Integrating non-fiction, informational texts to align with the Common Core is a challenge for every ELA teacher. Use these two expository articles about Selfies to grab kids’ attention, get them working and critically thinking in groups, and extend their learning in a self-reflective short response writing assignment. This lesson contains a hook and engage PowerPoint featuring the art of Vincent Van Gogh and Frieda Kahlo, two challenging non-fiction texts, and a set of deep-thinking questions (with answer key, of course) that will get your students discussing , and arguing, about the “hows” and “whys” of #selfie! Questions address not only the topic, but also the rhetorical strategies and techniques used by the authors. They will be eager to share their own stories and opinions on this topic during collaborative sessions and group discussion!