Big Ideas:

    -How new and improved technologies meet societal needs

    -How authors structure text and use visual elements to engage and support readers' understanding of complex ideas


    -Analyze how visual elements contribute to the meaning of a text

    -Recognize, interpret, and make connections between texts

    -Determine 2 or more main ideas

    -Explain relationships between 2 or more text individuals or concepts

    -Determine the meaning of words in a text

    -Compare and contrast the structures of 2 texts


    The Scientific Method in the Real World (informational text) by L.E.Carmichael

    Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and the Personal Computer (graphic novel format) by Donald B. Lemke