Lesson Plan


Students will be introduced to the reading strategy of questioning from the text, The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles. They will learn the difference between the 4 types of question-answer relationships.


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LA.6.GLE 0601.1.1: English/Language Arts

Demonstrate control of Standard English through the use of grammar and mechanics (punctuation, capitalization, and spelling).

LA.6.GLE 0601.1.2: English/Language Arts

Employ a variety of strategies and resources to determine the definition, pronunciation, and usage of words and phrases.

LA.6.GLE 0601.1.3: English/Language Arts

Understand and use a variety of sentence structures.

LA.6.GLE 0601.2.1: English/Language Arts

Demonstrate critical listening skills essential for comprehension, evaluation, problem solving, and task completion.

LA.6.GLE 0601.2.2: English/Language Arts

Begin to differentiate between summarizing and paraphrasing.

LA.6.GLE 0601.2.3: English/Language Arts

Begin to distinguish between a summary and a critique.

LA.6.GLE 0601.2.4: English/Language Arts

Identify the thesis and main points of a speech.

LA.6.GLE 0601.2.5: English/Language Arts

Identify the organizational structure of a speech.

LA.6.GLE 0601.2.6: English/Language Arts

Understand strategies for expressing ideas clearly and effectively in a variety of oral contexts.

LA.6.GLE 0601.2.7: English/Language Arts

Deliver effective oral presentations.

LA.6.GLE 0601.2.8: English/Language Arts

Participate in work teams and group discussions.

LA.6.GLE 0601.3.1: English/Language Arts

Write in a variety of modes for a variety of audiences and purposes.

LA.6.GLE 0601.3.2: English/Language Arts

Employ various prewriting strategies.

LA.6.GLE 0601.3.3: English/Language Arts

Organize ideas into an essay with an introduction, developing paragraphs, conclusion, and appropriate transitions.

LA.6.GLE 0601.3.4: English/Language Arts

Refine strategies for editing and revising written work.

LA.6.GLE 0601.4.1: English/Language Arts

Define and narrow a problem or research topic.

LA.6.GLE 0601.4.2: English/Language Arts

Gather relevant information from a variety of print and electronic sources, as well as from direct observation, interviews, and surveys.

LA.6.GLE 0601.4.3: English/Language Arts

Make distinctions about the credibility, reliability, consistency, strengths, and limitations of resources, including information gathered from websites.

LA.6.GLE 0601.4.4: English/Language Arts

Write a research paper, using primary and secondary sources and technology and graphics, as appropriate.

LA.6.GLE 0601.5.1: English/Language Arts

Use logic to make inferences and draw conclusions in a variety of oral and written contexts.

LA.6.GLE 0601.5.2: English/Language Arts

Analyze text for fact-opinion, cause-effect, inferences, evidence, and conclusions.

LA.6.GLE 0601.5.3: English/Language Arts

Explore deductive and inductive reasoning.

LA.6.GLE 0601.5.4: English/Language Arts

Analyze written and oral communication for persuasive devices.

LA.6.GLE 0601.6.1: English/Language Arts

Comprehend and summarize the main ideas and supporting details of informational texts.

LA.6.GLE 0601.6.2: English/Language Arts

Identify the organizational structures of informational texts.

LA.6.GLE 0601.6.3: English/Language Arts

Read, interpret, and analyze text features that support informational texts.

LA.6.GLE 0601.7.1: English/Language Arts

Analyze media for their ability to inform, persuade, and entertain.

LA.6.GLE 0601.7.2: English/Language Arts

Examine the relationship between the visual (e.g., media images, painting, film, graphic arts) and the verbal in media.

LA.6.GLE 0601.7.3: English/Language Arts

Recognize how visual and sound techniques and design elements (e.g., special effects, camera angles, music) carry or influence messages in various media.

LA.6.GLE 0601.7.4: English/Language Arts

Apply and adapt the principles of written composition to create coherent media productions.

