Grade 7 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 3

Middle school students in classroom.

In the early lessons in this unit, students are introduced to several new routines to support them in their reading of Lyddie.Therefore, there is more modeling than usual of how to do specific routines. Students watch you model how to use the Reader’s Notes to complete the daily Checking for Understanding entry task, as well as strategies students might use to make meaning of this text when reading for homework.
• The lesson provides significant scripting as a resource for teachers. However, consider what type of modeling will best support your students and adapt the modeling to meet their needs.
• This lesson introduces the Checking for Understanding entry task. In this routine, students answer several questions about the previous night’s homework using only their Reader’s Notes (not the book). Decide how you want to collect these and use the information, and communicate that clearly to students in this lesson. Especially during the first part of the unit, consider the entry task as useful formative data to guide your instruction (rather than as an assessment to be counted for a grade). Also encourage students to use the entry task as self-checks: If they can answer the questions correctly, they are understanding the reading they are doing for homework; if they cannot, they should consider how they might change their homework practices (for example, by doing more rereading).

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as...
RL.7.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the...
SL.7.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led...

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