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Day 4: The Declaration of Independence and the First Fourth of July

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/2/6
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In Day 4 of this close reading, rereadings of the introduction and conclusion of "The Declaration of Independence and the First Fourth of July" will focus on determining the author's purpose by examining the craft choices in the introduction and conclusion. Determining the author's purpose will help the reader understand how the author conveyed the historical events later asked for in Day 5. Special Materials: Student guided notes sheet Copies of the anchor text for all students Anchor charts displayed with previous sketches and photographs