Our Interpreting and Using Red Herrings lesson plan teaches students strategies for identifying and understanding red herrings in writing as well as using them in their own writing. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to rewrite a fable to include three red herrings, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson material and strengthening their writing skills. Students are also asked to read statements and identify whether they refer to an intentional or coincidental red herring.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify and interpret red herrings as they are used in stories and other text and give examples of red herrings and their meaning.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.10, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.10