Just in time for cold and flu season, with its accompanying need for emergency sub plans, it's a bundle of my most popular informational texts. Each of these eight texts comes with a set of comprehension questions, along with a no-prep activity. Just print and copy to keep your students engaged and learning while you rest.
This resource includes:
“It’s All About the Benjamins”: 2 reading levels of an informational text and comprehension questions about Benjamin Franklin, along with a “Mad Lib”-type activity that allows students to put their own twist on quotes by Benjamin Franklin.
“The Story of Groundhog Day”: This text traces the origins of Groundhog Day. The accompanying activity challenges students to use the letters from GROUNDHOG DAY to make as many words as possible.
“Inauguration Day 2017”: Informational text about Trump’s Inauguration Day , along with a word search using the last names of all the presidents.
“Inauguration Day”: This informational text reveals some of the unusual events of inaugurations past. The text comes in two-levels for differentiation. The accompanying activity is an Oath of Office Word Cross.
“Service Dogs”: This policy speech about allowing service dogs in businesses is offered in two different levels to fit the needs of your class. The activity requires students to research their own facts, statistics, quotes and examples to support a central argument of their choosing.
“The Pope of Football”: This text introduces students to Vince Lombardi, the man for whom the Super Bowl trophy is named. The accompanying activity uses a quote of Lombardi’s to create an expository writing prompt. Pre-writing activities, editing checklists and a page for the final draft are also included.
“Friday the 13th”: This text explains many of the negative associations that Friday the 13th has in our culture, Use the accompanying activity to preview vocabulary before reading.
“Superstitions”: This one-page informational text describes superstitions, both in the United States and around the world. An acrostic puzzle is included as a follow-up to the reading.
PLEASE NOTE: Each of these texts are available as part of an individual resource that includes more themed activities. Click the links below to see the originals.
Super Bowl 2017: Informational Text and No-Prep Reading and Math Activities
Friday the Thirteenth: Informational Text and Activities
Superstitions: Informational Text and Word Puzzle Fun
Inauguration Day 2017: Informational Text and No-Prep Activities
Supporting Evidence: Powerpoint Lesson, Reading, and Activities
BEN FRANKLIN: 100th Day of School Informational Text and No-Prep Activities
Groundhog Day: Informational Text and No-Prep Activities