Lesson plan

Day 3: The Declaration of Independence and the First Fourth of July

teaches Common Core State Standards RI.2.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/2/3
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.2.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/2/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.2.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/2/5
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.2.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/2/4

Day 3: The Declaration of Independence and the First Fourth of July

In Day 3 of this close reading, rereadings will focus on answering a question to determine key details within the text "The Declaration of Independence and the First Fourth of July". The specific section is entitled "Writing the Declaration". Determining the key details will allow students to understanding the actual contents of the document, further enabling them to make connections between the series of historical events that caused the First Fourth of July. Special Materials: Student guided notes sheets Copies of the anchor text for all students