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Writing About Informational Text: The Dred Scott Decision
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Looking for a performance assessment that asks individuals to demonstrate their competency in writing about informational text? Use Frederick Douglass' essay "On the Dred Scott Decision," and an excerpt from Abraham Lincoln's 1857 speech...
Reading Informational Text: 11-12th ELA Common Core
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Science, social studies, and language arts resources that address 11th and 12th grade standards for reading informational text can be found in this collection. Take a look at the attached notes for each resource to find the grade 11 and 12 aligned Common Core Standards for Reading Information Text.
Writing About Informational Text: Political Parties
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
To demonstrate their ability to craft an analysis of informational text, class members read excerpts from James Madison's "The Federalist No. 10," from George Washington's Farewell Address, and from Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural...
Trace the Development of an Idea Over the Course of a Text
8 mins 11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
How does a writer develop an idea over the course of a text? Tracing the development of a central idea can seem like a daunting undertaking; however, it is a reading comprehension skill that can be learned. Using “Of Our spiritual...
Black and White in United States History: A Gray Area
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new...
English Language Arts Examination: August 2017
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Reading and comprehending a poem is a lot different than doing the same for a piece of fiction or an informational text. As part of a sample English language arts examination, readers put their skills to the test by reading passages in...
English Language Arts Examination: June 2017
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Plants prefer classical music to rock and roll. That's one of the claims in an informational passage that makes up part of a set of standardized assessment questions. The set is part of a larger collection of English language arts tests...
I Can Identify a Nonfiction Writer's Main Idea and Supporting Examples
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Use this page to quickly identify the central idea of a text and organize ideas for writing an informational or explanatory text. The worksheet is split into two parts. In the first part, pupils note down the main idea and supporting...