Looking for an interesting way to engage students with informational, expository texts? Need to motivate your students to read? Want something relevant for a close reading exercise?
These mini lessons are the perfect ready-to-go lessons to practice close reading skills! With specific common core text-based questions and writing prompts, your students will be engaged, informed, and ready to debate! The questions are designed to have students truly dig into and respond to a text!
This resource is not just questions and answers for info texts - you are getting a full blown mini lesson plan complete with a writing prompt at the end! Have these in your file for a crazy schedule day, in between units, for substitutes, or evaluation days!
Included are these best sellers:
Dangers of Energy Drinks
Woes of the Web
Does True Love Last?
Acceptable Coach Behavior
Reading is Good for Your Brain
All PDF files include active links to the high-interest, grade level appropriate articles, answers, common core links, and suggested lesson plan. Save $$ off the list price if sold separately!!
**Now with my exclusive super simple substitute sheet.**
*Note about content: Two of the articles (Coach Behavior and Internet Safety) uses some language that might be considered mature for some readers. It isn't central to the main content of the article, nor is it addressed in the questions. It could be edited out easily.*
More Hot Topics Lessons are just a click away! See these titles:
Info Text Lessons Bundle #2
Hot Topics Info Text Bundle 2nd Ed.
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