Identifying Author’s Opinion and Evidence: The Value of Sports in People’s Lives, Part I

Just like instant replay, it's time to take a closer look! Pupils work together to add ideas to a Close Readers Do These Things anchor chart. They then put their knowledge to the test as they read an informational article about the importance of sports in American culture and complete a graphic organizer. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • As a lesson warm-up, have students engage in a turn and talk to share about their favorite sports to watch and play 
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson two from the seven-part Grade 5 ELA Module 3A, Unit 1 series
  • Order matters
  • Requires a document camera or projector
Pros
  • Provides differentiation strategies
  • Includes thorough teaching notes
Cons
  • None
Common Core