Analyzing Text Structure: “The Shakespeare Shakedown”

Pupils continue reading and discussing Simon Schama's article "The Shakespeare Shakedown." They work together to analyze the article's paragraph structure, completing a note-catcher worksheet along the way.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have students read additional nonfiction texts for extra practice with analyzing paragraph structure 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a document camera or another method of projection 
  • Fifth of 18 lessons from the Grade 8 ELA Module 2B, Unit 1 series
  • Includes suggestions for meeting the needs of all learner types
  • Provides a close reading guide for teacher reference
  • None
Common Core