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Day 4: "Denver's Street-Smart Prairie Dogs"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.8
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This lesson plan is anchored by the text "Denver's Street Smart Prairie Dogs" from The purpose is to clearly identify sufficient support/evidence within the text that humans have a conflicted nature toward prairie dogs. It is scaffolded on the lessons that have established structure, point of view and tone. This question is an analysis of the strength of a central idea that is moderately complex because it can be interpreted multiple ways. The supporting questions draw the students' focus to specific pieces of evidence to evaluate. 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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