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 Tools for Reading, Writing, and Thinking
 
Claim #1 – (Reading) Students can read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts.
 
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis (from reading standard 1)

    Text-dependent questions article:  http://criticalthinkingworks.com/?p=307
    Guide to creating text-dependent questions: http://www.achievethecore.org/steal-these-tools/text-dependent-questions
    Text-dependent Question Module: http://www.achievethecore.org/steal-these-tools/professional-development-modules/text-dependent-questions-module
    Model Lesson (Gettysburg Address)
    Strategies for ELA and Math: http://www.isbe.net/common_core/htmls/resources.htm#ela

 
Claim #2 – (Writing) Students can produce effective and well-grounded writing for a range of purposes and audiences.
 
Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content (from writing standard 1)

    Appendix C of Common Core Standards: Samples of student writing: http://engageny.org/resource/common-core-standards-for-ela-literacy-samples-of-student-writing/
    Making evidence-based claims (model lessons): http://engageny.org/teachers/
    Helping student make evidence-based claims in Science: http://www.clearbiology.com/helping-students-make-evidence-based-claims/
    So you think you can argue lesson: http://www.icivics.org/teachers/lesson-plans/lesson-1-so-you-think-you-can-argue
    The power of New Media (9th grade unit)http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/8C901879-B581-437F-8531-2EF5BF51FAB7/0/NYCDOEG9_10LiteracyNewMedia_Final.pdf
    Teaching argument writing:  http://wiki.canby.k12.or.us/groups/ccssoregonk12/wiki/6d3dc/

 
Claim #3 – (Speaking and Listening) Students can employ effective speaking and listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences.
 
 
Claim #4 – (Research/Inquiry) Students can engage in research / inquiry to investigate topics, and to analyze, integrate, and present information.