Non-Fiction Close Reading and Writing Tasks Growing Bundle For Middle School ELA

Non-Fiction Close Reading and Writing Tasks Growing Bundle For Middle School ELA
Non-Fiction Close Reading and Writing Tasks Growing Bundle For Middle School ELA
Non-Fiction Close Reading and Writing Tasks Growing Bundle For Middle School ELA
Non-Fiction Close Reading and Writing Tasks Growing Bundle For Middle School ELA
Non-Fiction Close Reading and Writing Tasks Growing Bundle For Middle School ELA
Non-Fiction Close Reading and Writing Tasks Growing Bundle For Middle School ELA
Non-Fiction Close Reading and Writing Tasks Growing Bundle For Middle School ELA
Non-Fiction Close Reading and Writing Tasks Growing Bundle For Middle School ELA
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Are you looking for a wide variety of non-fiction resources that contain engaging, rigorous, and differentiated materials? This bundle contains 28 individual resources from my store and future non-fiction resources will be added to this bundle! When you purchase this growing bundle, you get over 1,000 pages of instructional material and all future non-fiction units that are added to this bundle at no additional cost to you!

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☞ ☞ ☞ ☞ The Non-Fiction Close Reading Resources included in this bundle: ☜ ☜ ☜ ☜

Products #1-4: Central Idea and Supporting Details in Non-Fiction Texts:
Each product is a Common Core aligned resource that is the perfect way to teach your on-level students and students who are struggling with identifying the central idea in nonfiction texts. Students will enjoy reading the nonfiction articles that center around a relevant and engaging topics.
Students will use a double column notes organizer to help them tackle the nonfiction article. In addition, the article has been chunked into four different sections. Each section includes a separate subheading that students will use to create a question and then closely read that section of text to find evidence to answer their self-generated question. During the third read of this activity, there are two options for the graphic organizer. Option #1 is for lower level students who may struggle with piecing together the supporting details to determine the central idea of the text. This organizer is broken down into smaller chunks. Option #2 is for your on-level to higher level students who will not struggle with determining the central idea and identifying supporting details from the text.

»» Product #1: Anxiety in Students

»» Product #2: Going to Class Matters?

»» Product #3: Wasting Food?

»» Product #4: No Grades Necessary?

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Products #5-8: Analyzing Author’s Point of View in Non-Fiction Texts:
Are you looking for a thought-provoking and real-world topic that will engage your students in critical thinking while they analyze a non-fiction text to determine the author’s point of view? Look no further than this bundle that contains four engaging and real-world topics. These close reading activities are full of high quality and critical thinking activities that will get students excited to analyze non-fiction texts. Students will LOVE that they are engaged in an on-going discussion that centers around debates on school uniforms, healthier school lunches, animal testing, and video games and violence. It will also inspire curiosity in students while they try to figure out the author’s thoughts on the subject. Teachers will LOVE that this unit contains scaffolded close reading activities that are designed to help students deeply analyze the non-fiction text. This will help students not only tackle complex texts and skills, but also create a logical writing response that identifies the author’s point of view and support their response with strong textual evidence. In addition, everything that teachers needs to implement this unit, from teacher models, teacher tips, and a detailed EDITABLE presentation, is included in this download.

This resource covers the following Common Core Standards:
•RI.6-8.1 •RI.6-8.2 •RL.6-8.3 •RI.6-8.5 •RI.6-8.6 •W.6-8.2 •W.6-8.4 •W.6-8.5

Product #5- Analyzing Author's Point of View in a Non-Fiction Text: Animal Testing

Product #6- Analyzing Author's Point of View in a Non-Fiction Text: School Uniforms

Product #7- Analyzing Author's Point of View in a Non-Fiction Text: Healthier School Lunches

Product #8- Analyzing Author's Point of View in a Non-Fiction Text: Video Games and Violence

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Product #9: Bullying-Making Connections to Non-Fiction Texts: 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.

☞ 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

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Product #10: Non-Fiction Task Cards: This resource contains twenty-four rigorous and engaging tasks that require students to not only think critically when interacting with the text, but also allows them to tap into their creativity. Students will LOVE the variety of ways that they can create products and written responses to demonstrate their understanding of any non-fiction text.

** The following skills/tasks are included in this product:
Task #1- Author’s Purpose
Task #2- Author’s Point of View
Task #3- Consider the Author’s Point of View
Task #4- Evaluate the Author’s Point of View
Task #5- Central Idea
Task #6- Central Ideas
Task #7- Supporting Details
Task #8- Objective Summary
Task #9- Context Clues
Task #10- Sentence Structure
Task #11- Word Choice
Task #12- Analyzing the Tone
Task #13- Analyzing the Mood
Task #14- Quotes
Task #15- Figurative Language
Task #16- Time Period
Task #17- Interview the Author
Task #18- Interview
Task #19- Letter to the Author
Task #20- Likes/Dislikes
Task #21- Sequence/Format
Task #22- Graphics
Task #23- Facebook
Task #24- Instagram

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☞ ☞ ☞ ☞ The Argumentative Writing Resources included in this bundle: ☜ ☜ ☜ ☜
Product #11- Assigned Seating in the Cafeteria

Product #12- Mandatory Drug Testing for Students

Product #13- School Uniforms Debate

Product #14- Video Games and Violence

Product #15- Year Round School!?!

Product #16- Tablets vs Textbook Debate

Product #17- Should Schools Start Later?

Product #18- Extending the Weekend!?!

Product #19- Animal Testing: Scientific Research or Animal Cruelty?

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☞ ☞ ☞ ☞ The Banners and Mini Research Projects included in this bundle: ☜ ☜ ☜ ☜

Product #21- #WordsofWisdom: Growth Mindset Banners and Mini Research Projects

Product #22- Women’s History Month Banners: Mini Research Project

Product #23- Black History Month Banners: Mini Research Project

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☞ ☞ ☞ ☞ The Bell Ringers included in this bundle: ☜ ☜ ☜ ☜

Product #24- Black History Month Bell Ringers

Product #25- Women’s History Month Bell Ringers

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☞ ☞ ☞ ☞ The Collaborative Research Projects included in this bundle: ☜ ☜ ☜ ☜

Product #26- Civil Rights Movement Collaborative Project

Product #27- Women’s History Month Collaborative Project

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☞ ☞ ☞ ☞ The Performance Tasks included in this bundle: ☜ ☜ ☜ ☜

Product #28- Stressed to the Max Personal Narrative Performance Task

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Created by Stephanie M. Icenogle, The Creative Classroom © 2017
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