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Lesson 11: Analyzing central ideas and structure in “Hollywood Dream of Wealth, Youth, and Beauty” by Bob Mondello

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Students read “Hollywood Dream of Wealth, Youth, and Beauty”by Bob Mondello, determine central ideas in the text, and analyze how the structure of the text effectively develops those central ideas. Students also analyze how the author varies syntax within the text.

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  • The Sentence Type Anchor Chart is a classroom chart which students reference throughout the year. Classroom may already have something similar in use. Consider keeping it posted or easily accessible during student writing.