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This informational passage is great for using as a close reading. The text features complex vocabulary and sentence structure and is fully aligned to the 7-10 ELA standards. It is a complete ready-to-use package designed with comprehension questions developed using Bloom's Higher Order Thinking Skills. (Each question is labeled according to its Bloom's level and includes an answer key.)
The writing prompt asks the students to evaluate the information and conduct short research. It includes a grading rubric. The passage is titled Peaceful Protest in the United States and offers a brief history of peaceful protest, highlighting the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Tinker v. Des Moines case. Even Colin Kaepernick's protest is discussed. Students will find this piece informative and current.
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