Back to School Lesson 4: Middle School

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Welcome back. Start building a collaborative classroom culture with Newsela. In the final part of our Back to School lesson series, students will apply content from a Newsela article to develop high level questions and articulate their evidence reasoning. To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below. 

Curriculum Connections 

  • ELA 
  • Social Studies 
  • Science

Newsela Article

Learning Objective and Essential Questions

  • Today I am use key words in my questioning, thinking, and predicting practice.
  • So I can...identify the different level of abstract and text-based questioning techniques and identify key words in reading and writing.
  • I know I understand when...I can develop my own questions beyong literal recall questions.
  • Students will be able to...develop their own questions based on Bloom's Taxonomy of Questioning and articulate their connection to text evidence.

Learning Standards

Common Core Standards for English:


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