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These reading activities give students the opportunity to think about the informational text that they are reading. Students use digital devices to complete activities. Important Common Core skills activities such as finding textual evidence and determining the central idea are included. No copies or handouts are needed.
This text is broken down into small sections. Each section is followed by an activity that enables students to process what they have just read before moving on to the next section. Some of the reading activities can be done in pairs. As students move through the assignment, they will gather evidence to answer the essential question.
This resource can be used in place of the textbook or as a supplemental resource. It is compatible with most textbooks. It can also be assigned for homework to students who have access to iPads and laptops at home.
Students with access to iPads or laptops use notebook paper along with their devices to read and complete the activities. This resource also works for students in a classroom with a large projection screen (69”H x 71”W or larger) and an LCD projector.
Topics Covered in the Informational Text:
1. The Byzantine Empire
3. Emperor Justinian
4. Byzantine Art and Architecture
5. Byzantines Spread Christianity
6. Church Arguments
7. The Church Divides
This Resource Includes:
• notebook paper setup examples
• assignment instructions
• an essential question
• informational text about the Byzantine Empire
• reading activities such as quick review, write questions, support topic sentence,
answer questions, recall, contrast, central idea
• an explanation and example for supporting a topic sentence
• an explanation and example for determining the central idea
• an explanation and example for using evidence to support an
essential question answer
• a chart with categories of transition words and phrases that lend themselves to
this type of assignment
• an answer key
• determining the central idea of an informational text section
• writing a summary sentence for an informational text section
• using evidence from the text to support a topic sentence
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