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Day 2: "U.S. Spacecraft Orbits Mars To Check Out The Red Planet's Atmosphere"

teaches Common Core State Standards RI.4.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/4/8
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.4.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/4/5
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.4.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/4/1

Day 2: "U.S. Spacecraft Orbits Mars To Check Out The Red Planet's Atmosphere"

Students will refer to information in the text to show how the author uses reasons and evidence to support the intended effects of the comet passing Mars. This lesson focuses on the effects of a comet passing Mars. Students will explain how the author uses reasons and evidence to support the effects of the comet passing Mars. Students will also determine what additional information this occurrence can offer scientists regarding Mars' atmosphere. This is important because the change in Mars' atmosphere is addressed in the the culminating writing task. 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 sheet of paper on which to take notes.