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Using letters written during the Civil War students develop an understanding of the message of the letters. They will create a dramatic reading based on their letter.

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      Civil War,letters,drama,America,history

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      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.9a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Apply grade 7 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history").

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.9a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new").

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1d: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Follow rules for collegial discussions and decision-making, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1d: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
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