INFORMATIONAL TEXT LESSON {Analyzing An Encyclopedia Article}

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In this lesson, students will read a Wikipedia page about the Aztec Empire. They will then study the content of the article, while at the same time analyzing the style and structure of the genre of encyclopedia entries.

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This lesson could be used as part of a larger unit on studying informational texts, or writing. Or, alternatively, it would make a great substitute lesson!

CONTENTS

STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN
This step-by-step plan will guide you through the lesson, providing you with discussion prompts and tips for teaching.

THE TEXT: An Encyclopedia Page - Aztecs
The original passage for this lesson is a travel brochure - the language is emotive and filled with persuasive imagery.

LET’S TALK FEATURES AND STRUCTURE
This visually appealing worksheet guides students through their understanding of the format, features and language typical of an encyclopedia entry.
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COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
Contained in this lesson pack are two different levels of comprehension questions for the informational text. These two levels work well in a differentiated classroom.
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TRUE OR FALSE
This page contains a list of statements about the content of the informational text - students then have to decide, based on their reading, is these statements are true or false. This may seem like a simple exercise, but it actually requires students to analyze the subtleties of the text.
+ Detailed Answer Key

[BONUS] PLANNING A WIKIPEDIA PAGE
An optional extension activity is for students to write their own Wikipedia pages, based around themselves and their own life. A planning page has been provided for this exercise.
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INFORMATIONAL TEXT LESSON {Analyzing An Encyclopedia Article}
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INFORMATIONAL TEXT LESSON {Analyzing An Encyclopedia Article}
INFORMATIONAL TEXT LESSON {Analyzing An Encyclopedia Article}
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