Article of the Week Non-Fiction Articles Bundle #2 | Distance Learning

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6th - 8th
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    1. Article of the Week Full Year Mega Bundle | PDF and Digital: This resource contains 43 high-interest non-fiction articles and 41 non-fiction aligned graphic organizers. Each article contains 3 post-reading activities to assist with reading comprehension and standardized test prep. This resource cont
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    Article of the Week Non-Fiction High-Interest Articles Bundle #2 | PDF and Digital Formats: This resource contains 10 high-interest non-fiction articles and reading activities to assist with reading comprehension, standardized test prep (EQAO) and cross-curricular learning. These articles are also great for sub plans.

    • This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom as well as Google Slides formatted lessons for 1:1 schools.

    Resource Includes:

    • 10 high-interest non-fiction articles 
    • 7 Reading Strategies graphic organizers
    • 5 Summarizing graphic organizers

    Included For Every Article

    • Teacher lesson plan
    • Pre-reading K-W-L chart
    • Non-fiction article (regular and modified text)
    • Mp3 audio file for each article (regular and modified text)
    • 3 Post-reading activities {comprehension questions, grammar questions (2 options: paper and self-grading Google Forms), long answer writing response}
    • Individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom Google Slides formatted lessons for 1:1 schools

    Included Article Topics:

    1. Public Swimming Pool Safety
    2. Dangerous North American Snakes
    3. The Mystery of Oak Island
    4. The History of Television
    5. The Titanic
    6. The Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
    7. Podcasts
    8. Alcatraz
    9. Dangerous North American Animals
    10. Dangerous North American Spiders

    Included Graphic Organizers

    7 Summarizing Strategies Graphic Organizers

    • 3,2,1 Chart (2 options)
    • 5 W’s + H 
    • GIST
    • Key Ideas
    • Alphabet Summary (2 options)

    7 Reading Strategies Graphic Organizers

    • Predictions
    • Connections
    • Questions
    • Author’s Purpose
    • Main Idea
    • Determining Importance
    • Extending Answers

    Teacher Feedback

    1. “My students enjoyed the article topics and had some lively discussions based on the thinking questions. While I found the comp questions fairly straightforward, I have been using the articles for teaching bulleted/outline note taking - perfect for that use! Thanks for a great resource!”
    2. “I love the wide range of topics and it was a great resource for online learning!”
    3. “This resource is engaging. My students love these articles... and they are perfect for distance learning!”
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    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.
    Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
    Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).
    Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.


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