Lesson plan

Day 2: "Top 10 Real-Life Body Snatchers"

teaches Common Core State Standards RI.8.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8/6
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.8.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8/4
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.8.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8/1

Day 2: "Top 10 Real-Life Body Snatchers"

This lesson plan is anchored by the text "Top 10 Real-Life Body Snatchers" from Smithsonian.com. This lesson focuses on the author’s word choice throughout the text and its impact on the tone of the text. The day begins with a rereading of the text. Students may work in small groups or with a partner as they return to the text to explore the text-dependent questions, capturing their thinking on the student notes sheet. The focus question should be completed independently. Special Materials: Student notes sheet Copies of the anchor text for all students