Reflection: Checks for Understanding Inspiring Students to Read Nonfiction Part 1 - Section 3: Independent Work


I rarely use pre-made assessments whether they are from another teacher or a company; however, I do recognize a valuable resource when I see it.  Additionally, I see no purpose in reinventing the wheel when it can be altered to fit my vehicle. This lesson and many others as we move into the next unit or two are made up of real world, relevant, timely reading material which by its very nature changes yearly -if you plan to keep your students attention.  

I am a fan of Scholastics materials for their age appropriate yet challenging content.  I've yet to pull out a Scope magazine that doesn't hold their attention.  In the last few years, Scholastics teacher materials have become equally impressive.  The multiple choice questions used here are, in my opinion, challenging.  They require the student to go back into the text and consider why answer choices are both correct or incorrect.  The wording is more thought provoking and brings out great conversation when we review the material.


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Inspiring Students to Read Nonfiction Part 1

Unit 6: Informational Text - Persevering through the Adversity of our World Part 1
Lesson 1 of 16

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate their understanding of a nonfiction text through multiple choice and short answer questions.

Big Idea: Great narrative nonfiction can be more unbelievable than fiction.

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