Close Reading: Paragraph 4 of “Refugee and Immigrant Children: A Comparison”

Why is reading a text closely a useful skill? Using the 13th of 20 lessons from the Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 2 series, scholars continue reading the informational text "Refugee and Immigrant Children: A Comparison." They work with partners to determine the gist of paragraph four. Next, they take a deeper look at the reading by answering text-dependent questions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have small groups discuss how pairing fiction and nonfiction texts help people make real-world connections while reading
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects that teachers implement the lessons in order
  • Students need copies of the novel Inside Out & Back Again 
Pros
  • Includes tips for meeting the needs of English learners
  • Provides teaching notes for successful implementation
Cons
  • None
Common Core