Vocabulary Power: The Healthcare Debate

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Learning Objective

Today I am learning to use text from the article to identify and define key terms used in the health care debate.

I know I understand when I am identify key terms and relate these terms to the article’s central debate using evidence from the text.

Students will be able toprovide in-text definition of given terms and explain their connection to the central idea using at least two relevant facts from the text that helps the reader understand what the definition of the word is and how it relates to the main idea.

Learning Standard

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

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