Hot Topics Informational Text Lessons: BUNDLE, Set #3

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Julie Faulkner
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9th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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This bundle contains topics that students will write in order to defend. The activities are well laid out and do not require any work to use. I have been very pleased with my purchase.

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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.


    -Lesson Plans


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    -Links to articles and videos

    -Extension/Project Ideas

    -PDF format

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    ♥ "This lesson became the foundation for deep conversations in small groups on a timely and sensitive topic. Viewing dating from a different lens created an opportunity for students to peer and self-reflect. My juniors loved it so I am definitely using this source next year. Thank you for your thoroughness and practicality."

    ♥ "My tenth graders loved this! I used it for one of my main observation lessons, and administration loved it also! The content helped them open up about what they were currently going through in their own relationships but will also help them make better decisions in the future. Thank you!"

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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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