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ELA Activity: Grade 6, Unit 2, Activity 16—Reflecting on Marley: Textual Evidence
In this activity, students read a memoir. They identify and interpret textual evidence that supports a claim and then apply their learning to an explanatory writing prompt.
ELA Activity: Grade 7, Unit 2, Activity 6—Evaluating Sources: How Credible Are They?
In this activity, students evaluate research sources for authority, credibility, timeliness, and purpose/audience. They distinguish between primary and secondary sources, and they evaluate a website's content and identity to determine the appropriateness of a source.
ELA Activity: Grade 8, Unit 1, Activity 6—The Departure
In this activity, students analyze "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh" by Ray Bradbury for archetypal structure, narrative techniques, and meaning. Then, applying what they learn about structure, they begin drafting the opening of their own Hero's Journey narrative.
Close Reading Workshop: Grade 6, STEM, Activity 1
As the first of four activities, students engage in guided reading of text focused on topics in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).
Writing Workshop: Grade 8, Response to Informational Text, Activity 1
As the first of four activities, student analyze a model text to learn how to write a well-crafted response to informational text.