The Common Core has a much-greater focus on non-fiction, informational texts in the English/Language Arts classroom. It’s time to start adding more real-world articles and materials to our literary canon. In these easy-to-deliver non-fiction lesson plans, students will read articles/book excerpts by
Close Reading Questions: Nonfiction Articles
Aligned with the Common Core State Standards
Nonfiction articles can be used in any content area. Use the handouts to encourage close reading of the passage or article. May be used with any news, feature, informational, explanatory, argument, opinion, e
If you require that your students read independently (like over the summer or on Fridays, for example), this is a very handy tool that helps students focus in on--and write about--a few key aspects of their chosen book. The directions are brief, explicit, and require the student to think--and write-
While there are only 15 multiple choice questions on this test, they are well-crafted in terms of their ability to gauge a student's level of comprehension as well as his or her ability to think critically--on a deeper level--about the entire work. The essay question is designed to do the same.
Students will explore myths, legends, and fairy tales to study how these stories influence communities/cultures.
Students will be able to research myths, legends, and fairy tales from different cultures in order to make a connection with their own culture.
Students will work in groups to research