Read "Just Before the War with the Eskimos"; "The Laughing Man"; and "Down at the Dinghy."
Common Core Objectives
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.)
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
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