Standardized testing is skewing more heavily towards informational / non-fiction passages and away from literary passages. This packet provides source materials which help teach, review and do hands-on analysis of these types of texts.
All student pages are black and white for easy printing.
What’s in this packet:
**A teacher how-to guide for using the different elements inside the packet. Teacher can include some or all of the activities.
**A table of contents for all the elements in the bundle.
**An informational passage / non-fiction passage introducing FDR’s “Fireside Chats”
**10 reading comprehension questions over that passage.
** A mini lesson on the differences between primary and secondary sources, and practice questions over this mini-lesson.
**Primary text passage from the “chat” “On the Bank Crisis”
**Group activity which leads students through rhetorical analysis of the primary text
**Primary text passage from the “chat” “On the Declaration of War with Japan”
**An individual writing assignment asking students to revise this “chat”
**Answer keys for everything
All question stems are STAAR and test prep oriented.
Lessons and materials are common core aligned.
KW: non fiction non-fiction informational text reading comprehension primary source secondary source rhetoric pathos ethos logos audience analysis group activity test prep ELA secondary FDR fireside chat 1930’s 1940’s Bank Crisis WWII
For teachers in Texas:
TEKS covered: 6.23(b) & 3.21 (c) [primary vs secondary sources] ; (a) 4 & (b) 8 & 9 [reading informational texts] ; 11 (b) & (b) 8 [rhetorical appeals] ;