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Informational Text - Peaceful Transition of Power

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Peaceful Transition of Power includes a magazine-style reading page, close reading questions, and an analyze and respond activity sheet.

The reading page is designed like a page in a magazine or textbook with four short articles, several images, and a number of text features. The content is about the peaceful transition of power from one president to the next as it is provided for in the US Constitution.

The Close Reading Activity consists of questions that students answer and then back up their answers with evidence from the text.

The Analyze and Respond Activity includes questions about the text itself including text features, text structures, and the author's purpose and a project to design a postage stamp.

This activity supports Reading: Informational Text standards, especially those about using information from the text and text features to explain main ideas and concepts, and describing text structures.

For more close reading and informational text activities, check out the five articles in my Informational Text Practice set or the classroom holiday-themed articles in Informational Text - Celebrations.

From Classroom in the Middle

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
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.
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.
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.
Total Pages
6 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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