Use the excitement of the Olympic Games to help your students write stronger informational or explanatory essays using fact-based paired texts about the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Students read these perfectly paired texts to gather information about these elite competitions. Students search the texts for facts, reasons, definitions, details, and quotes on the topic, then organize their information on the graphic organizer. The organizer supports students as they write their final information/explanatory pieces, complete with all components necessary to meet your grade level informational writing standards. Teach writing in style using this high-interest, relevant, and engaging topic. Your students will thank you!
This download includes:
--2 Paired Texts tailored for each grade level 3rd-6th, 8 texts total (perfect for differentiation!)
--Graphic organizers tailored for each grade level 3rd-6th
--Lined writing paper
--Grade-specific informational/explanatory writing checklists, 3rd-6th
We also offer informational paired text sets in our "Geology of the Earth" series.
Volcano Paired Texts
Plate Tectonics Paired Texts
Layers of the Earth Paired Texts
Watch for even more titles in the near future!
Please visit our blog to find out more about how we use paired texts in the classroom
We have opinion writing resources on high-interest topics too:
Pokemon Go Paired Texts
Hover Boards Paired Texts
Social Media Paired Texts
Digital vs. Board Games Paired Texts
Cell Phones Paired Texts
Fidget Spinners Paired Texts
Drones Paired Texts
Virtual Reality Paired Texts
Lincoln and Washington Paired Texts
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