Welcome to LiteracyTA’s Modern Issues: a non-fiction reader. We are so pleased to offer you a quality text designed to help you acquire and practice the skills of reading, speaking, and writing about texts. LiteracyTA developed this reader for students because we believe that learning how to read, write, and speak about texts will have the greatest impact on your success in school, at work, and in life.
Modern Issues offers twelve high interest, non-fiction articles on a variety of popular topics. We know that students will want to read, analyze, and discuss the ideas in these texts with their classmates. Most of the articles fall under three major categories: modern technology, identity and self-awareness, and getting ahead in life.
Here are the titles in Modern Issues.
Tracking devices for adolescents
It's possible: earn college credit before you even graduate
What does the future for homework look like
Understand history, save the world
Learning a second language is not just a luxury
Quieting the mind: meditation in schools
I bubble "other"
Linking music to intelligence
Service work and self-obsessionL can the two co-exist?
Safer keeping secrets?
Social media and the spread of a new social epidemic
Inside the front and back covers, students have access to lists of reading skills based on Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and sentence starters to help students practice academic language while speaking and writing about the texts in Modern Issues. The margins of the texts have also been widened so that students have plenty of room to interact with the text, engage in inquiry-based thinking, and respond and connect to ideas. This is a student book. Have them write in it. Draw in it. The more they interact with these texts, the more they will enjoy reading and discussing them.
***Each purchase is a classroom set of 30 books. Not sold individually.***