Reading Informational Text in Grade 8 ELA
Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums to present a particular topic or idea, Reading Informational Text, standard 7, grade 8 (RI8.7).
Why? Sharing the same information in different ways can make that information easier to understand, especially for different audiences.
How? Present information on the same topic using two different types of text. Ask students to reflect on which was easier to understand and why? Ask them to reflect on what this means for them when they share information with others.
What? Different mediums refers to different types of text. In Wisconsin, we define text as any communication involving language and carrying meaning. That means that music is a text; a graph is a text; a video clip is a text; and a piece of writing is a text (among others).