One-Page Nonfiction Reading/Thinking Passages          

Aligned with Core Priorities

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Center for Urban Education

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 Guides and Readings


Guides to Scaffold and Assess Student Learning

Comprehensive Nonfiction Reading Questions
Concise constructed response provide immediate data--and opportunities for feedback.

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

Nonfiction Reading Strategy Pre-Assessment

Common Core Constructed Response Organizer

Student Reading/Writing Guides

Nonfiction Reading Resources One Page Readings

with Graphic Organizers Focused on Specific Skills

to Support Common Core Standards 1 and 2


Learn Black History and Develop Literacy Competence

Social Studies Topics and BIG Questions

Strengthen Nonfiction Reading/Learning\Writing

Social Studies Reading/Writing to Learn Guides



Guide and Assess Science Learning

Science Reading/Writing to Learn Guides


One-Page Nonfiction Readings

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

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

Guides to Common Core THINKING

Clarify Thinking: Common Core Standard 1--read closely. then analyze, THEN infer based on evidence

Nonfiction Inference Guides

Use Graphic Organizers to Guide and Assess

Use Art to Expand Learning

Apply Bloom's Taxonomy to Raise Rigor


                                                                                            Common Core Content Unit Planning Guides


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