One of the many anchor standards we see often asks students to examine passages for evidence that supports a hypothesis or major thought. While students are new to the High School setting as Freshman, this is the first step students take to prepare themselves for college. To have a level of reading comprehension that keeps students at the national average they should be fluent readers with a decent vocabulary and understanding of grammar mechanics and syntax. What sets students apart at this level is depth of vocabulary and having the ability to infer what they are reading. We will find some students who have fallen through the cracks. The best way to catch up these readers is to have them read often and discuss what they are reading actively.
These worksheets look to address this standard pretty thoroughly. Characters of stories are often deeply analyzed and you will find two sets of sheets here that address that as well. Please pay attention to directions of each sheet as they may look similar, but ask you to do something completely differently. We also have a few worksheets that will focus on external literature. These are the big titles that most schools always assign. As students enter high school their reading endurance begins to be tested. Gone are the days of the several paragraph long passages. This begin to become frustrate students who don’t realize quickly that whether you are reading four paragraphs or four pages your approach should be relatively the same.