Lesson plan

Day 1: "Rock Secrets"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/2/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/2/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/2/7

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This lesson focuses on the key details in the article that describe how different types of rocks are formed in the earth. Students will focus primarily on limestone, what it is made of, and how it is formed. They will also be introduced to text images and how those images help them better understand the text. By focusing on the key details and better understanding the 'secret story' of limestone, they are preparing for the Day 5 task of explaining what the author means by 'secret story.' This series of close reading lesson plans was created by a member of the 2015 Delaware Dream Team. Special Materials: Students will need a copy of the anchor text. Students will need a copy of the student notes sheet.