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Day 1: "Animals: Classification Chapters 1 and 2"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/2/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/2/3
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This lesson focuses on answering a "what" question in order to demonstrate understanding of key details within the text. The day begins with a teacher read aloud of the text. The read aloud should include modeled thinking. Students will then be asked to reread a short section of the text. The teacher will facilitate a class discussion. These questions will help scaffold so that students will be able to complete a Venn Diagram using key details from the text. Special Materials: Venn Diagram