Read "The Capital of the World" and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place"
Common Core Objectives
Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or...