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Nonfiction Article of the Week Club, Article #6-12: The Harlem Renaissance
Review reading informational text standards RI.6.4 (Analyze Technical & Connotative Meanings), RI.6.5 (Analyze Text Structure and Text Features), and RI.6.6 (Analyze Author's Point of View and Purpose) with this high-interest article on the Harlem Renaissance and its significance to American history.
Students will also complete activities for text evidence, integrating information, literal comprehension, and take a comprehensive assessment.
This is the twelfth in a set of 25 informational text articles + activity packs designed to teach ALL of the reading informational text standards for 6th grade in a fun, rigorous, and easy to implement solution! The focus in this resource is on teaching students to analyze text structure, including text features, in a nonfiction text.
Each article + activity pack includes these components:
-original article written at the 6th grade level
-modified version of each article (one grade level below)
-professional audio recording of each article and modified article
-editable version of all activities and assessments
-digital Google Slides version of all articles and activities
-self-grading Google Forms assessments (3 per article)
-articles also included digitally via Google Docs
Here are the activities included (see preview file for full-page samples)
Activity 1 - Literal Comprehension Check (multiple choice)
Activity 2 - Literal Comprehension Check (open-ended) (alternate option for Act 1)
Activity 3 - Text Evidence Practice (annotation version)
Activity 4 - Text Evidence Practice (multiple choice version) (alternate option for Act 3)
Activity 5 - Skills Focus (focuses on one CCSS skill)
Activity 6 - Integrating Sources Activity
Activity 7 - Skills Test
Activity 8 - Modified Skills Test (alternate option for Act 7)
In addition, because this is a review pack, Activity 5 is longer than usual and the test is 12 questions instead of 8 (10 multiple choice and 2 open ended/discussion).
Check the preview file for complete lesson plans and samples of this resource. If you'd like to assess the overall quality of these articles, questions, etc., please check out this free unit that's set up the exact same way:
You can also check out this blog post to find out more about the series.