Article of the Week Differentiated Lessons

Article of the Week Differentiated Lessons
Article of the Week Differentiated Lessons
Article of the Week Differentiated Lessons
Article of the Week Differentiated Lessons
Article of the Week Differentiated Lessons
Article of the Week Differentiated Lessons
Article of the Week Differentiated Lessons
Article of the Week Differentiated Lessons
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Article of the Week: Help your students purposely engage with non-fiction texts using this differentiated article of the week four lesson bundle.

This no-prep, print and go resource can be used in any content area or English Language Arts classroom to help students gain background knowledge, practice their reading, writing and analysis skills as well as keep classroom engagement high.

This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom.

Each week assign an article for students to read and respond to. Keep the assignment relevant by using current articles that match your course content.

This resource contains four different article of the week assignments that can be used to add variety to the traditional essay response. Each lesson is differentiated by difficulty level and assignment type (i.e. short answer, graphic organizer, essay response, peer selected).

This 40 Page Resource Includes:

  • Year Long Implementation Plan
  • 4 Differentiated Article of the Week Assignments {short answer, graphic organizer, essay response, peer selected}
  • 3 Types of Assessment Rubrics {Levels 1 - 4, Holistic and Points Based}
  • 7 Different Graphic Organizers
  • Individual PDFs of student pages for uploading to Google Classroom or other online learning management systems

***********Teacher Feedback******************

1. This is a truly impressive resource. So much more than just worksheets to go along with an article - it really is an organized system. It's going to save me SO much time!!! LOVE that it is scaffolded so I can use it throughout the entire school year, making it more challenging as my students improve (or differentiating with different students within the same class!). THANK YOU!

2. "This resource forever changed the way that I approach AOW with my students. The gradual release of responsibility method has made the use of AOW with my students less stressful and more meaningful. Thank you!"

3. "This resource was a great way to get students connecting the themes in class to the real world. The resource is differentiated incredibly well. This meant all of my learners were able to access the materials at a developmentally appropriate point. I would say this is a MUST-HAVE resource. Thanks for making reading assessment authentic and easy."

4. "I used this for the first couple months of the school year with my grade 8s. It helped spark many amazing class discussions and really helped me see what skills the students needed to brush up on in reading. Parents also commented on the value they saw in doing an Article of the Week. Thanks!"

5. "An excellent, high quality, easy to follow resource. I have really expanded my use of non-fiction texts in my classroom because of this resource."

6. "I purchased this to use at home with my son with ASD. He struggles with collecting his ideas in a way that would make sense to a reader. The graphic organizers have been an amazing resource for him."

7. "This has been extremely helpful with our article of the week assignments. I love how there are differentiated assignments so that I can use a different template for each grade and even several within one grade for my IEPs. Rubrics are easy to follow for students, they love it! Thank you!!"

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Other English Language Arts Resources:

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Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
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.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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