Now more than ever, using active reading comprehension is very important with the implementation of the Common Core Standards. I have attached some documents that I have used with my Middle School English class.
ACTIVE READING STRATEGIES– description of strategies
Active Reading Handout– actual handout that you can print to help students apply the reading comprehension strategies with different short stories.
Close Reading BirthOrder– Common Core Example short story that can be used with middle school students. Print the Active Reading Handout to go along with this. It also has a writing prompt.