Reading Comprehension

Close and Critical Reading

Kurland's Critical Reading
Shows you how to recognize what a text says, what a text does, and what a text means by analyzing choices of content, language, and structure. It shows you what to look for, and how to think about what you find.

Teaching Critical Reading with Questioning Strategies
This article presents three strategies students can use to develop questions about the texts they are reading in order to deepen engagement, critical thinking and analytical responses.

Nonfiction Resources

Newsela automatically gives each student the version of an article that's just right for his or her reading ability. It adjusts the lexile range of current news articles.  

Smithsonian Tween Tribune

Wayne RESA Science Literacy Site