If you're searching for a resource with quality nonfiction texts, you've come to the right place. Teachers can give assignments to individuals, groups, or a whole class -- they can also use the platform themselves for cross-curricular and/or thematic planning. Nearly all of the texts (456 of them, to be precise) on the site are recommended for 11th grade and beyond. Even better, 157 of these texts are nonfiction.
Rather than surfing through more than 100 titles, you may want to focus on the texts that feature the SyncTV resource. These videos show college-age students discussing texts in true lit circle form. By 11th grade, these are the skills you want your students to have -- show them these models and then support your students in running their own groups and forums.Continue reading Show less
Key Standards Supported
Reading Informational Text
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 11–CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11–CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
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