Halloween: America's Most Dangerous Holiday Close Reading with Annotation and Qs

Halloween: America's Most Dangerous Holiday Close Reading with Annotation and Qs
Halloween: America's Most Dangerous Holiday Close Reading with Annotation and Qs
Halloween: America's Most Dangerous Holiday Close Reading with Annotation and Qs
Halloween: America's Most Dangerous Holiday Close Reading with Annotation and Qs
Halloween: America's Most Dangerous Holiday Close Reading with Annotation and Qs
Halloween: America's Most Dangerous Holiday Close Reading with Annotation and Qs
Halloween: America's Most Dangerous Holiday Close Reading with Annotation and Qs
Halloween: America's Most Dangerous Holiday Close Reading with Annotation and Qs
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Students will close read and informational text article for the main idea, citing details, word choice, and tone; as well as, analyze the author's purpose, claim, and how the author develops their claims.

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There are directions, room to annotate, during reading questions, and after reading questions - all aligned to Common Core Standards.

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5 pages of close reading article + 5 pages of suggested answers = 10 pages total

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Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).
Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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