This activity allows students to gather information, take notes, and complete an essay based on the process used to assess them through high-stakes testing. Students will read and take notes on a newspaper article called Valentines Day: History is in the Air and read an infographic called Millions of Valentines! They will then use the graphic organizer provide to synthesis the information. Finally, they will organize their writing and write an informational writing piece based on the Common Core Standards expectations in testing. Informational Writing student notebook page is included!
1 Student Writing Prompt Page
1 Newspaper article: Valentines Day: History is in the Air
2 Millions of Valentines Inforgraphic - one with a love bug, one with a love gorilla
1 Write to Inform Notebook Page
1 Valentine Notes Page
2 Outline Planners - One basic outline, one with the I, R, C model
1 Organizer Web
1 Open ended Organizer
1 Assessment Ideas Page
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