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Above you will find several buttons that provide resources for this particular anchor. The organizer will be used during the video to guide you through analyzing the anchor standard. You can use the mentor text button to purchase books that I recommend in the video (please know I do make a small portion from the sales through this affiliate link. All proceeds will be used to offer teachers a free year membership to the community). 


Reading Literature Anchor 1 is focused on getting learners to ask and answer questions before, during and after reading. This standard begins with basic comprehension of what learners are reading and as students begin to work in 5th and 6th grade standards, learners will be required to back up their thinking using evidence from the text to support their answers. This standard is essential in upper grades as all the other standards will require students to use evidence to support their thinking. If learners do not get this standard right away, it is okay. Students will continue to practice this standard throughout all other literature standards.    

  • RL.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to text as the basis for the answers.

  • RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  • RL.5.1 - Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences.

  • RL.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

In this session you will:

  • Analyze and understand the anchor standard for your grade level

  • Articulate the vertical alignment of the anchor standard across 4th-6th grade

  • Develop daily learning targets for your grade level

  • Identify a variety of texts that can be used for explicit instruction and independent practice

  • Identify activities for instruction and independent practice

  • Identify a variety of formats for assessment