This activity uses an article from Eyewitness to History about the London Blitz of 1940. It includes a first person account of the bombing from Ernie Pyle, a journalist who was there. This activity has figurative language, text-dependent questions, and an annotated key.
Close reading is a fundamental SS skill in the Common Core (ELA) model. This one is a challenging 1550 Lexile according to Lexile Analyzer.
Common Core Objectives:
6-8.RH.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
6-8.RH.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.