With the switch to the Common Core, our students are required to read voraciously in Non-fiction. This is an area where many of my students struggle because they do not have never as much exposure to it. I believe that they struggle understanding the text because they read it like they would with fiction. As we know, the students have to read Non-fiction text with a whole new lense. I taught my students a strategy called Text-mapping. This strategy empowers the students to truly master the text by analyzing what they are reading before they even attempt to answer any questions. It was vey successful in my classroom and I know that your students will love it!