Mid-Unit Assessment: Comparing and Contrasting Two Texts: Simulated Research

Shoo fly. Scholars read DDT Spray Scares Mosquitoes Away, Study Finds and You Think You Have It Tough? to complete a mid-unit assessment. The learners compare and contrast author presentation and conduct a credibility check on each source. They also demonstrate what they have learned about defining research vocabulary.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Provide two different colored highlighters for pupils to mark similarities and differences in the text
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson nine of 15 in Grade 6 ELA Module 4, Unit 2
  • Requires completing lessons in order
  • Students need dictionaries
Pros
  • Offers sample responses
  • Includes completed graphic organizers for teacher reference
Cons
  • None