Making Evidence-Based Claims About Literary Technique: Raymond Carver

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Your class explores one of the most complex human emotions when they read Carver's "What we talk about when we talk about love." Using the seventh installment in a 10-part series, scholars learn how to construct an evidence-based claim and support it with textual evidence. The resource is perfect practice and preparation for the end-of-year state tests and provides your pupils with a lifetime skill. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair a reading strategy with the text to practice
  • Extend the lesson by having your class compare and contrast the theme of the story and how it's developed with another short story you've read
Classroom Considerations

  • Decide ahead of time how to assess your students by reviewing options at the end of the resource
Pros

  • Easy to adapt activities to other fiction and non-fiction texts you read throughout the year
  • Rigorous text challenges your class
Cons

  • None