Non-Fiction: Population 485 by Michael Perry; Chapter by Chapter Study Guide

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Grade Levels
10th - 12th, Higher Education
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Michael Perry's outstanding non-fiction account of life in rural Wisconsin will touch a nerve with anyone who's spent any time in small town USA. The work in this teaching unit will guide students through the humor and sadness that Perry so eloquently explores.

Rhetorical strategies are highlighted and reading skills are enhanced through focused reading activities.

Students will achieve increased confidence in their own reading abilities from working through this challenging and very rewarding piece of literature.

Total Pages
24 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.


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