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This package includes a a variety of resources to help students develop active reading skills and annotation techniques for informational texts. PPT lecture explains the strategies for active reading and techniques for annotations. Student notes outline each step for annotating texts. Aligned graphic organizer is provided for students to consolidate their annotations. This 4-5 day unit teaches the fundamentals of analyzing informational text with the unique acrostic "R.E.A.D.S"

Close “R.E.A.D”
Recognize (purpose, tone, point of view)
Evaluate (support)
Analyze (rhetoric)
Develop (questions and judgments)
Summarize (the main idea of the text)

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Nonfiction Close Reading Lessons Bundle

This common core aligned close reading unit focuses on understanding the basics of analyzing the rhetorical situation, mood and tone, and author's purpose, bias, and point of view within informational texts.The new Common Core State Standards place a greater emphasis on critical thinking and implementing nonfiction into the English Language Arts curriculum. These multi-faceted lesson plans integrate listening skills, reading strategies, and writing skills, as students analyze each of these elements to develop practical skills in close reading of nonfiction texts. This bundle includes detailed lessons covering: 1 Informational Text Annotation and Close Reading Guidelines 2 Understanding and Evaluating the Rhetorical Situation 3 Recognizing Mood and Tone 4 Identifying and Evaluating Author’s Bias, Point of View and Purpose INCLUDED WITH THIS PACKET CCSS Alignment Videos and Active Listening Exercises/Worksheets PPT tools authors use to develop purpose and point of view Purpose and Viewpoint Student’s Notes Guided Practice Worksheets Independent Practice Worksheets Independent Purpose and Bias Exercises


Argument Analysis Unit

This common core aligned unit focuses on analyzing the fundamentals of argument and persuasion. This bundle is designed with PPT lectures, student notes, and engaging activities to help you instruct your students in concepts such as premise vs. conclusions, persuasive appeals (ethos, pathos, logos), inductive vs deductive reasoning, valid vs. sound, evaluating evidence, viewpoint, bias, the rhetorical situation, mood vs. tone, etc. Up to 2 weeks of material and instruction. Save up to 50% over purchasing each lesson individually. This bundle includes: 1\. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation (17 pages 24 slides) Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject 2\. Recognizing Viewpoint and Bias (14 pages 12 slides) Facts vs. Opinions, Loaded Words, Tone and Mood 3\. Analyzing Rhetorical Appeals (17 pages 12 slides) Ethos, Pathos, Logos 4\. Elements and Structure of Arguments (11 pages 16 slides) Premise vs. Conclusion, Inductive vs. Deductive, Valid vs. Sound 5\. Analysis of Propaganda and Fallacies (11 pages 20 slides) 6\. Engaging Topics and Arguments for Evaluation (17 pages) Analysis notes and worksheets. ("Legalization of Marijuana" and "Do Aliens Exist?" "Would a Zombie Apocalypse be a Serious Threat?" "Should College Athletes be Paid?" "Violent vs Nonviolent Protest") 7\. Non-fiction annotation and close reading strategies. Each section has its own editable PPT lecture, with student notes and integrated student activities. At the conclusion of the unit the bundle includes structured worksheets to evaluate a contemporary debate issue, using new knowledge and skills.



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