Sleds on Boston Common - Includes Sample Writing Task

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This lesson includes scaffolded analytical writing tasks that provide examples for teaching Common Core writing.

9-year old Henry Price tells this story, set in December 1774, six months after King George III had closed the Boston Harbor. He heads to Boston Common to try out his new sled where he finds that the soldiers have taken over the area where he and his siblings normally went sledding, then decides to speak up to General Thomas Gage who listens and provides an area for the children to sled. (McGraw-Hill CA Treasures, 2010)

This lesson was created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in basal readers. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the basal reader named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.

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