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Analyzing Author's Point of View: Video Games & Violence

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53 Pages of Instructional Materials and 48 Slide Presentation (20 EDITABLE slides)
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Are you looking for a thought-provoking and real-world topic that will engage your students in critical thinking while they analyze a non-fiction text to determine the author’s point of view? Look no further than this Analyzing Author’s Point of View activity that centers around a non-fiction article, “Video Games and Violence: Is There a Link?”. This engaging and rigorous close reading activity is full of high quality and critical thinking activities that will get students excited to analyze text. Students will LOVE that they are engaged in an on-going discussion that centered around a possible link between video games and violence. It will also inspire curiosity in students while they try to figure out the author’s thoughts on the subject. Teachers will LOVE that this unit contains scaffolded close reading activities that are designed to help students deeply analyze the non-fiction text. This will help students not only tackle complex texts and skills, but also create a logical writing response that identifies the author’s point of view and support their response with strong textual evidence. In addition, everything that teachers needs to implement this unit, from teacher models, teacher tips, and a detailed EDITABLE presentation, is included in this download.

This resource covers the following Common Core Standards:

•RI.6-8.1 •RI.6-8.2 •RL.6-8.3 •RI.6-8.5 •RI.6-8.6 •W.6-8.2 •W.6-8.4 •W.6-8.5

The following files are included in this download:

“Video Games and Violence: Is There a Link?” Close Reading Activity (4 Pages): During this scaffolded close reading activity, students will first read the article to get the gist of what is happening and will use this information to write an objective summary of the article. In the second read, students will dig deeper into the article to analyze the information and evidence that the author uses in the article to determine the author’s point of view on video games and violence •••Teacher Model has been provided.•••

Extended Writing Activity (7 Pages): This extended response activity requires students to determine the author’s point of view and explain how the evidence/information the author used in the article helped them infer the point of view. Before students begin writing, there is an activity that allows them to analyze the writing prompt and writing samples to determine the criteria for their writing composition. A self and peer assessment has also been included. •••Teacher Model has been provided.•••

“Video Games and Violence: Is There a Link?” Assessment (2 Pages): This assessment contains six multiple choice questions that cover context clues, author’s point of view, and citing textual evidence. the story. Students must write a one sentence justification to support their answer choice. In addition, there are two constructed response questions. This allows students the choice of which constructed response they want to answer.•••Answer Key is provided.•••

Teacher Models and Answer Keys (10 Pages) : Teacher models and answer keys have been provided for each step/task in this unit.

“Video Games and Violence: Is There a Link?” Lesson Presentation (48 Slides): This presentation comes in PDF and Powerpoint Versions. It is designed to help guide both teacher and students through this week long unit. There are 20 blank/editable slides that you can us to customize the presentation to better suit the needs of your students/classroom.

“Video Games and Violence: Is There a Link?” Lesson Outline Notes (27 Pages): This lesson outline is a PDF version of the activities from this unit. It includes suggested modifications/explanations, teacher tips, and more to help guide teachers through setting up and effectively organizing this unit.

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Created by Stephanie M. Icenogle, The Creative Classroom © 2016

All rights reserved by author.

Permission to copy for single classroom use only.

Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.

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Total Pages
53 Pages of Instructional Materials and 48 Slide Presentation (20 EDITABLE slides)
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.

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