This unit, written for 10th grade language arts, could be used in grades 7-9 as well. The focus is on reading informational text through the theme of heroes. It includes essential questions, essential vocabulary, common core standard correlation and 15 days worth of activities (3 weeks in a 50 minute class setting.) It includes informational texts from television, newspaper, magazine and radio as well as a readers theater script. Each article comes with questions to assess student understanding of reading informational text. There is a final exam and a final project included. The final project groups students to create their own readers theater about people they see as heroes.
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