Cool places you can’t actually visit? Tell me more! This travel blog article is perfect for high school reading comprehension and practicing analyzing text features.
Students will be HOOKED and you’ll get awesome writing samples you actually want to read.
After reading the nonfiction passage, students answer multiple-choice questions to practice analyzing text features. Then, alone or in groups, they write their own travel blog article.
Hint: If you want to make this a “low research” activity, you can have students write about their school. “5 Secret Lunch Spots” and “7 Epic Locker Locations” make great topics that students can write about from experience without the added research step.
This 1200-word passage covers five topics and includes text features like subheadings, captions, photos, a map, and a timeline.
A free online readability checker scored the article like this. This should be used as a general guideline only.
Flesch Reading Ease score: 51.5
Gunning Fog: 12
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 9.5
The Coleman-Liau Index: 11
The SMOG Index: 9.2
Automated Readability Index: 8.7
Linsear Write Formula : 8.3
I recommend this article for 9th and 10th-graders.
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Your Off-Limits high school reading comprehension resource includes:
⭐ “Cool Places You Can’t Actually Visit” travel blog article
⭐ Analyzing Text Features practice or test-prep
⭐ Editable Travel Blog Project materials: brainstorming worksheets, analytic & holistic rubrics, & student reflection sheet