Omnivore's Dilemma

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The goal of this two day exemplar is to give students the opportunity to use the reading and writing habits they’ve been practicing on a regular basis to unpack Pollan’s investigative journalism of industrial farms. By reading and rereading the passage closely combined with classroom discussion about it, students will identify why and how farming practices have changed, as well as identify Pollan’s point of view on the subject. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.3, RI.7.4, RI.7.5; W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.4; SL.7.1; L.7.4, L.7.5