Common Core Exemplar for Grade 6 ELA: Feynman’s The Making of a Scientist

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By reading and re-reading the passage closely combined with classroom discussion about it, students will identify why and how Feynman started to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist. When combined with writing about the passage and teacher feedback, students will both learn how memoirs can be as deeply revealing as fiction and how to unpack the meaning of a first person narrative.

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