Compare and Contrast The Author's Point of View The Bermuda Triangle
Two high interest nonfiction articles, written from two different points of view! Students will read "Killer Sea Farts" and "Alien Vortex." Both are original articles, two pages long, nonfiction, written by me. They investigate The Bermuda Triangle. Hundreds of planes and ships go missing in The Bermuda Triangle each year. Are the disappearances due to a hidden alien vortex? Or is there a logical explanation for these disappearances? Students will love reading about each theory and debating their own ideas! This is a close reading lesson that comes with teacher directions, graphic organizers, and much more!
Two original nonfiction articles
Step by step teacher directions (I do, We do, You do method of teaching)
Close reading poster
Close reading bookmark
Graphic organizers: two column notes, Venn diagram, thinking map, paragraph frame
27 pages in all!
English Language Arts Standards Met:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.5Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.6Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
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