Common Core Instruction: Developing a Claim Comparing the Themes of Two Poems

Common Core Instruction: Developing a Claim Comparing the Themes of Two Poems

Common Core Instruction: Developing a Claim Comparing the Themes of Two Poems

This ELA Common Core lesson features eighth grade students from Unadilla Valley Central School in New Berlin, NY. The lesson focuses on ELA Standards RL.8.5 and RL.8.6. In pairs, students compare the themes of two poems they have read several times, develop claims and cite evidence to support their claims. Teacher Julie Koster models effective questioning in order to push her students' thinking.