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Day 2: "Denver's Street-Smart Prairie Dogs"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/6
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This lesson plan is anchored by the text "Denver's Street Smart Prairie Dogs" from Smithsonian.com. The purpose of asking this question is to analyze the multiple points of view of the subjects in order to determine the author’s point of view. This focus question builds on the previous day - understanding the author’s tone will provide essential prior knowledge to distinguish his point of view. This focus question provides some of the textual evidence students will need to analyze to complete the culminating writing task. The supporting questions provide an in-depth analysis of the article. 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