Each article comes with a lesson plan that is tailored to the article’s content, provides ways to activate prior knowledge and questions for discussion, and includes activities that support diving deeper into the article’s ideas.
1. 5 minutes | ENGAGE and activate prior knowledge.
Ask students the pre-reading question to prompt a lively class discussion. Preview questions from the interactive quiz.
2. 15 minutes | EXPLORE the core ideas.
Preview the article’s visuals and text features. Have students read the article independently or read it aloud to the class.
3. 15 minutes | EXPLAIN the article’s core ideas through writing and discussion.
Discuss the concepts in the article. Use the critical thinking and close reading questions to prompt deeper engagement. Discuss and define vocabulary terms. Revisit the pre-reading question and have students revisit their initial answers.
4. 10 minutes | EXTEND conceptual knowledge and reinforce key skills.
Share the skill builders that accompany the article. Watch the video or complete interactive activities such as polls or quizzes. Use the writing prompt for an in-class writing reflection or a longer, researched paper on the subject.