•QuickWrite: Should zoos exist in the United States? Why or why not? Explain in 5-7 sentences.
MAKING A CONNECTION: Today we revisit a common reading strategy used to analyze a text – compare and contrast. Last week, we closely read an article that compared fictional planets in Star Wars, to actual planets in the outer galaxy. This week we will compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events [on a topic] with that of another
Close Reading Strategy
•TW: Ask students to number the paragraphs
Read 1-TW (model read aloud) read and annotate Paragraphs 1-5
SW: Annotate and read along
•TW: Pose a question: What is the big picture of the text? What did I find interesting about this text?
Read 2 –TW: Read again [Paragraphs 1-5] and ask students to think about what type of language the author used to convey his message?
•SW: Write what they the thought about the type of language the author used to convey his message?
SW: Discuss What was just wrote about the type of language the author used to convey his message?
Read 3 TW: will read again and ask students: What is the authors reason for including paragraph 4? Do you agree or disagree with the Hot Topic?
Read 4- TW: Reading (paragraphs 10 & 11)
•TW: have students put it all together: How did the author present the information?
THE ESSENTIAL QUESTION:
Was the author neutral??? Some paragraphs are for and some are against….What does the author say to support your reasoning??
•Essential Question: Do you think the author is for zoo’s or against zoo’s? What does the author say to support your reasoning?
•SW: Create a T chart for this text [Text 1] and document how the author presents the information
•Example: neutral, facts, statistics, names of organizations, problem/solution, argument, counter claims
Student will share & turn in completed T Chart