About this Lesson
In this lesson, students work independently to compare and contrast different texts in order to make inferences about the central message of them. The teacher she asks a sequence of questions that requires students to delve more deeply into the text to come to in-depth conclusions about the author's (artist's) message. The text in this lesson can often be found in libraries or at online bookstores.
This video shows a real-life classroom, with all the real-life challenges and successes found in daily interactions between students and teachers. It has been selected because it includes illustrations of the Core Actions and Indicators embedded in the day-to-day work happening in schools, and so it offers opportunities to practice using and norming expectations around the Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching Tool. Learn more about this video and others in the collection.
Instructional Practice Toolkit
We recommend watching this lesson in the context of using the Instructional Practice Toolkit, a professional learning module designed to support understanding of planning and instruction aligned to college- and career-ready (CCR) standards. Included with the lesson video, lesson plan, student work, and teacher interview are the activity templates from the Instructional Practice Toolkit.