Reading Closely for Textual Details: "We, as a people, will get to the promised land!"

Take another look—there are probably more details than readers realize. Scholars analyze nine texts in a five-part unit that contains 21 activities to find textual details. Activities include close reading, independent reading, discussion, and fleshing out ideas in graphic organizers. Optional assessments include a reflective narrative and discussion of the unit.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate with history, government, and/or judicial system
Classroom Considerations
  • Suggests using an additional CSI video in part one
  • Sequence of the text is important to the unit
Pros
  • Suggests extended readings
  • Makes use of videos as well as text 
Cons
  • None