Reading Information and Literature Texts Gr8 Bundle

$17.99

You’ll love that this resource will let you get back to teaching — no more hunting for resources to teach ALL of the Reading Informational Texts and Reading Literature standards.

They’re right here!

Even better – they’re available as digital and print.  Mentor texts and answer keys make it soooo easy for your to get to teaching!

Description

Be ready to teach all the reading information and literature texts standards!  Super easy and ready to go with print and digital options!

Digital + Print! No planning! Save tons of time using these mini lessons to teach all your 8th grade reading information texts and reading literature lessons! Spend more time helping your students and less time planning and searching for resources!

Plus, you can use these lessons with any texts.

You’ll be able to:

  • scaffold
  • differentiate
  • workshop
  • conference
  • work on test prep
  • and dig down into those reading skills every day without a ton of work!

You’ll love that this resource gets you back to teaching — no more hunting for resources to teach ALL of the Reading Informational Texts and Reading Literature standards.

This print & digital bundle includes 53 mini lessons, lesson plans, mentor texts, answer keys, and teacher checklists that will make teaching both the RI and RL standards fun and easy.

What you get in the Reading Informational Texts Resource:

  • 25 Mini Lessons — both print & digital
  • Two cover choices (one full-color, one blackline) that you can use to create a workbook for your students
  • 25 standards posters written in student-friendly language
  • four nonfiction texts that you can use right away to start teaching these skills! Included two texts that argue opposite points.
  • lesson planning charts
  • Answer Key using the nonfiction texts in the zip file. This will give you an idea of how to use the mini lessons with other texts. You may wish to choose your own nonfiction texts.
  • Editable teacher checklist that will help you track what lessons your students have completed – great for differentiation!
  • teaching tips and video to help you get the most out of this jam-packed resource!

Each mini lesson includes:

  • a manageable portion of the RI standards
  • student friendly restatement of the standard
  • easy-to-follow explanation of the standard
  • a “Demonstrate your Understanding” that directs the student’s task for the day
  • print version: students can cut off the bottom portion of the page to use as an exit card or assessment
  • digital version: students can turn in the activity they completed
  • students can add notes for each lesson to a digital or print notebook to create a reading resource
  • a “Reflection Question” focuses on higher order thinking skills and helps summarize the mini lesson. Ideal “wrap up” or use as a warm up for the next class.

The 25 mini lessons address:

1. central idea & textual evidence

2. inference based on evidence

3. development of the central idea & supporting details

4. objective summary

5. comparisons, analogies, categories

6. text connections & distinctions between individuals

7. text connections & distinctions between ideas

8. text connections & distinctions between events

9. vocabulary clarification

10. figurative language

11. connotative meaning

12. technical language

13. distinguishing figurative, connotative, and technical language

14. word choice and tone

15. paragraph structure

16. sentence and paragraph development

17. point of view

18. author’s response to opposing evidence

19. advantages of various media presentations

20. disadvantages of various media presentations

21. deconstruct and evaluate an argument

22. assess argument’s validity

23. evaluate conflicting information on the same topic

24. evaluate points in opposing arguments that differ

25. assessing the variety of nonfiction texts that challenge the reader

What you get in the Reading Literature Resource:

  • 18 Mini Lessons + 5 extra practice lessons
  • Digital & print – perfect for blended, distance, or in-person learning!
  • 18 standards posters written in student-friendly language
  • lesson planning charts
  • the short stories “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Last Leaf.” You can use them right away to start teaching these skills!
  • Additional texts are embedded into several lessons.
  • Answer Key using the fiction text in the zip file. This will give you an idea of how to use the mini lessons with other texts. You may wish to choose your own literary texts.
  • Teacher checklist that will help you track what lessons your students have completed – great for differentiation!

Each mini lesson includes:

  • a manageable portion of the RL standards
  • student friendly restatement of the standard
  • easy-to-follow explanation of the standard
  • A “Demonstrate your Understanding” that directs the student’s task for the day
  • Built in assessments — students can cut off the bottom portion of the page — or submit the digital slide
  • A “Reflection Question” focuses on higher order thinking skills and helps summarize the mini lesson. Ideal “wrap up” or use as a warm up for the next class.

The 18 mini lessons address:

  1. What is Literature? Anchor chart
  2. Provide an objective Summary
  3. Cite textual evidence – providing explicit evidence
  4. Cite textual evidence for inferences
  5. Determine the central idea of the text (+ extra practice)
  6. Analyze theme and central idea over the course of the text
  7. Analyze dialogue
  8. Analyze incidents
  9. Determine meaning of words & phrases
  10. Determine figurative & connotative meaning
  11. Analyze word choice (+ extra practice)
  12. Compare structure of two texts
  13. Contrast structure of two texts (+ extra practice)
  14. What is irony?
  15. Analyze different points of view (+ extra practice)
  16. Analyze how a film is adapted from a text
  17. Analyze how fiction draws on other works (+ extra practice)
  18. Reading complexity – Survey

Use with any texts or the ones I’ve provided. Perfect for scaffolding, differentiation, reteaching, literature circles, literature centers, and whole class instruction.

This is going to save you so much time!

This resource includes Reading Information Texts and Reading Literature Texts for Grade 8.

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