Grade 7 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 11

Student conducting a close read of text.

In this lesson, students reread selected passages carefully to gather and analyze textual evidence about why Lyddie should or should not sign the petition. They record the textual evidence they find on the Odell Forming Evidence-Based Claims graphic organizers (from Lesson 10; one for and one against signing the petition).
• Students have the opportunity to talk through the evidence they might use—to orally practice the type of argument they will be making in their essay. This type of oral practice is essential in helping students write strong essays. When students can explain
something coherently, they are much closer to writing that idea down in a coherent way.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as...
RL.7.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the...
SL.7.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led...

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