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Day 1: "The Serum Run to Nome"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/5/1
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This lesson lays the groundwork for the remaining four days of close reading instruction. Students will gain familiarity with the text, and some vocabulary, through a read aloud. The questions in this lesson mainly targets section one of the article (A Deadly Disease Spreads), and build on each other to provide the background information needed to answer the focus question. Students may work in pairs or small groups to complete the supporting questions, but the focus question should be completed independently. Special Materials: Students should have access to the following materials for this lesson: Student guided notes sheet Copies of the anchor text for all students