This English Language Arts Common Core video features fifth grade students from John F. Kennedy Intermediate School located in Deer Park, New York. This lesson features Focus Standard RL.5.1 quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text, Focus Standard RL.5.2 determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text, and S&L.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 others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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