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Day 3: "Benjamin Franklin: Inventor, Printer, Writer"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/5/4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/5/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/5/4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/5/4
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This is lesson three of a five day close reading of the text, "Benjamin Franklin: Inventor, Printer, Writer." This is an opportunity for students to explore the meanings of two multiple-meaning words in the same sentence. Without an understanding of “harness” and “novel” in context, students may have a hard time understanding the purpose for Ben’s experiment with lightning rods. Special Materials: Students need to have a copy of the text and a pen or pencil. Teachers may choose to project the text using a document camera or overhead projector.