Bring high-interest nonfiction into your ELA classroom with 40 weeks of articles, reading responses, creative assignments, and videos!
You want to challenge your students to read closely and think critically about what they read.
You want to meet your nonfiction curriculum standards without sacrificing engagement.
You are a middle or early high school teacher looking for ways to engage your students with more nonfiction.
who this program is for.
If this sounds like you, then you are in the right place.
BEFORE WE DIVE INTO THE DETAILS, LET'S TALK ABOUT
You want to have ALL of your nonfiction lessons planned for you, so you can focus on instruction.
The Nonfiction Article of the Week is a full-year, 40-week nonfiction program for middle and high school English language arts teachers that includes high-interest articles, instruction slides, standards-based reading responses, videos, and creative assignments.
SO, HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
Use the eye-catching presentation slides to guide you through each element of the lesson.
The slideshow includes pre-reading discussions questions, prompts for each of the activities, reading response answer keys, and a link to a related video.
Students will love reading these 40 high-interest nonfiction articles.
The articles were intentionally written and designed to include a variety of text types and text features to meet nonfiction standards.
Have students respond to the text with the included reading response assignments.
The assignments include a variety of questions that meet nonfiction standards, but also encourage text connections and creativity.
Detailed teacher answer keys are included with sample responses.
Students watch a video clip that is related to the article.
After watching, students respond to a related writing prompt.
The prompts are designed to have students make text-to-self connections.
Now, students are ready to get creative! Each lesson has a fun and creative assignment or project for students to complete that is related to the article.
This will allow students to use higher-order thinking and make even deeper connections to the text.
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The print version of The Nonfiction Article of the Week Program includes the presentations in PowerPoint format and the assignments in printable, PDF format. Simply print the resources, and you are ready to engage your students with high-interest nonfiction!
The digital version of The Nonfiction Article of the Week Program includes the teacher and student documents in Google Slides format. Simply share the link or file with students and have them complete it on their device. This works well for a 1:1 classroom or remote teaching.
PRINT AND DIGITAL VERSIONS
The nonfiction article of the week is appropriate for middle and early high school English language arts teachers, ideally for grades 7-9, but it can also work for a lower-level grade 10 class.
The Nonfiction Article of the Week Program is incredibly comprehensive, so it will likely meet the informational text standards no matter which ELA curriculum you are using. If you are using the Common Core curriculum, the program meets nearly all of the informational text standards. Scroll up to see a list of many of the skills and standards addressed in this resource.
The print bundle was created for use within a traditional classroom setting without technology. The presentations are all in PowerPoint format, and the articles and assignments are meant to be printed and distributed to students. The digital bundle, on the other hand, is 100% paperless and is meant to be used in a remote teaching or 1:1 classroom setting. Students will complete the work using Google Apps (Slides).
If you purchased all of the digital and print weekly articles separately, the cost would be $240. By purchasing the discounted bundles, you receive a significant discount.
After you purchase, you will receive an email with a link to download Nonfiction Article of the Week Program. It's a large file, so it may take some time to download, but if you have any issues, you can reach out to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your receipt.
Your purchase of the program entitles you to a single-use license which means that you are not legally permitted to share it, and it can only be used within your own classroom.
If you are teaching remotely or in a 1:1 classroom, you are permitted to share the slides with your students on a closed, password protected site (like Google Classroom), so they can complete the challenge online.
You are not legally permitted to share any of the materials in the Nonfiction Article of the Week on an open website that can be accessed by the general public.