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Day 2: "Fossils and History"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/4/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/4/2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/4/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/4/5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/4/7

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This lesson asks students to determine the main idea of Chapter 1. The teacher will be responsible for focusing student attention to small chunks of the text throughout the lesson. The supporting questions provide text evidence for the main idea, and will need to be synthesized in order to successfully answer the focus question. Special Materials: Students will need a copy of the anchor text and student notes sheet.