Grade 6 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2, Lesson 7

Student undertaking close read of text.

This lesson is very similar in structure to Lessons 3 and 5. It is the second lesson in the two-day cycle focused on the third stanza of the poem “If.” Students dig deeper into interpreting the meaning of the third stanza, with teacher questioning using the close reading guide. Students answer more of the questions independently in this lesson in order to gradually release them in preparation for the mid-unit assessment.
• 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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