Introducing informational texts is important in today's classroom; whether it be as a supplemental text accompanying a novel, or simply a stand-alone activity analyzing speeches.
This download contains 5 informational texts to analyze, as well as 2 different analysis handout versions.
The articles and Handouts come in Word and PDF.
3 Historical Texts:
2 Modern Texts:
New York Times' Room for Debate
-1 sports related
-1 Internet addiction topic
You can choose to incorporate these texts into your lesson plans however you see fit; you can have them be supplemental pieces with your already planned novels, or you can do a stand alone mini unit on analyzing informational texts and do one a day for a week.
Another idea would be to have students do an article of the week, but use the handout as their "report" so that they look at the article from different perspectives.