Evaluate the Unity of Text
This reading comprehension lesson focuses on evaluating the unity of the text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students read the introductory paragraph to identify the author's position and then read each paragraph looking for the main idea. Then, they determine if the main idea is clear or not, and evaluate the unity using a checklist and answer a question that analyzes the unity of the text. In addition to the lesson, there are eight pages of Independent Practice and review modeled on current adaptive testing methods.