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NEWLY UPDATED AGAIN!!!! I have just updated again and added (on January 20, 2018) additional teaching texts with multiple choice and open-ended questions (answer key included), additional texts with open-ended questions (No answer key is included for these. You could use these for homework, centers, formative assessments, etc.), three additional versions of the focus/essential question posters to give you a choice (two are black and white/two are color), and a final exam (answer key included). There is 118 pages now--this resource has more than doubled in size (from 44 pages to 118) with this latest update! Nearly a month of resources for your classroom, depending upon how you use them!
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This is an essential question and focus questions Thinking Map way to introduce, teach, and assess 8th grade informational text standard CCSS RI.8.2.
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text. This includes both parts of the standard!
This includes the two-page bellringer activity (for both parts of the standard) a picture beginner to start the lesson (for both parts of the standard), six texts to practice the lesson (for both parts of the standard) with multiple choice and open ended questions in addition to the Thinking Maps, framed and unframed Thinking Map to use with the texts (for both parts of the standard), and the essential question and focus questions to be printed for classroom display while you are working on this skill. Six additional texts with open ended questions are also included for you to use as homework, center activities, formative assessments, etc. A final exam is included as well!!! Plus, a bonus summary writing frame to use with your below grade level or special needs students! WHAT A BARGAIN! This also now includes the theme and summarizing posters that I have added to my store and a brief lesson plan! I just added my newly updated bellringer sheet that includes a new backside--it requires the students to check their learning after each text. It's a great way for them to learn to monitor their thinking and learning; plus, it gives you feedback so that you know how to help them! It has really been helping me to help my students this year!
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