This bundle includes all of my real-world nonfiction connections
resources. It encompasses eight resources. As a growing bundle, I will be adding more resources periodically (at no additional cost to those who have already purchased the bundle).
With these lessons, help your students meet the expectations of Common Core Standards by guiding them through close readings of texts that vary by genre, time period, and author; then help them construct connections with relevant nonfiction texts that can be accessed online. Because of the text variety, they are also great for differentiating and meeting the needs of diverse learners.
Each lesson culminates in a writing task; students select from a menu of activities that are creative and differentiate for students’ interests and abilities. These lessons incorporate all strands of the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) Anchor Standards.
Each Real-World Nonfiction Connection resource includes the following: explicit lesson plan, handouts with before, during, and post-reading strategy activities, sample texts, graphic organizers, writing menus, peer review handouts, rubrics, and answer keys.
As of May 2016, the following resources are included:
-Excerpt from My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass & The New York Times online article, “Malala Yousafzai, Girl Shot by Taliban, Makes Appeal at U.N.”;
-Excerpts from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden & Associated Press online article, “Tiny House Movement Thrives Amid Real Estate Bust”;
-Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” & The Washington Post online article “Study Suggests You Can Die of a Broken Heart”;
-Washington Irving’s story, “The Devil and Tom Walker” & The New York Times online article, “On Wallstreet, a Culture of Greed Won’t Let Go”;
-An excerpt from William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” & The New York Times online article, “Modern Love-Breaking our Parents’ Rules for Love” and
-Taylor Mali’s poem, “Totally Like Whatever, You Know?” & The Guardian online article, “Beyond Malala: Six Teenagers Changing the World.”
-Native American Myths and an excerpt from the book, No Impact Man by Colin Beavan
-Excerpt from To Kill a Mockingbird & The New York Times online article, “Zimmerman is Acquitted in Killing of Trayvon Martin”
If preferred, each resource is available separately
at the link below: