Reading Response: Pork Roast Cooked in Car (Article 003)

Reading Response: Pork Roast Cooked in Car (Article 003)
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(8 MB|20 slides, 11 pages)
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How hot is it in Australia? Hot enough to cook a roast in the car. Use this article to help your students connect with what is going on with the heatwave in Australia. (Then check out this lesson on citizenship - whether it's classroom citizenship or global citizenship.)

This reading response article is about creativity and innovation and is available at 3 different reading levels. During a heatwave in Australia, a man cooks a pork roast in his car as an “experiment for fun.”  

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This package includes 

  • an article at 3 different reading levels - Grade 5, 8, 10 (approx)
  • a mini lesson on citizenship with 4 discussion questions
  • a paragraph response package with brainstorming and rubric handouts.

CHECK OUT THE PREVIEW FILE (read me first files) to see exactly what you get.

Pork roast cooked in a car during a record breaking heat wave in Australia


  • Just print a class set of the file called Pork Roast - 0 NO PREP.PDF
  • This includes the article (middle reading level), the paragraph response handouts and rubric.

OPTION 2: If you want to watch the slideshow that goes with this article:

OPTION 3: If you want to EDIT the files:

  • Modify the Word .DOCx handouts to fit your specific classroom needs.
  • You may need to install the BANGERS comic book font (instructions provided later on)

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Our 21st Century Learning Articles are written at three different reading levels: 

  • a middle reading level - approx. grades 7-8
  • a harder level - approx. grades 9-11 
  • an easier level - approx. grades 4-6.  

This allows teachers at different grades to use our lessons. It also gives teachers the opportunity to accommodate or modify for different student reading levels within the same class.

  • The different reading level handouts look identical and the content in each body paragraph is identical. 
  • Body paragraphs are numbered on each handout for easier reference. 

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Total Pages
20 slides, 11 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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