This is an incredibly effective, polished and research-driven method of assessing your students' understanding and higher level application + analysis of their reading -- particularly with informational texts. This reading rubric can be utilized in any secondary classroom regardless of subject matter/course, with higher expectations set on student thinking and responses for each of the four core questions on this reading assessment. You may use this with a specific, teacher-selected informational text OR with student-selected informational texts (eg. from favorite magazines, online articles, etc.)
The Reading Questions focus on:
a.) what the text says (at a literal level)
b.) how the text says it (text features, etc.)
c.) text purpose (argumentative/informative, etc.)
d.) connection between text and reader: significance/so what?
There is appropriate space following each question for student responses as well as specific guiding suggestions alongside each question (eg. with text features, genre and writer's techniques, like alliteration and repetition are mentioned). Using this easily reproducible assessment will not only help your students' reading, but allow for straightforward formative assessment of where your students need mini-lessons focused on struggle areas of their reading, particularly informative texts, which are a staple of the Common Core.
Everything here is done for you, and at a discounted rate! This is a targeted way of meeting the Common Core State Standards for informational text reading and analysis/application. I look forward to your feedback on how this activity helps target your students' reading challenges and meeting the CCSS for informational texts in your classroom! Thanks for visiting my TpT store.