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 event significance, text structure, supporting details, inference, and supporting graphics.
An extension idea is provided in the form of a link that allows students to extend their knowledge by exploring photographs and artifacts about the Wright Brothers and then testing their knowledge with a multiple choice quiz.
The guide closes with the fiv 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.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
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