Grade 6 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2, Lesson 8

Students taking assessments at their desks.

In this lesson, students complete the mid-unit assessment using the final stanza of the poem, which they haven’t yet worked with.
• The fourth stanza is challenging, and as this is an assessment, students are not able to work through the in-depth questioning they have completed with the other stanzas to better understand the meaning. As a result, before students answer questions about the meaning of the stanza of the poem in part two of the assessment, there is a vocabulary discussion that is not part of the assessment. This ensures students are familiar with most of the vocabulary before they have to answer questions about the meaning of the stanza.
• Assess student responses on the mid-unit assessment using the Grade 6 2-Point Rubric—Short Response and the answer key in the supporting materials of this lesson.

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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.6.7 Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing...
RL.6.9 Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels...

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