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Three articles…

Objective: Use nonfiction reading to start powerful online discussions about important issues.

Part 1:

Read the article about teen crime (assigned in your Newsela binder) at the highest level that you can read and understand — and take the quiz.

  1. Teen Essential Question (JF):  Post an essential question about life in quote graphic form inspired by our teen crime article! (Remember, an essential question is not about one article and should make people think deeply for a long time). (One question, two answers <300 each>) 

Hint: A quote graphic is a picture with text on it a bit like a poster for the web. If you go to our menu button and scroll down you’ll find several cool “quote graphic” tools.

Part 2:

Read our “Black Belt Grandma” article (assigned in your Newsela binder) at the highest level that you can read and understand — and take the quiz.

  1. Black Belt Takeaway (JF): What is the most important idea that you will take away from this article. Justify your choice in What Makes You Think That style. (700 characters)
  2. Black Belt Quote (JF): (Two Part Post) Create a quote graphic, pulling the most important and powerful line from the text. Your quote needs to be powerful and relevant to the topic. Briefly justify your choice in What Makes You Think That style  (300 characters).

 Part 3:

Read the article about the sightless spelling bee champion (assigned in your Newsela binder) at the highest level that you can read and understand — and take the quiz.

  1. Seeing and Spelling Quote (JF): (Two Part Post) Create a quote graphic, pulling the most important line from the article. Your quote needs to be powerful and relevant to the topic. Briefly justify your choice in What Makes You Think That style  (300 characters).

 

 

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