Close Reading of Informational/Literary Nonfiction Texts

This Close Reading of Informational/Literary Nonfiction Texts activity & project also includes:

What does it mean to be Americanized? Pupils read a text excerpt from Edward Bok's "The Americanization of Edward Bok." Next, they engage in the SOAPSTone strategy for analyzing the text. Afterward, scholars write a summary of the central idea of the passage.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Prior to the lesson, teach background information about Edward Bok 
  • Help learners brainstorm ideas for effective topic sentences 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires dictionaries and highlighters or other text-marking tools
Pros

  • Includes an accessible reading passage with definitions for unfamiliar vocabulary
  • Integrates several learning strategies to enhance understanding 
Cons

  • None