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Writing explanatory essay about the text "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"

This sequence of process-based writing lessons leans heavily on insights from a close reading of an excerpt from the beginning of the book, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain. Across these lessons, students plan, draft, revise, and edit an explanatory essay explaining how the use of animals contribute to the theme and adds humor to the story.

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