Anchor station, assessment, activity, assignment....each of the 5 worksheets included in this literacy bundle come with almost limitless instructional implications. I have each during whole group modeling, as a collaborative classroom activity, and for learning stations in class.
Additionally, each represents a go-to assessment activity that saves the teacher time while still providing valuable data. These graphic organizers may be used throughout the year, over and over.
The following items are included in this reading bundle:
1. Annotation Organizer
This organizer helps students step-by-step understand close reading by clearly separating several
core components of that process: making observations, making predictions, generating comments,
questioning, and self-selecting vocabulary. Further, it reinforces the need to consider the title of a
work to help guide a reading.
2. Speech Analysis Graphic Organizer
This worksheet walks a student through the process of analyzing a speech for context, textual
evidence, and the generation of theme in addition to the appeal to the audience. This activity
includes a template for writing a solid claim after careful consideration of the material presented.
3. Content Article Analysis Worksheet
This will become on of your favorite "go-to" activities as it is straightforward to understand while still
allowing for increasing sophistication as students mature. Focusing on gathering textual evidence,
this worksheet also asks students to begin to take note and include bibliographic material as a means
of a more nuanced interpretation of a reading. PDF copes of this activity are included in both portrait
and landscape formats.
4. Critical Analysis of an Issue Activity
Students need to not only read for theme and message, but they must also include a review of the
reading in order to understand the author's purpose and, by doing so, what the author communicated
effectively and the limitations of the argument presented. This actvity may be used time and again, in
part and whole, as it guides readers through that process and teaches them how to generate a claim
based on that analysis. This activity also ends with a template for an argumentative claim (which the
students can then build on).
Each component of the bundle is provided in both PDF and Word/Doc formats for both quick printing and customization. Please contact me if you need the items in a different format.
While I believe that each activity could be customized for any grade, I have used them all in middle and high school settings with great success!!
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