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Lesson plan

Day 1: "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere"

teaches Common Core State Standards RL.5.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/4
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.5.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/3
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.5.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/1

Day 1: "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere"

This lesson lays the groundwork for the remaining four days of close reading instruction. Students will gain familiarity with the text through a read aloud. Today's focus question addresses the changes in setting that occur as the poem progresses. Students must use information from the text to describe the changes. The author utilizes the changing setting as a factor in the change of mood from the beginning to the end of the poem. Analyzing the changes in setting will aid the students in completing the culminating writing task in which they are required to analyze how the poet uses descriptive language to create mood. Students may work in pairs or small groups to complete the supporting questions, but the focus question should be completed independently. Special Materials: Students will need a copy of the anchor text. Graphic Organizer (Optional) - It may be helpful to have students use a graphic organizer to take notes about the setting and the changes in setting as they read and discuss the poem.