The Stretch Article provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate independence with complex informational texts. This gives students the option to work with the same article they saw in the Step 2 of the 5-Step Literacy Routine, but this time at their Stretch level. Students that are currently below grade-level expectations will be stretched to grade level, while students currently meeting grade-level expectations will be stretched one lexile band higher.
This encourages them to apply reading skills with material of greater complexity. The Stretch Activity measures student mastery of specific standards after reading the Stretch article. The Stretch Article and Activity can be accessed from the Lesson Page by clicking on the tabs above the lesson content.