This unit is made up of comprehension activities as well as a Decision Making Activity designed to push students thinking. You will also find a mini-book research project all about the Winter Olympics. Students will use their mini-book as a guide for their online research. An answer key is included!
There are 4 non-fiction passages included with a total of 8 passages. 4 of these will be used during the Decision Making Strategy Lesson. There are comprehension questions, and annotation guides for the other 4 passages. Critical thinking activities are also provided for each passage.
The Decision Making Strategy Lesson encourages students take on the role of the International Olympic Committee. After reading about how the IOC works to decide on an Olympic City, each group will read about 3 cities in the United States being considered for the next Olympic City. After reading about all 3 cities groups will work to determine which city will be the best choice. This will be completed through using a Criteria Matrix and presented in a Priority Pyramid. There is no right or wrong answer for this activity so long as students are able to defend their opinion.
The strategy lesson includes teacher guidelines and a hook activity.
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