AP Lang: Living Like Weasels, Day 2

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Learning Target:  I can critically examine a text for details that support my analysis of the inferences I draw from the text.

Opening Session: Today is our first day of independent reading in class! I will be getting a book for us to read as a class as soon as we unpack them, but for now, go ahead and read your Free Choice book. I would also like to give everyone a chance to do a Book Talk about your book if you’d like 🙂

Work Session: Welcome to Friday! Let’s continue talking about the weasel text we started yesterday. Please take out your copy of the text and re-read paragraphs 8-13. Then, we’re going to have a little discussion about these paragraphs. I have some questions for you 🙂

After we discuss, we’re going to go even more in depth on paragraphs 10-13. I’ll read them aloud, and then I would like you guys to write an in-class journal entry about the effect the weasel locking eyes with the author had upon the author. For this journal entry, you will need to incorporate evidence from the text in the form of cited quotes or paraphrases.

Closing Session: I will take several volunteers to share your journal entries aloud with the class.

Assessment: Journal entries will be graded for completion.

Differentiation: Students extra time for journal entries as needed; extension activities for independent reading texts.

Homework: Read 20 minutes in your Free Choice book

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