Should People Recycle?

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Learners have grown up hearing the phrase Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, but have they ever stopped to think about whether the message behind it is true? A text set asks the question "Should people recycle?" As readers conduct a close read of the articles, they highlight arguments for and against recycling, and then use what they've discovered to craft persuasive paragraphs.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Make posters to support students' conclusions about recycling
  • Take a poll to see how much families actually recycle on a daily basis
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a free Newsela account to access the articles

  • Provides multiple perspectives on an issue
  • Deals with a current high-interest topic

  • Links to content that may be too difficult for the suggested grade level
  • Lacks hyperlinks to extension resources
Common Core