This informational text presents five myths/exaggerations found in pandemic fiction and the science behind the truth. Each point includes an example from books, movies, or video games along with a refute from a scientist. You get a pre-reading activity asking students to assess the accuracy of common tropes and a post-reading activity for using vocabulary in context. Includes digital versions of the worksheets and article. (grades 7-10)
1. Pre-Reading Activity - Gauging Accuracy
2. Magazine-Style Informational Text: "Pandemic: Fact vs. Fiction"
3. Word Work: Vocabulary in context - Students use target vocabulary to analyze text and make inferences.
4. Digital version
This passage has been written with 8th and 9th grade reluctant readers in mind. It was originally written to accompany the TERMINUS Digital Breakouts series, but can be used separately.
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