Grade 6 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 10

Student discussing content from close read of text with teacher.

This lesson is similar in structure to Lessons 6 and 8. Lesson 10 is the first lesson in the final series of the two-lesson cycle and has students reading for gist and determining the meaning of unknown words from context. In Lesson 11, they dig deeper into the short extract by answering text-dependent questions.
• In this lesson, students have greater responsibility, working in triads to determine the meaning of words and the gist without teacher modeling.
• In advance: Read Paragraphs 15–26 of the speech, focusing on the gist. Prepare equipment to play the TED Talk video of the speech timed 09:00–14:32. If this equipment is unavailable, you can read Paragraphs 15–26 aloud to the class.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences...
RI.6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative,...

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