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Day 4: "The Great Chicago Fire"

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.4.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/4/5
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The Day 4 lesson teaches students how events link together by having them identify effects and their causes. This lesson builds on the previous day’s question of determining the main idea and how the author structured the article to convey supporting details through text features. The article gives several reasons for the cause of the fire, and each section explains another reason for the mega fire. This lesson will also help students be successful on the day 5 question, as students need to use the causes of the fire to explain the effect the fire had on the city of Chicago. Special Materials: Students should have access to the student guided notes sheet and the anchor text