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Lesson plan

Day 3: "Rock Secrets"

teaches Common Core State Standards L.2.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/2/5
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.2.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/2/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.2.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/2/3

Day 3: "Rock Secrets"

This lesson focuses on the concept of ancient forests. As students read, they will be asked to determine what makes a forest an ancient forest. This question will help students understand that these rocks were formed millions of years ago, which will help them better answer the question about rocks' secret stories. 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.