Students will close read and informational text article for the main idea, citing details, word choice, and tone; as well as, analyze the author's purpose, claim, and how the author develops their claims.
Looking for a way to teach the Reading Informational Text Standards and still have something interesting for the Halloween Holiday? This close reading article about how the fear of poisoned candy helped make Halloween the most dangerous holiday in America is a great news article for students.
There are directions, room to annotate, during reading questions, and after reading questions - all aligned to Common Core Standards.
Answer suggestions are also given.
5 pages of close reading article + 5 pages of suggested answers = 10 pages total
Want a better idea of what these Close Reading Articles are like? Check out my FREE Close Reading Article on Why We Love Holiday Traditions and Rituals!
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Close Reading Bundle - with all my close reading Informational Text Articles.
Holiday Bundle - with all the articles about the Holidays throughout the year.
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