For 6th - 8th graders

Nonfiction reading Practice for 6th – 8th graders

Whether it’s Khan, Kaplan, or a talented English teacher, no instructor can make a student a great reader. They can only provide the tools: the student must do the rest of the work. There is simply no way around it.

The mission of our Nonfiction Reading programs is simple: we want to transform the act of reading from a difficult, unpleasant task to an activity that feels as natural as walking, eating, or breathing. That takes most students a lot of practice, which is exactly what we provide.

Here’s how it works for the student:

  • Every day, read one of our carefully selected passages and take a reading comprehension test based on new-SAT question styles.

In Nonfiction Reading for Middle School Students, one premium Nonfiction passage is posted every day, Monday through Friday (excluding national holidays). These passages have been written by some of the best writers and educators in America, and each one is accompanied by in-depth tutorial notes and quizzes, including the following:
  • ✓   vocabulary notes
  • ✓   detailed analyses of challenging sentences
  • ✓   paragraph summaries
  • ✓   forum pages for one-on-one discussions
  • ✓   eight New SAT/ACT-style reading comprehension questions
  • ✓   a video lecture explaining how to select the correct answers
  • ✓   vocabulary quizzes
  • ✓   quiz scores in a progress report updated every day
  • ✓   and more.

  • From what sources are the informational passages taken for this ReadingCare program?

The passages and the graphics are taken from high-quality sources such as The National Archives, Project Gutenberg, and various publications from U.S. government and news media, which are believed to be included in the source list of the New SAT/ACT reading passages for the question writers.

  • What topics are covered in Informational Nonfiction Reading for middle school students?

This program covers topics in the social sciences that include anthropology, communication studies, economics, education, human geography, law, linguistics, political science, psychology, sociology, and their subfields. Science selections cover both foundational concepts and recent developments in the natural sciences, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and their subfields.

  • Who created this program?

The entire ReadingCare program was created by a group of specialists, chosen from graduates of Harvard and Yale. These specialists post the tutorial sections and quizzes every day, using their extensive knowledge and educational skills to provide the best learning experience possible.

  • How do I know the Nonfiction Reading Programs will be effective?

To learn more about why we designed this program the way we did – and why it is so effective – please read on: