Informational Text Lesson on Hot Topics: Vaping

Julie Faulkner
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Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Homeschool
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Engage and motivate students with this informational, expository text close reading assignment. This easy-prep Hot Topics Info Text Lesson is the perfect ready-to-go resource to practice close reading skills and comprehension! This info-text mini lesson is the perfect ready-to-go lesson to practice close reading skills and comprehension. Your students will be engaged, informed, and ready to debate and discuss this hot topic (vaping) no matter their reading level or experience with close reading and annotating. This resource is not just questions and answers - you are getting questions/answers as well as a full blown mini lesson plan complete with relevant info graphics, an argumentative writing prompt, and ideas for extension.

Student Experience: Concerns with vaping are now exploding with more and more schools making decisions to prevent and punish vaping and as we see numerous news articles with teens being hurt and hospitalized due to e-cigarette use. Thus, the article linked with this lesson will certainly stir some conversation. Students will read, write, and discuss. The questions are designed to have students truly dig into and respond to a text! The beauty of this hot topic, current event reading lesson is that it will work well for any subject interested in bringing this topic up for discussion in the classroom setting.

Includes:

-Formal lesson plan

-Super simple sub sheet

-Standards links

-Link to article and video

-Idea for starter

-Thinking Like a Reader, Short answer questions and answers

-Thinking Like a Writer, Short answer questions and answers

-Skill Drill, cause and effect

-Argumentative Prompt

-Creative, Text-to-Self Project

- PDF

Classroom success stories from other teachers who have tried this resource:

♥ "Very timely topic!"

♥ "Good resource on an important topic. Thanks."

♥ "Highly engaging"

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Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

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