This is a fully editable word document that guides students through an analysis of an excerpt of Frans de Waal’s “Monkey See, Monkey Do, Monkey Connect." This document includes teacher directions for how to use this text to teach the students how to delineate and evaluate an author's claim. This document includes a Common Core Practice Test and answer key directly aligned to specific Common Core Standards. This lesson can be done in a variety of ways. It can be used as a cold read and Common Core Assessment Practice Test or you can use it to teach a lesson on evaluating an author’s claim. You can then follow up with the common core assessment. If you are using this to teach a lesson on delineating and evaluating an argument, you can use the gradual release model. The graphic organizer is set up so that the evidence is already completed for the first two paragraphs and the claim is already completed for the second two paragraphs. In this way the students have models to use as they delineate the author's argument. The students will complete the graphic organizer filling in the author’s claims and evidence. There is a column for the students evaluate the evidence that the author uses to support his claims.