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Day 4: "Top 10 Real-Life Body Snatchers"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8/4
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This lesson plan is anchored by the text "Top 10 Real-Life Body Snatchers" from Smithsonian.com. This lesson focuses on the effects of the parasites' manipulative actions on the hosts. Students explore the text evidence supporting the claim that the parasites’ actions are one-sided. The day begins with a rereading read aloud 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 guided notes sheet. The focus question should be completed independently. Special Materials: Student guided notes sheet Copies of the anchor text for all students