Is Summer Break Necessary (Bibb)

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After reading, annotating and discussing the article, "Is Summer Break Necessary?", this class returns to the text again to begin forming their own opinions and comparing them to the author and those of other classmates. In collaborative groups, students begin stating their opinions (claims) to answer the question regarding the school calendar, and then using text evidence for support.  The teacher furthers students' understandings by posing questions that force students to do the cognitive "heavy lifting." In the lesson following this video sequence, students plan to write letters to a district leader expressing their views, providing an authentic audience for their thinking and writing. 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: 3.RI.13.RI.63.SL.13.SL.1.b3.SL.1.c3.SL.1.d

This video was annotated using this version of the Instructional Practice Guide (IPG). A current version of the IPG is available here.


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