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Day 1: "The Legend of Keesh"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.4a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/4/4/a
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/4/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/4/3
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This lesson focuses on encouraging students to accumulate details in the text so they can make inferences about the motivations of the story's protagonist, Keesh. The lesson begins with a shared read of the text, with the teacher providing some support for difficult but essential vocabulary words. Students will then work in small groups or pairs to discuss text-dependent questions that will support their ability to answer the day's focus question. An understanding of this event will help students understand Keesh as a character, and his role in the tribe. Special Materials: Students should have access to the student guided note sheet and copies of the anchor text.