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.

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If this sounds like you, then you are in the right place.

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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.

Let's look at each of the components

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SO, HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK? 

1. TEACHER SLIDESHOWS

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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. 

2. HIGH-INTEREST ARTICLES

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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. 

3. READING RESPONSE

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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.

4. VIDEO CLIPS

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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.

5. CREATIVE ASSIGNMENTS

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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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These are just some of the Skills and standards Addressed...

Citing text evidence 
Finding the main idea
Vocabulary in context
Author's point of view
Author's purpose
Evaluating arguments
Comparing and contrasting 
Inferring information
Figurative language
Author's tone

Text features
Examining bias
Sharing an opinion
Analyzing quotes
Surveying
Problem and Solution
Cause and effect 
Allusion 
Evaluating grammar
Word choice


Examining analogies
Categorizing information
Oxymorons & puns
Non-fiction genres
Supporting details
Locating irony 
Examining graphics
Writing Questions
The 5 Ws
Researching



Charts and graphs
Making predictions
Making connections 
Critical thinking/judgements
Explaining idioms
Exploring text structure
Pros and cons
Summarizing
Examining writing style
Writing types





(persuasive, narrative, descriptive, opinion, instructional)

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fREE SAMPLE

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    ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

    What grades is the Nonfiction Article of the Week Program suitable for? 

    What grades is the Nonfiction Article of the Week Program suitable for? 

    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. 

    What curriculum standards does the Nonfiction Article of the Week Program address? 

    What curriculum standards does the Nonfiction Article of the Week Program address? 

    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.  

    What's the difference between the digital and print bundles?

    What's the difference between the digital and print bundles?

    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.

    How do I access my purchase?

    How do I access my purchase?

    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 bonnie@prestoplans.com with your receipt.

    Can I share the program with my colleague?

    Can I share the program with my colleague?

    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.

    Can I post the content online? 

    Can I post the content online? 

    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.  

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