Read "Ivy Day in the Committee Room," "A Mother," and "Grace"
Common Core Objectives
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual...