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Informational Texts Close Reading Activity and Project

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Read it Write it Learn it
Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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26 pages
Read it Write it Learn it


Need a meaningful, standards-based and engaging activity to make it to December break? The Holiday Hustle is the perfect project for Secondary ELA right before the Holidays! This three week unit teaches students how to deconstruct advertisements and informational texts as they study and analyze two different holiday ads and three informational articles about advertising. After analyzing ads and informational articles, students create two projects: a Deconstructing Advertisements Guide for Teens and their own Holiday Ad! This study culminates with a Holiday Ad Fair where students study each other's ads and rate their effectiveness. Students will love this relevant, engaging topic while mastering the reading informational texts standards!

This project includes:

  • A 20 page student packet
  • Links to each article
  • Two ads to deconstruct and analyze
  • Scoring Rubrics
  • Project Template
  • Answer Key
  • Lesson Plans for three weeks of learning

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Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.


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