This Common Core-aligned template can be used with any short informational text or Article of the Week. Students read an article chosen by the teacher, and then complete the template to show mastery of the text.
Students begin by reading the text and identifying the who, what, when, where, and why. They then compose objective summaries of the text, using a bank of strong essay verbs to guide their writing. Finally, students respond to the article by choosing from a bank of reflective sentence starters.
This template includes Common Core-aligned learning targets. The CCSS focal skills are:
• Composing objective summaries (CCSS RI.2)
• Closely reading complex grade-level texts (CCSS RI.10)
This is a great template to use for sub plans!