Asking Probing Questions and Choosing a Research Topic

This Asking Probing Questions and Choosing a Research Topic lesson plan also includes:

Begin the writing journey of an evidence-based essay detailing a rule to live by with a variety of activities to familiarize learners with the topic and jump start the brainstorming process. First, pupils take part in an in-depth review and discussion of the performance task; then, they practice posing questions and paraphrasing; and finally, exit the lesson with their chosen research topic. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the homework or in-class discussion questions in the form of a classroom blog post 
  • Create a vocabulary wall displaying the words and definitions pupils find in their independent reading book 
  • Display Bud's rules to familiarize class members with the ones presented in the book
Classroom Considerations
  • Scholars should come prepared with having read an independent reading book
  • The 15th in a series of 17 lesson plans designed to accompany Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • To access required materials from previous lessons, search the Included Materials section 
  • Teacher notes explain how each activity meets the needs of learners
  • Cooperative learning strategies are incorporated into the lesson
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Common Core