Recently, I was sent a copy of Motivation Reading from Mentoring Minds. I was looking for reading comprehension with more of a challenge for my advanced students, and this was the perfect fit.
Motivation Reading contains twenty-five different reading selections. The units vary from integrated subject matter for informational and literary text. Each unit contains a reading comprehension passage as well as critical thinking questions, based on the Common Core Standards and using text-based evidence.
The teacher’s guide is very well laid out in a simple but explicit manner. The step by step format ensures that the teacher hits on each reading component. Each unit has quick and easy suggestions for building background, vocabulary, instructional activities, and critical thinking activities. Each unit also contains an extended practice assessment, as well as a performance task assessment and a constructed-response assessment.
I found the Motivation Reading to be a great supplement to our reading series. It definitely created a challenge for my students and required them to read and think deeper. I loved the written response provided for each passage.
Check out Mentoring Minds if you are in need of a critical thinking (supplemental) curriculum.