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Nonfiction Close Reading - Christopher Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples' Day

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Nonfiction Close Reading - Christopher Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples' Day

Join the debate on Columbus Day versus Discoverers Day surrounding Christopher Columbus and the Native Americans. This nonfiction close reading focuses on a New York Times article titled "Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples' Day?” and makes connections with excerpts from Columbus' journal. After reading, students will use evidence to answer text-based questions, which cover all ten of the Common Core Informational Standards. Students will also have a choice of five engaging after reading activities.

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*a close reading guide
*answer key
*listing of the Common Core standards each question covers
*suggested after reading activities
*link to New York Times article

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5 pages
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Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

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