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English Language Arts Grade Level: 9 th Grade Teacher: Miss Preheim Using Multiple Texts When you think of English class, you often imagine a student reading a novel with an interesting plot. While these types of texts make up most of the class, teaching students to have rich reading comprehension with insightful background knowledge and extended thinking requires that the teacher use multiple texts (Essenburg, 2017). Nonfiction and Fiction in the Classroom Here are two examples of using multiple texts to increase learning and deepen understanding: We will be reading Fahrenheit 451 this semester in 9 th grade. A tale published in 1953 telling what the world could look like if technology took over and the government censored citizens. This novel leads to rich discussion, but it can be made more applicable to students by pairing it with an article from The Atlantic , “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Through reading this article in correlation with our novel, student’s background knowledge is utilized and informs their discussion. This gives students a chance to figure out

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