Grade 6 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2, Lesson 4

Student conducting close read of text.

In this lesson and the next, students repeat the two-lesson cycle from Lessons 2 and 3. Students will do first and second reads of Stanza 2 from the poem “If ” in this lesson. The first purpose of these reads is to continue developing knowledge of poem structure with an emphasis on punctuation. The second purpose is for students to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases in a poem using context clues.
• This lesson continues scaffolding students toward the mid-unit assessment, in which they will compare and contrast how an author creates similar themes in the poem “If ” and the novel Bud, Not Buddy.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and...
RL.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a...

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