Are you looking for a close reading unit that will engage students with a thought-provoking topic and require them to think critically? This Common Core aligned resource is the perfect way to teach your students how to make real world connections between nonfiction texts and their own personal experiences. It will allow your students to take part in a real world activity that includes the use of technology and research-based strategies. Teachers will love that this product contains teacher models, a Power Point presentation to guide each lesson, and teacher tips/suggestions.
☞ This resource covers the following Common Core Standards:
•RI.6-8.1 •RI.6-8.2 •RI.6-8.3 •RI.6-8.5 •W.6-8.2 •W.6-8.4 •W.6-8.5
The following files are included in this download:
• “A Teen Tragedy” Close Reading Activity (4 Pages): This PDF file contains an Intro to Bullying Chart, Bullying Graffiti Wall, Two Column Notes Organizer that uses the Question and Answer Strategy.
• “A Teen Tragedy” Extended Writing Response (5 Pages): This activity includes two writing prompt pages (one with pre-determined criteria and one with no criteria that makes it easy to create your own or let students create their own), three writing samples that students can analyze to identify what their writing response needs to include, rubric, and self/peer assessment materials.
“A Teen Tragedy” Assessment (3 Pages): This assessment contains six multiple choice questions that requires students to write a 1-2 sentence justification using text evidence and a constructed response question.
•••An Answer Key has been provided.•••
Lesson Notes Handout (12 Pages): This is an annotated PDF version of this unit. It includes important information about each activity, suggested modifications and modeling opportunities, and other tips that can help better plan the best lessons to fit the needs of your individual students.
•••This can be found in the Presentation and Lesson Outline Folder.•••
• Making Connections to Bullying PPT (53 Slides; 25 slides are Pre-Designed and there are 28 EDITABLE slides): This presentation contains all important information that will help guide teacher and student through this lesson. In addition, I have included blank and editable slides that you may use to customize this presentation to better fit the needs of your own classroom.
Please be sure to download the preview file to see exactly what you are getting when you purchase this product!
Created by Stephanie Harpole, The Creative Classroom © 2016
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Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.