Introduction to Newsela 5

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Start building a collaborative classroom culture with Newsela. In the final part of our introductory 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

  • Today I am learning…to 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 beyond 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 Standard

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.7.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.2.F
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.

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