In this printable collection of four articles (from the New York Times, and LA Times, links provided), students are asked to:
1. Scan each article for text features
2. Close Read each article (annotating on the article)
3. Answer comprehension questions
4. Write a 1 paragraph response on the article, making reference to the text.
Highly engaging articles make these articles quite interesting. Recommended for middle/high school classes.
Keywords: Information, Informational Text, Info-text, Reading, Writing, Critical, Close Reading, Printable, Activity
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.3 Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.5 Analyze in detail how an author’s ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or larger portions of a text (e.g., a section or chapter).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.