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C.S.I.: The Cory Crime Scene

This comparison/contrast lesson was created by NNWP Consultant Corbett Harrison. You can see all of Corbett's online lessons by clicking here.

The intended "mentor texts" to be used when teaching this writing across the curriculum lesson are the song "Richard Cory," sung by Simon & Garfunkel, and the poem "Richard Cory" by E. A. Robinson, which inspired the song. Before writing, students should listen to and discuss the writing style of this book's author.

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