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lesson 12
1 hour

Comparing And Contrasting Two Texts About Poison Dart Frogs: Eggs And Tadpoles


This lesson repeats the pattern from Lesson 10.

Preview pages 10–11 in Deadly Poison Dart Frogs and pages 16–19 in Poison Dart Frogs Up Close. Note that the table of contents in Deadly Poison Dart Frogs does not include a heading that explicitly names “babies” or “eggs” or “tadpoles.” This provides a teachable moment about inferring during Part A of the lesson opening (see below). Part A is slightly longer than in other lessons to allow for this.


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Bilingual Language Progressions

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From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 3 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2, Lesson 12. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29. Newer versions may exist from Expeditionary Learning.
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