Invite Standards-aligned Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking Practice to Your Classroom

English Language Arts
In 10 - 15 minutes a day by reading and answering questions in the Daily Juice students improve their reading comprehension and critical thinking skills as measured by key ELA reading academic standards. In fact, our efficacy studies show a dramatic improvement in reading scores after just 20 issues. Reading Skills After reading a story, students answer a high-order critical thinking assessment that aligns with a grade-level appropriate Common Core or state standards for Reading Informational Text, including standards covering:
  • Citing evidence and identifying logical inferences
  • Determining central ideas and themes
  • Analyzing how individuals, events and ideas develop and interact
  • Interpreting words and phrases
  • Analyzing text structure
  • Assessing point of view
  • Integrating content from diverse sources
  • Delineating and evaluating arguments
  • Analyzing how different texts explore similar themes
In addition, a daily vocabulary exercise builds student understanding of how to clarify the meaning of unknown words or words with multiple meanings.

Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics

Standards focusing on reading and understanding informational/nonfiction text are relevant to other academic subjects, such as social studies, science and even mathematics, just as content taught in those disciplines are vital to understanding the news.This is why, in addition to aligning our quiz questions to reading standards, we tag each story to identify how it fits with other subject-specific standards.

 

Sample story tags (drawn from the nation’s social studies, science, and math standards) include:

Social Studies

Civics

Civic and Political Institutions

Economics

The Global Economy

Geography

Geographic Representations

History

Perspectives

Science

Physical Science

Energy

Life Science

Ecosystems

Earth & Space Science

Earth and Human Activity

Engineering

Engineering Design

Mathematics

Representing Data

Understanding and Analyzing Statistics