Often times in secondary grades it can be hard to justify taking the time in class to celebrate the holidays. This classroom activity allows you to share a bit of the Valentine Day season with your students while still having them engage in a rigorous, skill based reading and writing assignment.
This close reading presents to students a brief history of Valentine's Day. The reading asks students to interact with the text while they read, and answer a few comprehension questions at the end.
There is also included a Summary Writing Worksheet that guides students through the process of how to summarize an article that they read.
This is an 8th grade reading level article according to Flesch-Kincaid Reading Levels.
This is just one close reading. For a differentiated reading levels bundle that includes 8th, 9th, and 11th grade leveled readings, click here.
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