Grade 4 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 4

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  • Focus on the difference between explicit and inferred information and how the two support one another. Readers need explicit information in order to infer; they then can use additional explicit information to confirm what they infer.
  • The purpose of this lesson is to help students learn how to keep going back to the text, and to think about how the words and images go together. It is important that students do not over rely on images when they make an inference.
  • In this lesson students work in the same groups they did when examining the mystery documents in Lesson 1. Remember those groups, or form new groups of four or five.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when...
RI.4.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs,...
SL.4.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led...

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