Performance on complex texts is the
clearest differentiator in reading between students who are
likely to be ready for college and those who are not.
And this is true for both genders, all racial/ethnic groups, and all annual family income levels.
- ACT Reading Between the Lines
Ready for the Big Game
ACT Toolbox -
Great Resources to support all areas of the ACT/MME!
Just like playing a sport or an instrument, students need practice before game day.
Therefore, teachers need a game plan!
Think about . . .
If you just keep giving students multiple choice tests, and you don’t change your instructional methods, how can you expect different results?
Scaffolding Student Instruction
- Have students decide on a reading technique – read questions first; then read the passage.
- Model and guide students through the process.
- Gradually releasing the structure of support.
Guided Highlighted Reading
Close and Critical Reading
Close and Critical Reading Bookmarks
ACT Reading Passages Bookmarks
ACT Question Stem Bookmark
ACT Reading Review and Practice
ACT Guided Highlighted Suggested Directions
A Seven Step Guide to ACT Critical Reading
ACT Close and Critical Reading Power Point
ACT Practice Materials
ACT Practice Tests - The History of Jazz
The History of Jazz - Practice Test
The History of Jazz - Key
ACT Guided Highlighted Reading (Social Science) - America's Homeless in America
America's Homeless in America - Practice Test
America's Homeless in America - Key
America's Homeless in America - Guided Highlighted Reading
ACT Guided Highlighted Reading (Natural Science) - The Health Effects of Caffeine
The Health Effects of Caffeine - Practice Test
The Health Effects of Caffeine - Key
The Health Effects of Caffeine - Guided Highlighted Reading
ACT Scaffolding Materials Aligned to the Common Core State Standards - NEW!
ACT Science Lesson - (The Health Effects of Caffeine)
ACT Social Studies Lesson - (9/11)
NPR Text of Podcast
ACT Humanities - (The War of the Worlds)