Module 33: Analyzing Information - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this unit, students will learn how to analyze information to determine whether it is factual. They will also learn how facts and opinions can work together to make a point. Students will learn how to analyze the information they found while researching. Students will learn how to craft a statement summarizing their analysis of research notes. Students will learn how to support analytical statements using reasons and evidence.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Spelling 11: Practice 3 None
2 Fact and Opinion independent reading book
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3 Analyzing Your Notes independent reading book
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4 Analysis Statements independent reading book
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5 Supporting Analysis independent reading book
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Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Spelling 11: Practice 3
2 Fact and Opinion
  1. Identify and apply procedures for analyzing information as factual or opinion-based.
3 Analyzing Your Notes
  1. Analyze information gathered during a research project.
4 Analysis Statements
  1. Write analytical statements based on information gathered during research.
5 Supporting Analysis
  1. Support analysis statements using evidence from research.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words
analysis statement
stock market

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
3 Analyzing Your Notes 4 Analyzing Notes Assignment
4 Analysis Statements 6 Analysis Statements Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Spelling 11: Practice 3 To prepare for the Spelling 11: Spelling Test, have your student practice their spelling words over the coming weeks.
2 Fact and Opinion
3 Analyzing Your Notes
4 Analysis Statements
5 Supporting Analysis

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Fact and Opinion
  1. What is the difference between a fact and an opinion?
Analyzing Your Notes
  1. What are some things you need to think about when analyzing your notes?
Analysis Statements
  1. What is an analysis statement?
Supporting Analysis
  1. How do you support your analysis statements?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Fact and Opinion P.T. Barnum
  1. Describe the different points of view about P.
  2. T.
  3. Barnum that are expressed in this video.
Analyzing Your Notes New Information
  1. How can new information influence what you already know?
Analysis Statements Word Choice
  1. How does the narrator use word choices to show his perspective on land development?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing