Article of the Week Non-Fiction Comprehension Seminars | Digital and Printable

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Absolutely love this! I plan on breaking it up into weekly sessions, but so far, after one week, it's been great. Students are totally engaged.
I can not express enough how much my students loved this! We have only done the lit circle nonfiction seminars once however I can not wait to get back into it after the break.
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  1. This is the perfect no-prep reading comprehension activity to start in your classroom for either digital learning, distance learning, or in-person instruction. Use the Seminars resource to help students read, understand and discuss non-fiction texts chosen by you or them (articles not included). Use
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This is the perfect no-prep reading comprehension activity to start in your classroom for either digital learning, distance learning, or in-person instruction. Conduct mini-seminars in your class by creating small groups and assigning students articles and roles each week. The group members will prepare their role and present to their groups, which is perfect for developing deeper-level thinking and inferencing strategies for upper-elementary or middle school students.

Think literature circles, but elevated. Once you set this up in your classroom, it will continue to run itself. You just need to give them the articles each week!

Please note: the articles are NOT included but I have included websites & article suggestions!

*Google Drive and Microsoft compatibility

What's Included?

  • Introduction Slideshow (to introduce Seminars to the students)
  • Teaching Plan - this will help you understand how to implement in your class
  • Seminar Schedule & Roles (a pre-created schedule that tells students what role they will be each week. All you have to do is enter the student's names and the rest is done for you!)
  • Printable Seminar Worksheets (each role has a worksheet that tells the students what they need to do and gives them space to complete the work)
  • Digital Seminar Workbook (all role worksheets are included here in a digital format)
  • Google Form for Facilitator Meeting Minutes (this is for the students to fill out for one of the roles)

This resource includes EVERYTHING you need to implement this in your classroom, from start to finish. Want more info? Check out the highlights on my Instagram here.


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