1. Topic-
Reading Response Composition (BCR)
2. Content-
Figurative Connection
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Follow a response format
2.Independently develop an inference
3.Independently make a meaningful connection to the text
4. Objectives-
1.SWBAT develop and support and inference
2.SWBAT create and explain a connection
3.SWBAT compose a reading response via the BCR format/ rubric
5. Materials and Aids-
Using Inference worksheet Practice worksheets
Inferential Reflection Sheet
Figurative Connection menu
BCR organizer (to complete)
BCR rubric (adapted version)
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Warm-Up: Answer questions 1-5 from the Reading Between the Lines handout.
Use share-out for review of Warm-Up.

B. Development-

1.Review BCR format (ICE) and BCR organizer to this point
2.Hand out the Using Inference worksheet and provide info for completion.
3.Work with students, using think-aloud, to develop and support inferences

C. Practice-

1.Hand out the Inference Paragraph Practice sheet
2.Read each passage and have students complete (p.29)
3.Discuss responses afterward
4.Have students complete p.30 independently
5.Review answers afterward
6.Hand out the Inferential Reflection Sheet as an exit pass (collect and then review responses)

D. Independent Practice-

1.Instruct students to complete the 'I' part of the BCR and follow the inference with because... (to explain)
2.Conclude with the connection (menu) and explanation
3.Direct students to submit BCR to IN tray

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Students will receive verbatim reading of most worksheets and handouts and may request repeated readings
2.Students with a scribe accommodation will receive assistance writing

F. Checking for understanding-

2.Reflection Writing

G. Closure-

1.Instruct students to self-score work based on the rubric provided
2.Check for questions, collect work
7. Evaluation-
1.Using Inference- pre-assessment
2.Practice worksheets (p.29-30) & reflection- formative checks
3.BCR inference- summative check

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