These one-page guides can be used with any text.
They include graphic organizers into which students input relevant ideas and information.
Most of the guides end with a short constructed response task.
If students complete the guide independently and then
pair, compare, repair (improve), they will learn more!
Comprehension of Nonfiction Text—Science or Social Science
- Content Vocabulary
- Nonfiction Readers Analyze Structure and Viewpoints.
- Constructed Response Organizer
- Compare and contrast—a variation on the Venn
Analyze Different Sources—Science of Social Science
- Compare Articles.
- Compare a Central Idea Across Multiple Texts.
- Compare three sources on the same situation.
- Compare Information in a video and an article about the same topic.
- Integrate information from 3 sources.
Evaluate Support for a Claim – Social Science or Science Issues
- Use Evidence to Show How a Writer Supports a Claim.
- Compare two sources that make the same claim.
- Evaluate the Strength of Evidence.
- Evaluate Support for a Claim.
- Think Clearly: Analyze Support a Position.
- Improve an Argument.
- History Thinker: Analyze then Summarize.
- I Can Draw Conclusions: History Analysis
- Analyze History: Challenge, Choice, Changes.
More Nonfiction Analysis Guides and Sources
Graphic Organizers to Guide and Assess Reading Skills with Nonfiction
All are designed as scaffolds that students then can use to write to explain their learning.
When students write based on their graphic organizer they develop the Common Core explanatory writing competence aligned with this CCSS
Writing Anchor Standard 2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately
through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Graphic Organizers to Guide/Assess NONFICTION READING
You can use the graphic organizers in this section to guide/assess student nonfiction reading
--including of these one-page passages.