This is a close reading task that uses the first several chapters of the Young Readers' Edition of Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Students have to find the best evidence to back a certain claim out of a list of choices. This generates a LOT
This is a pre-reading done for Medea unit. It is a copy of the Greek myth Jason and the Golden Fleece myth abbreviated with a series of guided questions throughout to help assess comprehension.
This is Common Core aligned.
This is a Common Core aligned activity to go with William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Students are given claims about characters and then must select the best evidence for said said. Then the process is reversed. This is really a good discussion
This is a series of 7 two-page close reading assignments using passages from Medea by Euripides. I used it for Homework after in-class reading. There are questions on main idea, literary devices, and thematic concepts found within the text.
This is an abridged version of the article about Kalief Browder's story with some comprehension questions. This would be a good supplement to watching Time: The Kalief Browder Story documentary series.