Grade 8 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 14

Students conducting close read of text.

In this lesson, students do a close read of Chapter 5 to practice analyzing figurative language, as well as making inferences about the text.
• For the opening, students engage in Quiz-Quiz-Trade. They were introduced to it first in Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 4.
• In this lesson, students will engage in the Chalk Talk protocol. They were first introduced to this in Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 2. It will be used differently here. Instead of grouping the students, they should walk from chart to chart in order to think about all four questions.
• In advance: Make copies of the vocabulary strips and cut them out. Prepare for the Chalk Talk. Post the text-dependent questions on chart paper around the room. Consider spreading them out to allow students to easily access them.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.8.1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly...
RI.8.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative,...
L.8.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8...

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