Hot Topics Informational Text Lessons: BUNDLE, Set #2

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Julie Faulkner
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9th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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After seeing how much my students loved set 1, I just had to get set 2! You chose great topics that my students love to read about and discuss.

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    Engage and motivate students with these informational, expository text close reading assignments. These easy-prep Hot Topics Info Text Lesson is the perfect ready-to-go resource to practice close reading skills and comprehension. This resource is not just questions and answers - you are getting a full lesson plan complete with a relevant video links, an argumentative writing prompt, and extension ideas! Plus, all the answers are here, too!


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    -Links to articles

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    *Note about content: Two of the articles (Prom and Reality TV) use some language and/or have content that might be considered mature for some readers. It could be edited out easily.*

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    ♥ "I love love love this! My students liked these articles; they were so engaged. Thank you!"

    ♥ "HANDS DOWN one of the finest, most complete nonfiction units I've seen. The attention to detail is apparent!"

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    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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