LA.6.GLE 0601.8.1: English/Language Arts

Read and comprehend a variety of works from various forms of literature.

LA.6.GLE 0601.8.2: English/Language Arts

Understand the characteristics of various literary genres (e.g., poetry, novel, biography, short story, essay, drama).

LA.6.GLE 0601.8.3: English/Language Arts

Recognize the conventions of various literary genres.

LA.6.GLE 0601.8.4: English/Language Arts

Analyze works of literature for what is suggested about the historical period in which they were written.

LA.6.GLE 0601.8.5: English/Language Arts

Identify and analyze common literary terms (e.g., personification, conflict, theme).

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.1: English/Language Arts

Identify the correct use of nouns (i.e., common/proper, singular/plural, possessives, direct/indirect objects, predicate) and pronouns (i.e., agreement, reflexive, interrogative, demonstrative) within context.

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.2: English/Language Arts

Identify the correct use of verbs (i.e., action/linking, regular/irregular, agreement, perfect tenses, verb phrases) within context.

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.3: English/Language Arts

Identify the correct use of adjectives (i.e., common/proper, comparative/superlative, adjective clauses) and adverbs (i.e., comparative and superlative forms) within context.

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.4: English/Language Arts

Identify the correct use of conjunctions (i.e., coordinating, correlative, subordinating) and interjections within context.

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.5: English/Language Arts

Identify the correct use of prepositional phrases (place correctly according to the words they modify within the sentence) within context.

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.6: English/Language Arts

Identify the correct use of commas (i.e., compound sentences, coordinating conjunctions, introductory words, appositives, interrupters) within context.

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.7: English/Language Arts

Identify within context a variety of appropriate sentence combining techniques (i.e., comma with coordinating conjunction, use of semicolon, introductory phrases or clauses).

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.8: English/Language Arts

Select the most appropriate method to correct a run-on sentence (i.e., conjunctions, semicolons, periods to join or separate elements) within context.

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.9: English/Language Arts

Recognize usage errors occurring within context (i.e., double negatives, troublesome words: {to/too/two, their/there/they're, its/it's, sit/set, lie/lay, affect/effect, may/can, leave/let, teach/learn, accept/except, capitol/capital, principle/principal, between/among, rise/raise, stationary/stationery}).

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.10: English/Language Arts

Identify the correct use of colons (i.e., in business letters, preceding list of items) within context.

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.11: English/Language Arts

Identify the correct use of appositives and appositive phrases within context.

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.12: English/Language Arts

Identify the correct use of infinitives and infinitive phrases within context.

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.13: English/Language Arts

Select the appropriate use of underlining/italicizing with titles, specific words, numbers, and letters.

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.14: English/Language Arts

Form singular and plural possessives using apostrophes correctly.

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.15: English/Language Arts

Choose the correct use of quotation marks and commas (i.e., in direct quotations, with explanatory material within the quote, proper use with end marks).

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.16: English/Language Arts

Identify correctly and incorrectly spelled words in context.

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.17: English/Language Arts

Use context clues and background knowledge of roots and affixes to determine the meaning of multi-meaning words.

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.18: English/Language Arts

Use context clues and background knowledge of roots and affixes to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.19: English/Language Arts

Replace unknown words in context with appropriate synonyms or antonyms.

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.20: English/Language Arts

Recognize and use grade appropriate and/or content specific vocabulary within context.

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.21: English/Language Arts

Decode unknown grade level words in context, using previously learned strategies as aids in determining meaning.

LA.7.SPI 0701.1.22: English/Language Arts

Identify commonly used foreign words and phrases (i.e., RSVP, déjà vu, faux pas, du jour, bon voyage).

LA.7.SPI 0701.2.1: English/Language Arts

Identify the purpose of a speech (i.e., to inform, to describe, to explain, to persuade, to entertain).

LA.7.SPI 0701.2.2: English/Language Arts

Identify the targeted audience of a speech.

LA.7.SPI 0701.2.3: English/Language Arts

Identify the thesis and main points of a speech.

