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Day 4: "Something Told the Wild Geese"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/2/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/2/4
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In the previous lessons, students deepened their understanding of setting in the poem, and they explored the actions of the geese. In today's lesson, students will examine key details in the text as they work to identify who or what "something" is in the poem. This will present a challenge to the students, as Rachel Field does not explicitly name the identity of "something," but this is a critical understanding students need to have in order to complete the final task in this close reading series. Students should continue working with the copy of the poem they marked in previous lessons. This visual evidence of their thinking can be helpful as they strive to deepen their understanding of the poem. Special Materials: Projected copy or chart of poem from previous lessons Student copies of poem from previous lessons Copy of student guided notes sheets for each student Highlighters or pencils to mark text