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Expository Article - The History of New Year's | DISTANCE LEARNING

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Digital Google Resource: "The History of New Year's" Expository Close Reading Article





The article addresses the history of New Year's celebrations. This is a must have item to start the new school year and allow students to practice close reading of nonfiction text!

The new Common Core has an increased focus on non-fiction, informational texts in the ELA classroom. This easy-to-deliver non-fiction activity about the history of New Year's is designed to be uploaded to Google Slides and shared with your students in Google Classroom. Included in this purchase is an explanatory PDF with a link to the digital document. A print version is also included for your convenience.

The package includes:

An 11-question comprehension activity that requires students to closely read the article and recall key information - Google Slides, Google Docs, and PDF versions included

A link to a quick video and infographic about New Year's Day from the History Channel

A print friendly version that has QR Codes that allow access to the article, video, and infographic

A complete answer key is included

An editable Microsoft Word template to create two column article annotation (great for hands-on students annotation)


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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
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