Evidence-Based Assertions (Emerick)©

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This lesson is taught after students have had several days working with the same piece of complex text.  The piece of text is a personal essay written by Julia Alvarez, illustrating how the author struggled with her cultural identity during the mid-1900's in the United States.  Students have spent time reading the text multiple times and discussing the big ideas of the text; in this lesson, students are making claims about the text, finding text evidence to support their claims, and explaining how the text evidence proves their claim. The text in this lesson can often be found in libraries or at online bookstores. If you need support finding this text, please reach out to us by clicking the “send feedback” button below.

This lesson addresses standards:  6.RI.16.RI.26.RI.106.SL.16.SL.1.a6.SL.46.W.16.W.1.a6.W.1.b

The video is annotated using the Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching Tool.  

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