Close Reading Questions: Nonfiction Articles
Aligned with the Common Core State Standards
Nonfiction articles can be used in any content area. Use the handouts to encourage close reading of the passage or article. May be used with any news, feature, informational, explanatory, argument, opinion, editorial, persuasive, narrative, or autobiographical article/text. Explores comparing two texts for compare/contrast.
Students will be required to find evidence from the text to support their answers.
*LINKS to numerous nonfiction articles are included. The articles appeal to teenagers and issues that teens are dealing with.*
• Students will read nonfiction passages closely.
• Students will determine the central idea(s) of the article.
• Students will analyze the ideas and identify the supporting evidence.
• Students will evaluate the author’s claims (arguments).
• Students will determine the author’s point-of-view by evaluating the diction and tone.
• Students will summarize the text.
• Students will compare and contrast two texts and opposing viewpoints of each author.
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