LA.7.SPI 0701.2.4: English/Language Arts

Determine the most effective methods for engaging an audience during an oral presentation (e.g., making eye contact, adjusting speaking rate).

LA.7.SPI 0701.2.5: English/Language Arts

Organize ideas in the most effective order for an oral presentation.

LA.7.SPI 0701.2.6: English/Language Arts

Discern the organizational pattern of a speech (e.g., sequential, chronological, problem-solution, comparison-contrast, cause-effect).

LA.7.SPI 0701.2.7: English/Language Arts

Select the most appropriate behaviors for participating productively in a team (e.g., ask primarily relevant questions that move the team toward its goal and contribute to the topic of discussion, articulate the goals that have been provided for the team work and ask clarifying questions, come to agreement by seeking consensus or following the majority).

LA.7.SPI 0701.2.8: English/Language Arts

Identify the functions and responsibilities of individual roles within an organized group (i.e., reporter, recorder, information gatherer, leader, timekeeper).

LA.7.SPI 0701.2.9: English/Language Arts

Distinguish between a summary and a critique.

LA.7.SPI 0701.3.1: English/Language Arts

Identify the purpose for writing (i.e., to inform, to describe, to explain, to persuade, to entertain).

LA.7.SPI 0701.3.2: English/Language Arts

Identify the audience for which a text is written.

LA.7.SPI 0701.3.3: English/Language Arts

Select an appropriate thesis statement for a writing sample.

LA.7.SPI 0701.3.4: English/Language Arts

Rearrange a multi-paragraphed work in a logical and coherent order,

LA.7.SPI 0701.3.5: English/Language Arts

Select the appropriate time-order or transitional words/phrases to enhance the flow of a writing sample.

LA.7.SPI 0701.3.6: English/Language Arts

Choose the supporting sentence that best fits the context and flow of ideas in a paragraph.

LA.7.SPI 0701.3.7: English/Language Arts

Identify the sentence(s) irrelevant to a paragraph's theme or flow.

LA.7.SPI 0701.3.8: English/Language Arts

Select an appropriate concluding sentence for a well-developed paragraph.

LA.7.SPI 0701.3.9: English/Language Arts

Select illustrations, explanations, anecdotes, descriptions, and/or facts to support key ideas.

LA.7.SPI 0701.3.10: English/Language Arts

Select an appropriate title that reflects the topic of a written selection.

LA.7.SPI 0701.3.11: English/Language Arts

Identify individual writing selections as technical, narrative, persuasive, and/or descriptive in mode.

LA.7.SPI 0701.3.12: English/Language Arts

Complete a graphic organizer (i.e., clustering, listing, mapping, webbing) with information from notes for a writing selection.

LA.7.SPI 0701.3.13: English/Language Arts

Select the most appropriate format for writing a specific work-related text (i.e., instructions, directions, letters, memos, e-mails, reports).

LA.7.SPI 0701.4.1: English/Language Arts

Select the most focused research topic.

LA.7.SPI 0701.4.2: English/Language Arts

Identify levels of reliability among resources (e.g., eyewitness account, newspaper account, supermarket tabloid account, Internet source).

LA.7.SPI 0701.4.3: English/Language Arts

Determine the most appropriate research source for a given research topic.

LA.7.SPI 0701.4.4: English/Language Arts

Distinguish between primary (i.e., interviews, letters, diaries, newspapers, personal narratives) and secondary (i.e., reference books, periodicals, Internet, biographies) sources.

LA.7.SPI 0701.4.5: English/Language Arts

Discern irrelevant research material from written text.

LA.7.SPI 0701.5.1: English/Language Arts

Make predictions about the outcome of a given text.

LA.7.SPI 0701.5.2: English/Language Arts

Evaluate text for fact/opinion.

LA.7.SPI 0701.5.3: English/Language Arts

Identify stated or implied cause/effect relationships.

