Reading for Gist: “Middle Ages” Excerpt 1

Dig deep. Scholars dig deep for meaning while reading Middle Ages Excerpt 1. They begin by finding unfamiliar words and adding them to a word catcher. Pupils then take a close look at adversity in the text and complete an anchor chart.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask pupils to compare adversity in the Middle Ages to adversity in today's time
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson two in Grade 6 ELA Module 2B Unit 1
  • Must complete lessons in order
  • Requires background knowledge of the Middle Ages
  • Includes a close reading guide for teachers
  • Lists vocabulary words to teach along with the text
  • None
Common Core