Read "De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period" and "Teddy."
Common Core Objectives
Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and...