Close Reading Article Review Questions For Any NonFiction Text

Tracee Orman
Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Homeschool
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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.

See preview for a list of all the standards practiced.

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Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.


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