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Day 3: "What's So Bad About Slurping?"

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.4.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/4/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/4/8

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Day three's focus question helps students to realize that manners come from somewhere. Manners have an important past, playing a big role in our success as people who live in groups. Some of the other focus questions in this close reading lesson for "What's So Bad About Slurping?" allow students to begin thinking about this concept, but this question focuses specifically on the important history of manners. It relates directly to the final writing prompt because “the traffic lights of human interaction” essentially began with cavemen. Special Materials: Please ensure that students have copies of the text as well as the student notes sheet.