Grade 9 English: Reading Closely and Analyzing a Character
This Common Core video features 9th Grade students from The World of Inquiry School in Rochester City, NY. The lesson focuses on standard RL.9-10.1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. and SL.9-10.1: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions...with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. Students are analyzing a short exerpt from St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves and working in small groups to discuss the focus questions. The teach, Mr. Zwahlen asks effective probing questions to encourage the students to dig further into the text.