All provide opportunities to develop students' competence for Common Core Anchor Reading Standard 1:
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it;

cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

Nonfiction Resources from the Center for Urban Education

Focus Thoughtful Reading!


Graphic Organizers to Guide/Assess Nonfiction Reading
A graphic organizer is an open analytic question!


Guide, Assess, Expand Thoughtful Reading

One-Page Nonfiction Readings by Grade Level

Developed by the Center for Urban Education

These passages are listed at their readability level according to the Fry formula.

You may want to use a reading from an earlier or later grade level

because the formula does not factor in conceptual difficulty of a text.

Grades 2-3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grades 8-10

Skill-focused multiple choice questions and graphic organizers

with Nonfiction and Fiction One-Page Readings

Click here for a listing of ALL GRADES' nonfiction readings.


  Click here for Fiction Readings

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