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Day 3: Gettysburg Address

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.4
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Today's lesson is an exploration of Lincoln's repeated use of the word "dedicate" and its transformation throughout the Gettysburg Address. Students will be digging deeper into the meaning and significance of "dedicate" each time it is used in Lincoln's speech. Students need to be familiar with the words "consecrate" and "devotion." These two words play an important role in determining the denotation and connotation of "dedicate." Students will need to cite evidence to support their claims. Special Materials: Student guided notes sheet Copies of the anchor text for all student (optional) Highlighter
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