of the novel. Writers can use any of their notes and work from the unit as well as their drafts of the first two paragraphs of...
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Paragraph Writing, Part II

For Teachers 5th Standards
Come up with a list of requirements for this expository essay on Esperanza's character in Esperanza Rising as a class and use the list to guide class writing. Here, learners will complete the first paragraph, discuss their notes for the...
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Paragraph Writing, Part 1: How Esperanza Responds on the Train (Revisiting Chapter 5: "Las Guayabas/Guavas")

For Teachers 5th Standards
When your class members have completed the novel Esperanza Rising, they will be ready to write an expository essay on how Esperanza responds to events and what this says about her character. Set your pupils up for success by starting out...
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Writing, Critique, and Revising: Two-Voice Poems (Chapter 14: "Las Ucas/Grapes")

For Teachers 5th Standards
Continue work on the two-piece poem that compares two characters from Esperanza Rising. Give class members a few minutes to finish their drafts. After they have a complete product, model how to critique and edit the poems with one group....
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Gathering Evidence and Drafting a Two-Voice Poem (Chapter 13: "Los Duraznos/Peaches")

For Teachers 5th Standards
Begin class with a short comprehension quiz and review and then move into a new genre: two-voice poems. The activity provides information about this type of poetry as well as a video example made by eighth graders that you can show your...
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Contrasting Perspectives: Should the Farmworkers in Esperanza Rising Go On Strike? (Chapter 12: "Los Esparragos/Asparagus")

For Teachers 5th Standards
Explore multiple perspectives through a jigsaw activity that will improve your pupils' understanding of the characters in Esperanza Rising as well as their understanding of strikes and human rights. Tapping into prior knowledge, and...
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Characters Changing Over Time (Chapter 10: "Las Papas/Potatos")

For Teachers 5th Standards
Engage further in Esperanza Rising with a focus on close reading and metaphor. Class members zero in on the tenth chapter, examining characters and big ideas. Pupils discuss the text in small groups and as a whole class, and participate...
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Inferring About Characters Based on How They Respond to Challenges (Chapter 4: "Los Higos/Figs")

For Teachers 5th Standards
How do you know what a character's personality is like if an author doesn't tell you? With a focus on character development in Esperanza Rising, pupils complete a jigsaw activity to analyze the actions of Mama, Abuelita, and Miguel. Once...
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Inferring About Characters Based on How They Respond to Challenges (Chapter 3: "Las Papayas/Papayas")

For Teachers 5th Standards
Start off your day with a quick reading comprehension quiz about chapter three of Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. After they complete the quiz, pupils participate in a discussion and look closely at the text. A strong Common Core...
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Getting to Know Esperanza (Chapter 2: “Las Uvas/Grapes”)

For Teachers 5th Standards
Delve into Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan with close reading and evidence-based, text-dependent questions. Part of a unit series, this well-sequenced, Common Core designed instructional activity draws on material from the previous...
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Choosing Songs for the Film Soundtrack

For Teachers 8th Standards
Music has the power to bring topics alive. Learners take on the role of sound director in their film planning and choose the songs to accompany their photographs. They must also support their decisions with evidence and reasoning as they...
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Is There a Wocket in my Pocket?

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Accompany Dr. Seuss' Is There a Wocket in my Pocket? with this graphic organizer. Young readers make inferences about why the main character has certain feelings towards the creatures found in the story. 
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Finding Themes in Literature

For Teachers 5th - 9th
It's no easy task to explain to young readers how to recognize the theme or themes of literary works. Get some help from this colorful presentation.
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The Fox and the Crow

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Test your pupils' reading comprehension skills with a brief exercise. Learners read a short passage and then respond to three multiple choice questions about the text.
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Rudyard Kipling's "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi": Mixing Fact and Fiction

For Students 3rd - 9th Standards
"Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," from The Jungle Book, offers young readers a chance to examine how Rudyard Kipling uses setting and personification to bring to life the brave mongoose who battles cobras to protect his family. Class members explore...
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The Wolf's Chicken Stew

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners complete pre-reading, writing, and post-reading activities for the book The Wolf's Chicken Stew. In this guided reading lesson plan, learners complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions,...