Inferring about Character: Close Reading of the Poem “Inside Out” and Introducing QuickWrites

Grab a partner! Scholars partner up to take a second look at the verse novel Inside Out & Back Again. They discuss questions about and connections to the novel and then learn how to properly complete a Quick Write task. To finish, individuals examine a model example in the teacher journal.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Rotate partners throughout the unit
Classroom Considerations
  • Uses document camera and timer
  • Lesson three of 14 in Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 1
Pros
  • Includes independent and peer thinking
  • Gives a timeline for the lesson
Cons
  • None