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Identifying Key Ideas and Supporting Details
Part Two: Modeling

In this clip, Ms. Hoard "thinks aloud" as she annotates the first section of text from the day's reading on Ancient Egypt. Ms. Hoard models taking notes on challenging vocabulary words and concepts. She also shows the students how to fill-in the graphic organizer.
Grade 6 | History | Common Core Standards: RI.6 and RH.6-8
Teacher: Jodi Hoard, Mariano Azuela ES, Chicago, IL

Lesson summary

Teachers can help students develop critical reading skills by demonstrating specific reading behaviors that successful readers use during reading, including making connections and asking questions. In this clip, Ms. Hoard "thinks aloud" as she annotates the first section of text from the day's reading on Ancient Eygpt. Ms. Hoard models taking notes on challenging vocabulary words and concepts. She also shows the students how to fill-in the graphic organizer.

Things to watch for:

  • Ms. Hoard models making a connection between the next text and a text the class has previously read
  • An explanation of the words coffin and inscription, making sure students know the meaning before continuing to read
  • Ms. Hoard demonstrates how to complete the graphic organizer
  • Ms. Hoard asks students to consider what could be inferred from the reading
  • A specific reference to related strategies, specifically making connections and predictions

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Alignment to Common Core Standards

Reading Standards for Informational Text 6

Key Ideas and Details

  • Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1)

Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-8

Key Ideas and Details

  • Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.1)
  • 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.6-8.2)

Aligned Teaching Materials

Ms. Hoard's students are working to understand more about life for everyday people in Ancient Egypt. Her resources include:

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