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Day 4: "Ever Wondered How It Snows?

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/3/7

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This lesson focuses on students using the information that they gain from the included photographs, and the information presented, to demonstrate their understanding of the anchor text, "Ever Wondered How It Snows?" by Moira E. McLaughlin, from KidsPost. The day begins with a teacher read aloud of the given section of the text (paragraphs #5 and #6). Students are then asked to engage in close rereading of this section as well. The teacher will then model how to think aloud as she studies the photographs and the captions included within the text. Students will then complete a student guided notes sheet to capture their thinking concerning the supporting questions from the lesson. The focus question should be completed independently after a whole group discussion about the characteristics of snowflakes presented in the selected sections of the text. Special Materials: 1) Copies of the anchor text for each student 2) Copies of the student guided notes sheet for each student