Reading Unit 4 – Nonfiction

For our new Reading Unit 4, we will be revisiting non-fiction texts, with a focus on Energy; specifically light, sound, heat and electricity.

The four main skills that will be assessed will be:

1. Summarizing (Main idea, supporting details)
2. Analyzing Parts of a Text in Relation to the Whole (picking a paragraph/lines from an article and explaining why it’s important to the whole thing)
3. Cross-Text(s) Synthesis (comparing 2 sources/articles/etc and talking about a specific topic/subtopic they each talk about and what you learned from it)
4. Author’s Craft (what did the author use to make this information more interesting? Diagrams, pictures, excerpt from an expert on the topic.)
The rubric for the assessment is attached.

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