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Teaching reading comprehension and analysis of informational texts can be a challenge, but these ten complete no-prep lessons will help make critical reading engaging and fun, whilst also teaching rigorous skills and content.

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Suggestions For Use

(1) These lessons would make a great addition to any larger reading or writing unit.
(2) Perfect for substitute lessons (you will leave your students knowing that they will have an engaging and academically challenging lesson).
(3) Great for that one lesson break between other units.
(4) Keep these lessons in a binder in your class, and you’ll be ready in a last-minute emergency.

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LESSONS INCLUDED

ANALYZING AN EDITORIAL
In this lesson, students will engage with the topic of the state of education today - they will do so through watching a thought-provoking TEDtalk and reading an editorial on the topic. They will compare the ideas presented in these different formats, and closely analyze the editorial.

ANALYZING AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA ENTRY
In this lesson, students will read a Wikipedia page about the Aztec Empire. They will then study the content of the article, while at the same time analyzing the style and structure of the genre of encyclopedia entries.

ANALYZING A TRAVEL BROCHURE
In this lesson, students will read an emotive travel brochure about the historical site of Stonehenge. They will then analyze it in terms of language and tone, as well as content and meaning.

ANALYZING A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
Through studying a newspaper article which clearly shows bias, this lesson will help students see that we can make inferences based on on word choice and an understanding of connotation.

ANALYZING THE FEATURES OF A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
One of the most effective ways for students to learn how to write articles, is for them to see and analyze examples of them. This lesson will not only guide students through the process of identifying the features of a news article, but will also have them critically analyzing them.

ANALYZING A SELF-HELP BROCHURE
Techniques of persuasion are everywhere! Not only do students need to learn to use them in their writing, they also need to be able to identify and analyze them in use. In this lesson, students have to closely analyze a self-help brochure in terms of the persuasive language techniques used.

ANALYZING A LETTER FROM A PRINCIPAL
One of the most important skills of close reading, is the ability to identify and decipher subtle tone through word choice and style - this lesson will help hone this skill.

ANALYZING A MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Through studying a magazine article, students will see how genre and intended audience will shape the style, content and tone of a piece of writing.

ANALYZING AN EXTRACT FROM AN INSTRUCTIONAL BOOK
In this lesson, students will read an extract from an instructional book on best practices for creative writing. They will then analyze it in terms of language and tone, as well as content and meaning.

ANALYZING DIARY ENTRIES
Through an examination of diary/journal entries, students will make inferences about the writers: their thoughts and emotions. This lesson will help students with the skill making inferences, as well as understanding and analyzing the subtleties of tone in writing.

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EACH LESSON CONTAINS

- Step-by-step lesson plan which will guide you through all of the discussions, explanations and activities.
- An original informational text passage
- Multiple worksheets, handouts and graphic organizers for students.
- Comprehensive answer keys (where relevant).
- Suggestions for homework and extension work.

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