Part 1: Complete Your Beautiful Question
Today, we begin by finishing our work on asking questions based on “Scars to Your Beautiful” and then going on to read and discuss two articles about the past in America.
Objective: Revise thinking based on information found in nonfiction texts.
Part 2. Watergate
Read and show mastery of today’s article on the Watergate scandal. Americans now talk about Watergate frequently when something scandalous happens in government. In fact, they use the suffix “-gate” to name scandals.
- Watergate (JF 450+): What is your takeaway after reading the Newsela article about the Watergate scandal. (Develop your response with details from the text).
Part 3. Those Loveable Dictators?
Read and show mastery of today’s article about the original American attitudes to Hitler and Mussolini.
2. Now We Know Hitler (JF 450+): Write an “I Used to Think… But Now I Know” response based on surprise discoveries you make about American attitudes to Hitler and Mussolini.