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Lesson plan

Day 2: "Camouflage Wizards"

teaches Common Core State Standards RI.3.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/3/8
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.3.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/3/2
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.3.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/3/1

Day 2: "Camouflage Wizards"

This lesson focuses on finding important details in two sections of the text that explain how coleoids use camouflage. Students compare and contrast these details--an essential skill required to answer the focus question. The day begins with a read aloud of pages 2-3 of section "Why Coleoids Use Camouflage," and pages 4-5 of section "More Tricks." Students are then asked to reread the sections independently prior to exploring the text-dependent questions. Students will highlight important details that explain how coleoids use camouflage. The focus questions should be completed independently. 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.