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Day 1: "Deserts"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/3/1
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The focus question for Day 1 is foundational to the understanding that the sun plays an important role in the overall temperature of the desert. One of the big takeaway ideas it addresses is that plants, animals, and humans develop adaptions to survive the harsh conditions of the desert, including the extreme heat. For this question, students will need to understand cause/effect relationships and how they apply to the sun and the temperature in the desert. 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 "Deserts" by Gail Gibbons.