A close reading activity based on the story, “Mighty Jackie The Strike Out Queen” and includes instructions for implementation, text dependent questions, vocabulary and additional tasks. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.7, RL.4.9; W.4.2, W.4.4, W.4.9; SL.4.2, SL.4.6; L.4.1, L.4.2, L.4.4, L.4.5<br />This resource was developed through the Student Achievement Partners Basal Alignment Project. For more information regarding the Basal Alignment Project, check out http://tinyurl.com/l8u25hd
Mighty Jackie The Strike Out Queen
Subject English Language Arts — Language, Reading Standards for Fiction, Speaking and Listening, Writing
Grade Level Grades 3-5
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Common Core State Standards
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.
Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion); use formal English when appropriate to task and situation.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.