Hoho Essay

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Wilderness Letter What’s the Connection? Common Core: RL1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. RI 2 Determines a central idea of a text and analyze its development; provide a summary of the text. RI 6 Determine an author’s purpose in a text. L4 Determine or clarify the meaning of multiple meaning words. | In A Walk in the Woods, you read about some of the pleasures and perils of hiking the Appalachian Trail in a government-protected wilderness area. Now, in a the Wilderness Letter by Wallace Stegner, a Pulitzer Prize willing author and environmentalist, you will read one of many arguments that support preserving such wilderness areas. About the Author of the Wilderness Letter : Wallace Earle Stegner was an American historian, novelist, short story writer, and environmentalist, often called "The Dean of Western Writers". He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 and the U.S. National … Wallace Earle Stegner was an American historian, novelist, short story writer, and environmentalist, often called "The Dean of Western Writers". He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 and the U.S. National Book Award in 1977. | STANDARDS FOCUS: READING PRIMARY SOURCES Primary sources are resources written by people who witnessed firsthand the events portrayed. These resources can give readers unique insights into a subject. Letters, speeches, interviews, public documents, and other texts – whether published, archived, or only saved in someone’s attic –are all types of primary sources. To get the most out of a primary source, consider: * The form and purpose of the text * Where and when it was written * The intended audience * The author’s position in his or her family, society, or profession To analyze a primary source, summarize its main ideas. Then complete the graphic organizer on the next page

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