Inferring Author’s Opinions and Writing Opinion Statements: Journalists’ Opinions about Segregation Post–World War II (Promises to Keep, Pages 22–25)

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Let's play ball! Scholars summarize information from Promises to Keep about segregation in professional baseball after World War II. They then listen as the teacher reads pages 22-25 aloud. Pupils write the gist in their journals of the passage they heard, and then read the passage for a second time and make inferences about the opinions of journalists during that time period.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Compare the information to segregation in other sports throughout history
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson seven of 17 in Grade 5 ELA Module 3A, Unit 2
  • Order of lessons matters
Pros
  • Includes journalist questions for forming opinions
  • Offers ideas for meeting the needs of struggling readers
Cons
  • None