Looking for an engaging, topical informational text for your middle/early high school students?
This is an interactive close read for a mini-unit on the Flint water crisis. The overall objective of this mini-unit is: By the end of this mini-unit, students will be able to use textual evidence to discuss the short and long-term environmental and social impacts of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
This item is the bulk of the mini-unit. It is an interactive close read (with various student prompts and provocative images in-text as well as a detailed teacher's guide) of a news article. As a close read, the article is an engaging text which will introduce students to the varied citizen voices from Flint and provide a background of Flint Water Crisis. The document also includes a listing of authentic and differentiated summative assessments for the mini-unit.
*NOTE: This item is part of a bundle with an anticipatory set activity.
Related skills: critical thinking, responding to text-dependent questions using textual evidence, citing textual evidence, using line numbers, using footnotes, using context clues, annotating text, using prefixes to determine meaning of new words, making predictions, identifying important events, identifying important individuals, connecting individuals to events