What are monthly text sets? The monthly text sets are two or more texts based on the same topic. Each monthly text set can be used for both reading and writing. The topic of each text set is high-engaging nonfiction topics. Each text set supports opinion or informational based writing in response to reading.
What is included in each text set?
2 (or more) related informational articles
Reading Comprehension Questions
Writing Prompt to be used with the texts in an essay format
Writing Plan Example
Teacher Example Essay (editable)
Differentiated for Grades 3-5
Paid to Play: Should college athletes be paid? Students read 2 articles about the positive and negative impact of college athletes being paid to play. Using the texts, they write an opinion essay in which they give their opinion about whether college athletes should be paid. Standard-based reading comprehension questions help you integrate reading while using the same text you are using in writing.
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These text sets go perfectly with the Informational and Opinion Writing Units: