Monsters Non-Fiction Close Reading Bundle: Zombies Vampires Urban Legends
Getting students to read informational text can be trying, but the engaging topics (Zombies, Vampires & Urban Legends) will spark a student's interest. The new Common Core State Standards place a greater emphasis on critical thinking and implementing expository and nonfiction texts into the English Language Arts curriculum. Understanding the basics of analyzing the rhetorical situation, mood and tone, and author's purpose and point of view are essential to understanding nonfiction texts. These 4-5 day units teach 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)

This multi-faceted unit integrates listening skills, reading strategies, and writing skills, as students analyze each of these elements to develop practical skills in analyzing nonfiction texts.

This Unit Includes
1. Common Core Alignment
2. Student Notes and Handouts
3. Video links and analysis worksheet
4. Teacher "day by day" schedule
5. 7 Different Articles for Analysis
6. 3 Different Writing Tasks and Rubrics
7. PPT Lectures
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Resources included (3)

Non-Fiction Close Reading Vampires

Non-Fiction Close Reading Vampires

Nonfiction Close Read Zombies Zombies Zombies

Nonfiction Close Read Zombies Zombies Zombies

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Created: Jul 24, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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