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lesson 8
1 hour

Taking Notes Using a Graphic Organizer


For the partner reading of an unfamiliar and complex piece of informational text, pair stronger readers with those needing more support. This lesson involves chunking text. If appropriate, explicitly name this strategy for students. Review Part C of Work Time (This or That) carefully before the lesson, in order to visualize the activity, which involves students moving to two corners of the room. Choose which questions are most important to ask, since there may not be enough time to have students discuss all four questions.


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Bilingual Language Progressions

These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.


From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 4 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 8. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29. Newer versions may exist from Expeditionary Learning.
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