Read all of Part Eight, "The Fifth-Grade Nature Retreat" through "The Walk Home," and the Appendix.
Common Core Objectives
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2--Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3--Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4--Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6--Assess how point of view or purpose...