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Day 4: "A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials"

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.7.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/2
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.7.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/7/6
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This lesson plan is anchored by the text "A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials" from Smithsonian.com. Today, readers will dive even deeper into the text to build a fuller understanding of how prejudice, suffering, paranoia, and injustice played a role in the Salem Witch Trials. Since students have been working with the article for three days already, they are ready for a more demanding analysis. Skills that will come into play include: analyzing the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas; determining an author's point of view; and citing several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of the text. Special Materials: Student guided notes sheet Copies of the anchor text for all students
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