Thursday, October 7, 2021

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Free Ontario News Article Annotation & Opinion Writing | Language Arts | NO PREP”

by Kids are the Future
6th - 8th Grade

This free no-prep article annotation and opinion paragraph writing lesson involves a topic that will get your students engaged and talking! Students in your class will read a CBC News article about the postponement of March Break in Ontario and they will use an annotation guide to make annotations directly onto the article. Through this activity, your class will demonstrate their reading comprehension of a non-fiction text and apply writing skills.

Assessment for, as, and of learning

  • For: KWL Chart
  • As: Annotations on the article as students read, whole class discussion
  • Of: Students will write a complete opinion paragraph about their thoughts on the postponement of March Break to April


  • Link to news article
  • KWL Chart
  • Annotation guide
  • Clear student instructions
  • Space for student writing

This is intended for personal use in your classroom only. Please do not claim this as your own. I hope you find this helpful!

What a Student Had to Say:

"My name is Suzy S. from Toronto, Canada from the 8th grade. Recently in our writing class at school, we did the March Break activity that was created by you. The article was put in a way that didn't show any bias, which is great for everyone! I appreciate your style and effort put into the work you do, like wise for all the teachers in the GTA that have to deal with us all, especially during these unpredictable times. Thank you very much for taking the time to educate the children of the hopefully bright future of how bad our governmental systems are! My respects to you. "


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