Informational reading response assignment and rubric
This assignment and corresponding rubric was developed by the ELA department at Civic Leadership Academy in Queens, in order to improve students’ background knowledge and practice reading informational texts. This resource was created in response to a need to develop students’ content knowledge around current events, and better align assignments with the type of work students are expected to do in college. Teachers have found that this assignment and rubric fostered student engagement and led to animated small group discussions.
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