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Day 1: Gettysburg Address

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/9-10/2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/9-10/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/9-10/4
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The purpose of this first day of closely reading the "Gettysburg Address" is to familiarize students with the central idea in Lincoln's speech. Students will identify word meaning in context and examine the way Lincoln introduces his ideas. Ultimately, students will explore how Lincoln carries his ideas of the American ideals throughout the text. Special Materials: Copies of Anchor text for all students Student guided notes sheet