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Analyzing MORE Primary Sources

Analyzing MORE Primary Sources
Product Description
Analyzing MORE Primary Sources takes off where Analyzing Primary Sources leaves off. Make primary source documents manageable for upper elementary and middle school students with this collection of 10 graphic organizers based on known strategies as well as 21 primary source documents based on 7 engaging topics for students. Through the use of organizers designed to break apart independent sources, students will be able to complete a comparison chart on which they will analyze the purpose of the sources as well as the intended audience. In addition, by using the multiple source organizers, students will be able to synthesize information on a topic from a variety of sources.

Included in this creative writing unit:
•Teacher Handbook/Lesson Strategies
•Collection of 21 differentiated sources focusing on 7 high-interest topics.
---Bullying
---Chicago Fire
---9/11
---Fast Food
---New York Style Pizza
---Tornados
---Video Games
•Collection of 10 differentiated graphic organizers designed to analyze one document as well as synthesizing information from several documents.

As the adoption of the Common Core Standards progresses throughout the nation, it becomes clear that higher-level thinking is no longer a choice, but instead it is a fundamental part of teaching students 21st Century Skills and preparing them for the future.

According to www.corestandards.org, students who meet college and career readiness are “self-directed learners, effectively seeking out and using resources to assist them, including teachers, peers, and print and digital reference materials.”

This collection meets such demands and is aligned to the Common Core Standards.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.10 Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Total Pages
51 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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