strand3reading


Strand 3: Comprehending Informational Text

Green text represents Arizona Standard Concept matched.
Maroon text represents NWEA Learning Continuum Goal matched.



Concept 1
MAP Learning Continuum--Reading Literal Comprehension

Online Science Magazines - A nice set of links to online science magazines for students. (Strand 3: Comprehending Information Text, Concept 1: Expository Text)

Discovery Channel: News - (MS/HS) A place on discovery.com with current science news stories. Can be used by older students for informational text reading. (Strand 3: Comprehending Information Text, Concept 1: Expository Text)

CNN Learning Resources - Full text news articles that students read with interactive activites to test comprehension. (Strand 3: Comprehending Information Text, Concept 1: Expository Text)

Kids Lab Main Idea Tutorial - (INT) A site to help students determine main ideas of passages.(Strand 3: Comprehending Information Text, Concept 1: Expository Text, PO 1)

DNA Interactive -(MS/HS) Interactive site with reading and videos about science, scientists (biographies), DNA, genomes. (Strand 3: Comprehending Information Text, Concept 1: Expository Text, PO: 1, 2, 10)

Literacy Net�News Stories Literacy Net�News stories with audio, video and abridged versions as well as activities in vocabulary, comprehension and interpretation. (Strand 3: Comprehending Information Text, Concept 1: Expository Text)

Declare the Causes: The Declaration of Independence (INT/MS) This unit from EDSITEment capitalizes on the propensity to complain to increase student awareness of the precedents behind the Declaration of Independence. By the completion of this unit, students will be able to describe and list the sections of the Declaration of Independence and explain the basic purpose of each. (Strand 3: Comprehending Information Text, Concept 1: Expository Text, PO1, PO4, PO10)

MAP Learning Continuum--Reading Evaluative Comprehension

Secrets at Sea - A site at which students solve a mystery involving killer whales. Lots of informational text. (Strand 3: Comprehending Information Text, Concept 1: Expository Text)

Where I Come From (INT/MS) This unit from EDSITEment has students use a variety or internet resources (ie. maps, research sites) as they research their heritage to complete a family tree. (Strand 3: Comprehending Information Text, Concept 1: Expository Text, PO1, PO2, PO3)

Orca Reading and Research (Reading Level 3-6) Provides structure and links for reading and research about Orcas. (Strand 3: Comprehending Information Text, Concept 1: Expository Text)

Education Places' Current Events (INT) Current event article with interactive quiz, word puzzle and write a response. (Strand 3: Comprehending Information Text, Concept 1: Expository Text, PO8)

Economic Indicators (HS) Students will use up to date economic indicators to see how economist forecast the Economy. (Strand 3: Comprehending Information Text, Concept 1: Expository Text, PO1, PO4, PO10)


Concept 2
MAP Learning Continuum--Reading Literal Comprehension


MAP Learning Continuum--Reading Evaluative Comprehension

Concept 3
MAP Learning Continuum--Reading Literal Comprehension


MAP Learning Continuum--Reading Evaluative Comprehension

Evaluating Eyewitness Reports (MS/HS) This lesson from EDSITEment offers students experience in making historical meaning from eyewitness accounts that present a range of different perspectives. (Strand 3: Comprehending Information Text, Concept 3: Persuasive Text, PO1, PO2, PO3, PO4)