Scaffolded Informational Text One Pager: Analytical Reading Response Activity

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7th - 10th
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14 PDF + 10 Editable PPT
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  1. So you want your students to analyze literature and informational texts, but you don't want to grade yet ANOTHER stack of essays. Why not take a creative approach with this one pager bundle? Students will be able to dig deep into literary analysis of both fiction and nonfiction texts, and they will
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Learning Objective

Students will analyze informational texts and creatively represent both their comprehension and deeper thinking about the central idea and supporting details.


No more boring informational text assignments! This nonfiction one pager activity is designed to keep middle and high school students thinking critically. Pair this resource with any high-interest informational text, and you'll have a recipe for engagement with literary analysis.

Like its counterpart, the fiction and narrative nonfiction one pager, this informational text one pager is directly aligned with Common Core standards and scaffolded to increase student success. Blank white pages? They aren't scary with the right supports in place.

Get students to identify the central idea and supporting details of nonfiction texts while also extending their thinking through analysis and self-generated questioning.

The informational text one pager resource contains...

1. suggested use and tips

2. an informational "What is a one pager?" sheet

3. a menu of standards-aligned informational text elements to include

4. 2 brainstorming pages

5. a grading rubric

6. a structured approach to content and design of a one pager

7. an example you can use to discuss with students

8. an version that is editable in PPT so that you can make alterations

Ignite students' creativity and inspire deeper thinking with this informational text one pager. It's perfect for middle and high school students who are not one-pager experts or for any student who could benefit from a little extra scaffolding.

If you're looking for an alternative to the traditional text analysis essay or just wanting to spice up your nonfiction texts unit, this informational text one pager will do the trick!

Looking for a DIGITAL one pager for informational text analysis? This Google Slides resource is what you'll need!

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14 PDF + 10 Editable PPT
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (e.g., Washington’s Farewell Address, the Gettysburg Address, Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech, King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”), including how they address related themes and concepts.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
Analyze in detail how an author’s ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or larger portions of a text (e.g., a section or chapter).


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