Compare and Contrast the Author's Point of View Alien Encounter
Was a farmhouse in Hopkinsville, Kentucky attacked by aliens? Or by territorial owls? Students will be intrigued by this debate! Read two nonfiction articles that give two different points of view on the same topic.
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
26 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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