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Day 3: "Solitude" from Walden

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.5a
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.6
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In Day 3, students will focus on Thoreau's craft, or his stylistic impact. Students will take a close look at the literary devices he uses to further his argument and to contribute to the broader meaning of the text. This builds on the skills used in Day 1 and 2 and will help students when they are asked to consider his use of rhetoric on Day 4. Students will need to have a basic understanding of literary devices and their implementation, but will be guided as to how those devices are used in Thoreau's "Solitude." Special Materials: Students will need a copy of the Student Notes Sheet as well as their annotated copy of the text.
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