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Alcatraz Non-Fiction Article



Total Pages: 30 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 90 minutes
File Size: 28 MB
File Type: Zip

Alcatraz Non-Fiction Article

Students will learn about Alcatraz, a former maximum-security prison, in this Alcatraz non-fiction article. This resource contains 1 non-fiction article and 3 reading activities to assist with reading comprehension, standardized test prep and cross-curricular learning.

  • This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom as well as Google Slides formatted lessons for 1:1 schools.

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This Alcatraz Non-Fiction Article Resource Includes:

  • Teacher lesson plan
  • Pre-reading K-W-L chart
  • 1 Non-fiction article (regular and modified versions)
  • An audio file (mp3) of each article (regular and modified versions)
  • 3 Post-reading activities: comprehension questions, grammar questions (2 options: paper and self-grading Google Forms), long answer writing response
  • Individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning, i.e. Google Classroom
  • Google Slides formatted lessons for 1:1 school

Use this Alcatraz Non-Fiction Article with my Article of the Week Differentiated Lessons program and these Non-Fiction Graphic Organizers.

Teacher Feedback:

  1. “My students loved reading about the prison and investigating the article through questions.”
  2. “Students enjoyed the article and its contents. Created great class discussion and questions were easy to follow. Highly recommend.”
  3. “This was a topic my students were very interested in! They loved coming up with theories and reading about the history. 2peas does a great job in selecting reading material which will interest middle school students! “
  4. “This was a great way for me to introduce the novel I was about to read aloud to my students (based on Alcatraz).  It gave the students information and plenty of ways to show their learning.  The students were really engaged, especially my male students.  It is not easy to engage male students in reading exercises so I was impressed.  I have many products from this seller and they are amazing!”

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