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Day 3: "Fossils and History"

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.4.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/4/4

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This lesson focuses on determining the meaning of content-specific vocabulary words in a scientific text. Students will use text features and context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. These words are essential to both the focus question of the lesson and the culminating writing task at the end of the unit. Students should reread relevant paragraphs and text boxes with the stated purpose of determining the meaning of certain terms. Special Materials: Students will need a copy of the anchor text and student notes sheet.