Fun Nonfiction Reading Activities! Sports, Super Hero, Urban Legend & Conspiracy

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Enjoy 124 Super Hero, Urban Legend, Conspiracy Theory, Sports and Athletes Reading Comprehension and Analysis Activities using Informational Texts. Perfect for distance learning!

Fun nonfiction reading comprehension and analysis activities and writing prompts (persuasive, expository, creative/narrative) about 124 Super Heroes, Urban Legends, Conspiracy Theories, Sports and Athletes (Printable & Digital) - NO PREP lesson plans, student handouts, PowerPoint slides, Google Docs, Google Slides, bell ringers, exit slips and effortless grading rubrics perfect for Google Classroom or distance learning!

$5 OFF my 4 top-rated pop culture reading and writing activities bundle for middle school and high school students.

Product Includes (Printable & Digital):

  • Lesson Plan (common core aligned)
  • Student Handouts
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Google Slides
  • Google Doc
  • KWL Chart Bell Ringer & Exit Slip
  • 124 clickable links to printable nonfiction texts
  • Graphic organizer to practice summary, paraphrase and relevant evidence with ANY nonfiction text
  • Reading response handout to practice summary, paraphrase, argument, claim and relevant evidence with ANY nonfiction text
  • Reading response handout to practice EVERY common core standard for reading informational texts with ANY nonfiction text
  • Persuasive Writing Prompt with ACEPaPeR Writing Checklist
  • Expository Research Writing Prompt with ACEPaPeR Writing Checklist
  • Creative Narrative Writing Prompt with "Skittle" Writing Checklist
  • 3-point reading response rubric - to effortlessly grade analysis instead of one "correct" answer

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NOTE: Simply print one of the 120 articles and one of the reading response handouts for ELA test prep and maximum student engagement! The reading response handouts are perfect to give to students while projecting the relevant PowerPoint slides to use as a complete 30 - 60 minute lesson. Alternatively copy and edit the included Google slides for a student-led Google Classroom activity. No additional preparation required!

DC and Marvel superheroes, conspiracy theories, urban legends, mysteries, myths, sports and famous athletes engage students in practicing summary, paraphrase, relevant text evidence, argument, evidence validity, and all 9 common core standards for reading informational texts!

Engage middle school and high school students in common core reading comprehension, analysis skills and ELA test prep through culturally-relevant, fun and engaging reading activities!

SUPERHEROES:

  1. Superman
  2. Batman
  3. Green Lantern
  4. Aquaman
  5. The Flash
  6. Catwoman
  7. Wonder Woman
  8. Spider-Man
  9. Captain America
  10. Iron Man
  11. Hulk
  12. Black Widow
  13. Wolverine
  14. Thor
  15. Black Panther
  16. Luke Cage
  17. Dare Devil
  18. Magneto
  19. Groot
  20. Professor X
  21. Ant-Man
  22. Deadpool

URBAN LEGENDS:

  1. Chupacabra
  2. Vampires and Dracula
  3. Big Foot
  4. Loch Ness
  5. Ancient Aliens (Stonehenge, Easter Island, etc.)
  6. El Dorado
  7. Lost City of Z
  8. Atlantis
  9. Bermuda Triangle
  10. Pirate Treasure
  11. Witches
  12. Ghosts
  13. Giants
  14. Fairies
  15. Elves
  16. Gnomes
  17. Unicorns
  18. Mermaids
  19. Dragons
  20. Kraken
  21. Cyclops
  22. Griffin
  23. Zombies
  24. Werewolves
  25. Trolls
  26. Leprechauns
  27. Common Superstitions
  28. Slenderman (preview for appropriateness)
  29. Robin Hood
  30. Mummy's Curse

CONSPIRACY THEORIES:

  1. 9/11 was an Inside Job
  2. JFK Assassination
  3. Roswell UFO (Area 51)
  4. NASA Faked the Moon Landing
  5. The Illuminati and the New World Order
  6. Amelia Earhart Disappearance
  7. Princess Diana was Murdered
  8. Queen Elizabeth I was a Man
  9. Elvis Presley Faked his Death
  10. Tupac is Alive
  11. Operation Northwoods
  12. Shakespeare was Somebody Else
  13. Paul McCartney is Dead
  14. The Philadelphia Experiment
  15. Hidden Cure for Cancer
  16. Chemtrails
  17. Peak Oil Conspiracy
  18. FDR Allowed Pearl Harbor
  19. Water Fluoridation Controversy
  20. U.S.A. Concentration Camps and Coffins
  21. False Flag Theorists
  22. QAnon

SPORTS:

  1. Soccer
  2. Football
  3. Baseball
  4. Basketball
  5. Hockey
  6. Lacrosse
  7. Tennis
  8. Rugby
  9. Golf
  10. Volleyball
  11. Boxing
  12. Snowboarding
  13. Surfing
  14. Skateboarding

ATHLETES:

  1. Lionel Messi
  2. Cristiano Renaldo
  3. Mia Hamm
  4. Pelé
  5. LaDainian Tomlinson
  6. Tom Brady
  7. Drew Brees
  8. Russell Wilson
  9. Aaron Rodgers
  10. Lebron James
  11. Michael Jordan
  12. Stephen Curry
  13. Kevin Durant
  14. Kobe Bryant
  15. Kyrie Irving
  16. Shaquille O’Neal
  17. Alex Rodriguez
  18. Derek Jeter
  19. Albert Pujols
  20. Barry Bonds
  21. Jackie Robinson
  22. Tiger Woods
  23. Serena Williams
  24. Roger Federer
  25. Rafael Nadal
  26. Maria Sharapova
  27. Wayne Gretzky
  28. Alexander Ovechkin
  29. Sidney Crosby
  30. Muhammad Ali
  31. Floyd Mayweather
  32. Mike Tyson
  33. Manny Pacquiao
  34. Michael Phelps
  35. Shaun White
  36. Usain Bolt

THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH DC OR MARVEL COMICS, ANY OF THE SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS OR ATHLETES, ANY OF THE CITED ARTICLES, WEBSITES OR ANY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS: IT IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. ALL IMAGES ARE FREE FOR COMMERCIAL USE WITH NO ATTRIBUTION REQUIRED FROM PIXABY OR WIKIMEDIA COMMONS.

Total Pages
420 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.

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