Sample Responses

List at least one Grade 5 Reading Standard for Informational Text and one Speaking and Listening Standard addressed in the activity.

CA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2: Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
CA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant a grade 5 topic or subject area.
CA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on other’s ideas and expressing their own clearly.

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion. 


Describe how the use of "Talking Points" supported students' conversation.

The "Talking Points" were like sentence starters or frames. They helped spark students' conversations as some of the students relied on them to help them talk about the Bill of Rights. It gave the students a place to start.