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Day 1: Hospital Sketches, Chapter III: "A Day"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.3
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This first day reinforces students’ understanding of the general plot and key details of the text. It also leads them towards a complex understanding of the work of a Civil War hospital, relating to the larger theme of “service." Because analyzing the impact of an author’s choices is a newer skill at this grade level, the focus question makes explicit the link between a rhetorical move and its effect. Special Materials: Students should have access to the following materials for this lesson: Student guided notes sheet Copies of the anchor text for all students
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