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Article of the Week Club, 8th Grade | Nonfiction Reading Passages Middle School

Lovin Lit
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7th - 9th
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875 pages
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    Article of the Week Club, Grade 8 (8th Grade Nonfiction Articles + Activities)

    8th Grade Article of the Week Club is your solution for teaching ALL of the CCSS for Grade 8 Reading Informational Text! You’ll receive 25 nonfiction article + activity packs according to the schedule below. This includes a midterm and final assessment for reading informational text standards. Your students will enjoy practicing all of the common core reading informational text standards with these high-interest informational text passages.

    The first article is FREE, so download yours today!

    Grab this bundle today and lock in your savings! The price will increase as articles are added to this bundle.

    Each article + activity pack includes these components:

    original article written at the 8th grade level

    modified version of each article

    professional audio recording of each article and modified article

    editable version of all activities and assessments

    digital Google Slides version of all articles and activities

    self-grading Google Forms assessments (3 per article)

    Each article + activity pack includes these activities:

    Activity 1 - Literal Comprehension Check (multiple choice)

    Activity 2 - Literal Comprehension Check (open-ended) (alternate option for Act 1)

    Activity 3 - Text Evidence Practice (annotation version)

    Activity 4 - Text Evidence Practice (multiple choice version) (alternate option for Act 3)

    Activity 5 - Skills focus (focuses on one CCSS skill)

    Activity 6 - Integrating Sources Activity

    Activity 7 - Skills Test

    Activity 8 - Modified Skills Test (alternate option for Act 7)

    Articles Currently Available (Download Today!)

    8-1: Development of Central Ideas (Walkout!)

    8-2: Write an Objective Summary (Colonization & Apartheid in South Africa w/Trevor Noah)

    8-3: Analyze Connections in a Text (Modern Folklore: Urban Legends, Old Wives' Tales, & Superstitions - Paired Text for The Monkey's Paw)

    8-4: Analyze Connections in a Text (Do Video Games Cause Violence?)

    8-5: Review (The Disturbing History of Human Experimentation - Paired Text for Flowers for Algernon)

    8-6: Figurative & Connotative Meaning (The Incredible Life of Louis Zamperini)

    8-7: Analyze Word Choice, Allusion, Analogy (Arachnophobia)

    8-8: Analyze Text Structure (The Strange Life of Edgar Allan Poe)

    8-9: Analyze Text Structure (Maggots as Medicine)

    8-10: Analyze Author's Point of View & Purpose (Instagram Influencers)

    8-11: Conflicting Viewpoints (Surviving the Holocaust)

    8-12: Review (Should You Eat Like a Caveman?)

    8-13: MIDTERM Assessment Skills RI.8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6 (Man vs. Nature)

    8-14: Evaluate Arguments, Claims, Irrelevant Info (Insects for Dinner?)

    8-15: Evaluate Arguments, Claims, Irrelevant Info (9-11 Disease)

    8-16: Evaluate Mediums (Text-Video) (The Battle of Mogadishu)

    8-17: Conflicting Information & Interpretation RI.8.9 (Raw Cookie Dough)

    8-18: Conflicting Information & Interpretation RI.8.9 (Paul Revere Truth Vs. Legend)

    8-19: REVIEW of RI.8.7, RI.8.8, and RI.8.9 ('Oumuamua: A Messenger From Afar)

    8-20: Citing Text Evidence RI.8.1 (When High School Football Turns Deadly)

    8-21: Text Structure RI.8.5 and RL.8.5 w/Paired Poem (Teen Vaping Epidemic)

    8-22: Test Prep/Standardized Test Practice

    8-23: End of the Year Review ESCAPE ROOM / (Delayed School Start)

    8-24: FINAL EXAM (Scandal at SeaWorld)

    8-25: PRE ASSESSMENT (Child Labor Then & Now)

    For details about which CCSS skills are included in which articles, check out this working Google Doc anytime for updates: https://goo.gl/2XNGQg

    Topics are also added to this document as they are decided. Of course, topics and skills are always subject to change if needed.

    Nonfiction Article of the Week Clubs are available for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades:

    5th Grade Article of the Week Club

    6th Grade Article of the Week Club

    7th Grade Article of the Week Club

    Total Pages
    875 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    1 Year
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
    Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
    Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
    Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
    Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.


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