Grade 6 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2, Lesson 3

Teacher discussing text with student.

This lesson is the second in the two-lesson cycle that will be repeated until students have read each stanza of the “If ” poem closely. In this lesson, students dig deeper into the meaning of the first stanza, with teacher questioning using the close reading guide.
• Students then determine rules to live by from the poem, discuss how those rules are communicated, and connect those rules to rules or themes in Bud, Not Buddy.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a...
RL.6.9 Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels...
L.6.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

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