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Day 2: "Homeless"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.5
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The purpose of the second day of close reading is to develop the reader’s familiarity with the meaning and structure of this personal essay on homelessness. Students will be rereading the text, but focusing specifically on text structure and the shift of text structure over the course of the text. By doing this, students gain an understanding of homelessness from different points of view. This working knowledge can be developed further in later lessons. Readers develop their skills in analyzing the structure of a text and in supporting their analysis with textual evidence. Special Materials: Students will need a copy of the anchor text. Student guided notes
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