Lesson Plan

Cite Textual Evidence; Make Inferences

Direct students to focus their attention on text when approaching unknown words and information.
Mary A.
Classroom teacher
Tequesta Trace Middle School
Weston, United States
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My Grades 6
My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to integrate information presented in different media or formats and determine the meanings of words and phrases, including technical meanings. 

English Language Arts
Grades 6
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1 Hook

Before watching the video, display concrete examples of sound and visual elements students will encounter in the online exhibit. Explain the terms animated, still, and narration. 

Student Instructions

As you view the animated video, consider how the information is presented. Notice how the video introduces and explains new terms and ideas using text, sound, and visuals. 

2 Direct Instruction

Set up classes using the OneNote application.  Use the tutorials if needed to get started.  Create notebook sections and pages for students to use as study guides and resources.  Dedicate one section of the online digital notebook to "Media Analysis" create a page titled, "Wired for Fear" Have students draw pictures, or import visuals from the Internet to reflect their own fears. 

Student Instructions

Follow instructions from the teacher on how to set up a OneNote digital notebook.  Create sections and pages in the notebook to keep your ideas and lessons focused and organized. 

3 Guided Practice

Use the "Learning Farm" website to practice citing textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Student Instructions

Make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding.

4 Independent Practice

Activity: Investigating

Students should view the video one more time on their own.  After viewing, students should update their online digital notebook to reflect any additional information or text they may have missed during the lesson. 

Student Instructions

Review the video.  Try to capture additional information and inferences you may have missed during the first viewing.  Add any evidence you find to your online digital notebook. 

5 Wrap-Up

Activity: Other — Complete the "exit" ticket before the end of class.

Create an exit ticket for students to complete before the end of the class.  Make sure to include a rubric, and self-assessment section for students to complete. 

Student Instructions

Complete the exit ticket before the end of class.  Make sure to include your name, date, and period.  Please fill out the entire ticket to get credit for today's class.