If you're teaching literature (The Great Gatsby, Of Mice and Men, etc) that addresses the American Dream, then this analysis of an informational text will complement your novel study and help your students better understand the elusive American Dream. The attainability of the American Dream is a long-debated issue, so this article will get your students critically thinking.
This is a 2-page worksheet that contains both comprehension AND critical thinking questions. Due to copyright law, I cannot include the original article, so the link is provided at the bottom of the second page.
If not used a thematic pairing to a longer work of literature, this can also work as a standalone informational text, which never hurts! :)