The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln

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"The Gettysburg Address" is the basis of a series of activities that not only model for learners how to conduct a close reading of a text, but also how a close reading can help them comprehend a difficult text. The detailed, step-by-step plan includes an appendix of supplemental activities, other versions of the speech, a vocabulary list, and guiding questions with instructional commentary.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Includes the rationale for the close reading approach used
  • Carefully scaffolded
  • Includes activities designed for both social studies and ELA classes
  • Provides an exercise modeling the difference between text-dependent and non-text-dependent questions
Cons

  • Strong readers may find the approach too repetitive