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Day 4: "Holding Up a Train"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/8/4
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In this fourth day of close reading, students continue their broader analysis of the entire text, while examining the sardonic and idiomatic language of the narrator. Students deepen and extend this analysis to consider how O. Henry makes these choices for his narrator in order to create a specific tone and meaning. Special Materials: Student guided notes sheet Copies of the anchor text for all students