Lesson plan

Day 2: The Declaration of Independence and the First Fourth of July

teaches Common Core State Standards RI.2.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/2/8
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.2.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/2/4
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.2.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/2/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.2.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/2/3

Day 2: The Declaration of Independence and the First Fourth of July

In Day 2 of this close reading, re-readings of 'The Declaration of Independence and the First Fourth of July' focus on describing reasons that support specific points the author makes in a text. Authors make points with a specific purpose in mind. Understanding the reasons will ultimately lead to comprehension of why America was so displeased with the British. This major historical event lead to the United States' First Fourth of July which students will need to reference in the Day 5 lesson plan. Special Materials: Student guided notes sheet Copies of the anchor text for all students