Make primary source documents manageable for upper elementary students with this collection of graphic organizers based on known strategies. 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 summary organizer, students will be able to take any non-fiction text and write a strong summary. Students will be able to practice this skill through high-interest articles that are included.
Included in this creative writing unit:
•Teacher Handbook/Lesson Strategies
•User-friendly graphic organizers (with samples)
•Collection of differentiated sources focusing on Chicago-Style Hot Dogs
•Collection of differentiated sources focusing on Babe Ruth
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.