This informational text lesson on the dangers of energy drinks is the perfect ready-to-go lesson to practice close reading skills and comprehension! With eight specific standards-based questions and a text-based writing prompt, your students will be engaged, informed, and ready to debate!
Student Experience: Students will read the high-interest, engaging article about the dangers of energy drinks. Then, students will truly dig into and respond to that text. Last, students will write a short argumentative paragraph to share their feelings on the topic.
- Lesson plan
- Standards connections
- Link to article
- Super simple substitute plan
- 100% editable file
Classroom success stories from teachers who have tried this resource:
♥ "My students were SO in to this lesson! Thanks for a great unit plan where it was easy to include more of my own informational texts. I used this to lead into a mini-research paper and the students loved it!"
♥ "Current article on a topic that interests the students. Great class discussion about energy drinks. Well organized with attractive graphics and easy to read. Student friendly. Thank you, Julie."
♥ "My students enjoyed this selection, and some made changes to their consumption of these drinks after our reading and discussion. Thanks!"
♥ "What a great, timely lesson. I used this as a sub plan since all of the information was right there for the students to use."
♥ "My students were engaged during this lesson and I appreciated the clear directions. The article is very interesting, too!"
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