Informational Text for Secondary Students: Do You Understand Marketing?

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Homeschool
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This informational text and subsequent questions are perfect for secondary students. This nonfiction reading response activity includes a link to two nonfiction articles (about marketing methods), reading questions, writing prompts, extension activities, and a complete lesson plan.

Responding to nonfiction is a lifelong skill. Students need to understand a writer's purpose, the publisher and research's bias, manipulative language, and more. Almost every college professor asks students to judge and critique nonfiction writing. This will allow students to practice responding in this manner.

This nonfiction activity also shows students the secrets of marketing in their lives. This makes for great discussions!


→Detailed lesson plans for the article and writing assignment. Includes the link to the article (and extension activities).

→Ten questions specific to the article and an alternative set of questions (for differentiation).

→Instructional sheets for the students for crafting a mature nonfiction reading response.

→A rubric for grading written responses.

This nonficiton reading response activity takes a week for me to complete with secondary students. I marked the standards I meet with this informational text activity.

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
Use words, phrases, and clauses as well as varied syntax to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.


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