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Evaluate Arguments & Claims RI.7.8 | Fortnite™ Battle: Parents Vs. Kids #7-15

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  1. Article of the Week Club, Grade 7 (7th Grade Nonfiction Articles + Activities)7th Grade Article of the Week Club is your solution for teaching ALL of the CCSS for Grade 7 Reading Informational Text! You’ll receive 25 nonfiction article + activity packs. This includes a pre-assessment, midterm, and f
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Nonfiction Article of the Week Club, Article #7-15: The REAL Fortnite™ Battle: Parents Vs. Kids

Teach reading informational text standard RI.7.8, Evaluate Arguments and Analyze Claims, with this high-interest article on the REAL Fortnite battle taking place in millions of households: Parents Vs. Kids on the issue of Fortnite.

Students will also complete activities for text evidence, integrating information, literal comprehension, and take a comprehensive assessment. Please view the activity breakdown in the preview file for a comprehensive look of what's included here.

This is the fifteenth in a set of 25 informational text articles + activity packs designed to teach ALL of the reading informational text standards for 7th grade in a fun, rigorous, and easy to implement solution! The focus in this resource is on teaching students to analyze connotative and technical meanings in a text.

Each article + activity pack includes these components:

-original article written at the 7th grade level

-modified version of each article (one grade level below)

-professional audio recording of each article and modified article

-editable version of all activities and assessments

-digital Google Slides version of all articles and activities

-self-grading Google Forms assessments (3 per article)

-articles also included digitally via Google Docs

Here are the activities included (see preview file for full-page samples)

Activity 1 - Literal Comprehension Check (multiple choice)

Activity 2 - Literal Comprehension Check (open-ended) (alternate option for Act 1)

Activity 3 - Text Evidence Practice (annotation version)

Activity 4 - Text Evidence Practice (multiple choice version) (alternate option for Act 3)

Activity 5 - Skills focus (focuses on one CCSS skill)

Activity 6 - Integrating Sources Activity

Activity 7 - Skills Test

Activity 8 - Modified Skills Test (alternate option for Act 7)

Check the preview file for complete lesson plans and samples of this resource. If you'd like to assess the overall quality of these articles, questions, etc., please check out this free unit that's set up the exact same way:

7-1 Development of Central Ideas RI.7.2 Nonfiction Article + Activity Pack #7-1

You can also check out this blog post to find out more about the series.

Save and purchase the Article of the Week, Grade 7 bundle here!

More 7th Grade Articles and Activities

7-1: Skill RI.7.2 Development of Central Ideas (How Gross Is Your Bathroom?)

7-2: Skill RI.7.2 Summarize (Should Homework Be Banned?)

7-3: Skill RI.7.3 Analyze Relationships in a Text (Is Fossil Fuel Overuse Threatening Your Health?)

7-4: Skill RI.7.3 Analyze Influence of Individuals and Events (NFL Protests: Taking a Stand by Taking a Knee)

7-5: Skill RI.7.2 and RI.7.3 REVIEW (Brazil's Snake Island: Legend Meets Science)

7-6: Skill RI.7.4 Connotative & Technical Meaning (North Korea Explained)

7-7: Skill RI.7.4 Analyze Word Choice (Aliens)

7-8: Skill RI.7.5 Analyze Text Structure (Life in North Korea Today)

7-9: Skill RI.7.5 Analyze Text Structure (Water Shortage! Drought in California)

7-10: Skill RI.7.6 Analyze Point of View and Purpose (Uncontacted! The Hidden Peoples of Brazil)

7-11: Skill RI.7.6 Analyze Point of View and Purpose (How Technology Transformed Television)

7-12 (Review of RI.7.4, RI.7.5, RI.7.6) (Mystery of Anastasia Romanov)

7-13 MIDTERM (RI.7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6) (Youth Sports Injuries on the Rise)

7-14: Skill RI.7.8 Evaluate Argument & Claims (The Disastrous Response to Hurricane Maria)

7-16: Skill RI.7.7 Analyze a Famous Speech/Compare Text to Audio & Video (Malala Yousafzai's 2013 United Nations Speech)

7-17: Skill RI.7.9 Analyze Presentation of Topic (Multiple Authors) (Service Dogs)

7-18: Skill RI.7.9 Analyze Presentation of Topic (Multiple Authors) (School Lunches)

7-19: Review of RI.7.7, RI.7.8, RI.7.9 (Lost Boys of Sudan (Salva Dut))

7-20: Skill RI.7.1 Cite Text Evidence w/ACE Method Questions (Toxic Black Mold)

7-21: Skill RI.7.4 TONE (British Royal Family)

7-22: Test Prep (Standardized Test Practice w/Question Analysis & Tips)

7-23: End of the Year Review ESCAPE ROOM (One-Way Ticket to Mars)

Total Pages
37 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.
Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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