READ 180 Lesson Plans
Note to Teachers: Below are links to READ 180 lesson plans that were created to go with issues of Scholastic Action from the 2014-2015 school year and previous years. As of Spring 2015, READ 180 is no longer a property of Scholastic. Therefore, we will not be creating any new READ 180 lesson plans going forward. However, we are happy that we are able to continue providing access to past lessons.
Students examine the article "Koala 911!" to identify the author's purpose for writing the article.
Students learn how to take notes by listing the main ideas and supporting details of this issue’s nonfiction article, “The Murder of Abraham Lincoln.”
Students use time-order words and phrases to analyze the sequence of events in this issue’s True Teen story, “I Escaped From a War Zone.”
Students read this issue’s True Teen story, “A Wonderful Life, Oxygen Tube and All,” and then draw conclusions to understand how Claire feels about her illness.
Students identify key ideas and details in this issue’s True Teen Story, “The Amazing Mo’ne,” and then use those details to write a summary.
Students identify the cause-and-effect relationships in the article "Growing Hope," which tells the story of a homeless and sick teen whose life changed after she began growing her own produce in a community garden.
Students identify a problem and its solution from the True Teen Story “Back in the Game.”
Students identify important ideas and details in the article “Standing Up to Save Her Parents,” and then use those details to write a summary.
Students analyze the relationship between text sections in the article "Adopted at 19," about a teen who grew up in foster care before finding a loving family.
Students identify the main idea of the article "Kayla Won't Quit," about a goal-focused young woman with multiple sclerosis, and find details to support that idea.
Students categorize the main idea and details within the article "She Never Gave Up on Success" about a teen who found a way to succeed despite a troubled upbringing.
Students identify the cause-and-effect relationships in the article "I Survived the Boston Marathon Bombing," about a teen who was injured during the tragedy in 2013.
Students analyze the relationship between text sections in the article "Saving My Brothers," about a teen who decided to help his brothers who suffered from a painful health condition.
Students identify the most important ideas in the text "Bullied by Her Best Friend," and write a summary by restating the ideas in their own words.
Students use the article "I Was Homeless" to distinguish between facts and opinions presented in the text.
Students draw conclusions about facts and ideas in the text "Kennedy Can't Walk," about a teen dealing with a disability.
Students find problems and solutions within the text "I Lost 100 Pounds," an article about how a teen dealt with his serious weight problem.
Students examine the article "Malala the Brave" to identify the author's purpose for writing the article.
Students list cause-and-effect relationships in the article "My Brother is Autistic," about a teen who grew up with a sibling who has autism.
Students identify the most important ideas in the text "Gabby's Road to Gold," about a gold medalist who faced many challenges on the road to becoming an elite gymnast, and use them to write a summary in their own words.
Students examine how paragraphs and text sections relate to each other using the article "Mike and Me," about a teen whose relationship with a service dog allowed her to cope with her illness.
Students find details that show how an idea is introduced using the text "Survivng Hurricane Sandy," about a teen who saw his neighborhood flooded and burned in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.