Polk Bros. Foundation Center for Urban Education


These 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


Analyze Different Sources—Science of Social Science                                                                                        


Evaluate Support for a Claim – Social Science or Science Issues                          


History Analyzers                                


 More Nonfiction Analysis Guides and Sources

 Assessments     Posters     Lesson Plans  NWEA Vocabulary


Reference Sources and Tools list based on NWEA

One-Page Nonfiction Readings to Apply Strategies and Assess Competence

Nonfiction and Fiction One-Page Readings

with skill-focused multiple choice questions and graphic organizers


Paired Nonfiction and Fiction Readings

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