This nonfiction guide was designed to help teachers prepare their students for Common Core extended response questions. It was also designed to help teachers make digital connections to literature.
The guide includes a link to an online nonfiction article.
Five guiding questions are provided that can be the basis for whole class discussion or individual student essay response. Questions focus on main idea, inference, supporting details, and character traits.
An extension idea is provided in the form of a link that allows students to extend their knowledge by watching a video about Jane Addams.
The guide closes with the five guiding questions on three printable pages with plenty of room for written responses. An answer key is also provided.
Common Core Standards Addressed:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
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