Examining How Word Choice Contributes to Tone and Meaning: Close Reading of “Wet and Crying”

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Scholars participate in a Write-Pair-Share activity while answering questions about word meaning in "Wet and Crying." They use their Write-Pair-Share note-catchers to guide their thoughts and then share with the class. After group sharing, they prepare for an independent writing task.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss how to locate important words that develop a text's meaning
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson 12 of 14 in Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 1
  • Complete lessons in order
Pros

  • Includes tips for meeting the needs of all students
  • Offers an agenda with time outlines for activities 
Cons

  • None
Common Core