Read "The Ponds," "Baker Farm," "Higher Laws," "Brute Neighbors," "House-Warming" (Chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12).
Common Core Objectives
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
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.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
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