LA.7.SPI 0701.5.4: English/Language Arts

Identify examples of persuasive devices (i.e., bandwagon, loaded terms, testimonial, name-calling, plain folks).

LA.7.SPI 0701.5.5: English/Language Arts

Select the correct word or phrase to complete an analogy, using synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, categories, subcategories, whole/part, functions, verb forms.

LA.7.SPI 0701.5.6: English/Language Arts

Identify an example of deductive or inductive reasoning in text.

LA.7.SPI 0701.5.7: English/Language Arts

Identify a false premise in text.

LA.7.SPI 0701.5.8: English/Language Arts

Make inferences and draw conclusions based on evidence in text.

LA.7.SPI 0701.6.1: English/Language Arts

Formulate clarifying questions before, during, or after reading.

LA.7.SPI 0701.6.2: English/Language Arts

Identify the main idea and supporting details in text.

LA.7.SPI 0701.6.3: English/Language Arts

Use text features to locate information and make meaning from text (e.g., headings, key words, captions, footnotes).

LA.7.SPI 0701.6.4: English/Language Arts

Interpret factual, quantitative, technical, or mathematical information presented in text features (e.g., maps, charts, graphs, time lines, tables, and diagrams).

LA.7.SPI 0701.6.5: English/Language Arts

Choose the correct order of a set of instructions.

LA.7.SPI 0701.6.6: English/Language Arts

Identify the organizational structure of an informational text (i.e., chronological, cause-effect, comparison-contrast, sequential, problem-solution).

LA.7.SPI 0701.7.1: English/Language Arts

Choose the most appropriate medium for a prescribed purpose and audience.

LA.7.SPI 0701.7.2: English/Language Arts

Select the visual image that best reinforces a viewpoint or enhances a presentation.

LA.7.SPI 0701.7.3: English/Language Arts

Identify the purpose of a medium (i.e., to inform, to persuade, to entertain, to describe).

LA.7.SPI 0701.7.4: English/Language Arts

Draw an inference from a non-print medium.

LA.7.SPI 0701.7.5: English/Language Arts

Choose the statement that best summarizes/communicates the message presented by a medium.

LA.7.SPI 0701.7.6: English/Language Arts

Identify the type of conflict (i.e., person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. environment, person vs. technology) represented in a non-print medium.

LA.7.SPI 0701.8.1: English/Language Arts

Demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of plot: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution/denouement.

LA.7.SPI 0701.8.2: English/Language Arts

Identify the author's point of view (i.e., first person, third-person objective, third-person limited, third-person omniscient).

LA.7.SPI 0701.8.3: English/Language Arts

Distinguish among different genres (e.g., poetry, drama, biography, novel) using their distinguishing characteristics.

LA.7.SPI 0701.8.4: English/Language Arts

Determine the common characteristics of literary drama, nonfiction, novels, poetry, and short stories.

LA.7.SPI 0701.8.5: English/Language Arts

Identify the stated or implied theme of a literary text.

LA.7.SPI 0701.8.6: English/Language Arts

Identify how the author reveals character (i.e., what the author tells us, what the characters say about him or her, what the character does, what the character says, what the character thinks).

LA.7.SPI 0701.8.7: English/Language Arts

Identify flashback, foreshadowing, and symbolism within context.

LA.7.SPI 0701.8.8: English/Language Arts

Analyze the effects of sound (i.e., accent, alliteration, onomatopoeia, repetition, rhyme, internal rhyme) in context.

LA.7.SPI 0701.8.9: English/Language Arts

Identify the kind(s) of conflict present in a literary plot (i.e., person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. environment, person vs. technology).

LA.7.SPI 0701.8.10: English/Language Arts

Identify and analyze figurative language (i.e., hyperbole, simile, metaphor, personification, pun) within context.

LA.7.SPI 0701.8.11: English/Language Arts

Recognize and identify words within context that reveal particular time periods and cultures.

LA.7.SPI 0701.8.12: English/Language Arts

Identify the author's purpose for writing.
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