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Article of the Month. Day 1. Today’s Agenda:. Introduction to Article of the Month Mini Lesson : How to do a close read Work Time : Begin close read of article Homework : Finish your close read of the article. What is “Article of the Month”?. A non-fiction current event article

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today s agenda
Today’s Agenda:
  • Introduction to Article of the Month
  • Mini Lesson: How to do a close read
  • Work Time: Begin close read of article
  • Homework: Finish your close read of the article.
what is article of the month
What is “Article of the Month”?
  • A non-fiction current event article
  • Completed (approximately) once a month
  • You will be assessed on:
    • Your close reading skills (T2T)
    • Reading comprehension
    • Your ability to analyze the article in a written response.
  • Counts as a separate READING and WRITING grade.
how to do a close read
How to do a close read:

STEP #1: Make predictions using the title

  • Write the predictions @ the top of the paper.

STEP #2: As you read, talk to the text in the margins:

  • Questions
  • Comments
  • Reactions
  • Thoughts

STEP #3: Highlight points of confusion:

  • Words you don’t know
  • Confusing concepts/ideas

Example of a close read

homework
Homework:

Finish your close read of the article.

Talk to the text

Highlight points of confusion

today s agenda1
Today’s Agenda:
  • Classroom Grade: Comprehension Check
  • Small Group Work: Discussion of article
  • Mini Lesson: How to respond to a non-fiction article in writing.
  • Homework: Finish written response
discussion questions
Discussion Questions:
  • Why do you think this article was published in “Parade,” a pull-out section of the Philadelphia Inquirer?
  • For whom is this article written? Who is meant to read this article? Why?
  • What specific connections were you able to make due to your experiences here at GVMS?
  • Which of these 7 ideas would be able to be implemented at GVMS? Which could not work at GVMS? Why?
  • Can you think of an 8th idea to improve school?
written response
Written Response:
  • Format: One paragraph response
  • Focus: Write about THIS article; use author’s name and the title of the article.
  • Content: Answer the question
  • Style: Write in first person
written response1
Written Response:
  • Organization of ideas:
    • Topic Sentence: Select 1 of 7 ideas from article
    • Reasons: Explain your position with a reason
    • Evidence: Support each reason with evidence from the article AND from personal experience
    • Concluding Sentence: Wrap up your thoughts about the prompt/article.
homework1
Homework:

Complete written response.

today s agenda2
Today’s Agenda:
  • Collect Article of the Month
  • Read your written response out loud in a one-foot voice.
    • Make changes that you feel will improve your piece.
  • Turn in:
    • Cover Sheet
    • Article
    • Written Response
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