Stretch Resources

Stretch: Complex, Grade-Level Text

Accelerating READ 180 Students to Independence

READ 180  Stretch is a collection of grade-level complex, nonfiction texts. Each Workshop in the READ 180 rBook has two Stretch texts and corresponding Assessment Practice. This Assessment Practice includes test-taking strategies and instruction related to specific Next Generation Assessment question types.


Use Stretch Text 1 and its related Assessment Practice during the Reading CheckPoint with students who are ready for a more challenging text. After all students have completed the Reading CheckPoint, use Stretch Text 2 and its related Assessment Practice with your whole class.

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READ 180 Stretch 2 Reading: "Of Beetles & Angels" (Workshop 1)

Type: Extension Activity Grade: 6 to 8

Posted by Community Manager - 5 Years ago

In these texts, readers discover the struggles and successes of immigrants in America.

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READ 180 Stretch Text: "An Interview with Junot Diaz" (Workshop 1)

Type: Extension Activity Grade: 3 to 6

Posted by Community Manager - 3 Years and 9 Months ago

In these texts, readers discover the struggles and successes of immigrants in America.

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READ 180 Stretch 2 Reading: "In Deference to Crisis, a New Obsession Sweeps Japan: Self-Restraint" (Workshop 2)

Type: Extension Activity Grade: 6 to 8

Posted by Community Manager - 5 Years ago

In these texts, readers discover how the fury of natural disasters impacts people’s lives.

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READ 180 Stretch Text: "Search and Rescue Teams in Haiti Race Against Time" (Workshop 2 )

Type: Extension Activity Grade: 6 to 8

Posted by Community Manager - 3 Years and 9 Months ago

In these texts, readers discover how the fury of natural disasters impacts people’s lives.

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READ 180 Stretch 2 Reading: "Born on a Blue Day" (Workshop 3)

Type: Extension Activity Grade: 6 to 8

Posted by Community Manager - 5 Years ago

In these texts, readers discover some of the consequences people face when they change or hide their identity.

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READ 180 Stretch Text: "On Growing Up Multicultural" (Workshop 3)

Type: Extension Activity Grade: 6 to 8

Posted by Community Manager - 3 Years and 9 Months ago

In these texts, readers discover some of the consequences people face when they change or hide their identity.

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READ 180 Stretch 2 Reading: "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity" (Workshop 4)

Type: Extension Activity Grade: 6 to 8

Posted by Community Manager - 5 Years ago

In these texts, readers discover how children around the world are forced to do hard labor to earn a living.

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READ 180 Stretch Text: "We Are Free" (Workshop 4)

Type: Extension Activity Grade: 6 to 8

Posted by Community Manager - 3 Years and 9 Months ago

In these texts, readers discover how children around the world are forced to do hard labor to earn a living.

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READ 180 Stretch 2 Reading: "The Bullying Conundrum" (Workshop 5)

Type: Extension Activity Grade: 6 to 8

Posted by Community Manager - 5 Years ago

In these texts, readers discover the power of peer pressure and its dangerous effects on teens.

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READ 180 Stretch Text: "Dreams, Threats, and Sweaty Palms" (Workshop 5)

Type: Extension Activity Grade: 6 to 8

Posted by Community Manager - 3 Years and 9 Months ago

In these texts, readers discover the power of peer pressure and its dangerous effects on teens.

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READ 180 Stretch 2 Reading: "Letters" (Workshop 6)

Type: Extension Activity Grade: 6 to 8

Posted by Community Manager - 5 Years ago

In these spine-tingling texts, readers encounter eerie homes that take on a life of their own.

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READ 180 Stretch Text: "The Pit and the Pendulum at the Palace" (Workshop 6)

Type: Extension Activity Grade: 6 to 8

Posted by Community Manager - 3 Years and 9 Months ago

In these spine-tingling texts, readers encounter eerie homes that take on a life of their own.

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READ 180 Stretch 2 Reading: "Pythons Have Stranglehold on Florida Everglades Ecosystem" (Workshop 7)

Type: Extension Activity Grade: 6 to 8

Posted by Community Manager - 5 Years ago

In these texts, readers discover how alien plant and animal species destroy native habitats and create costly damage.

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READ 180 Stretch Text: "Jellyfish Gone Wild!" (Workshop 7)

Type: Extension Activity Grade: 6 to 8

Posted by Community Manager - 3 Years and 9 Months ago

In these texts, readers discover how alien plant and animal species destroy native habitats and create costly damage.

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READ 180 Stretch 2 Reading: "A First Grader at Age 70" (Workshop 8)

Type: Extension Activity Grade: 6 to 8

Posted by Community Manager - 5 Years and 1 Month ago

In these texts, readers discover how some teens overcame challenges and turned their lives around.

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READ 180 Stretch Text: "Drummer Offers Band Aid to New Orleans Kids" (Workshop 8)

Type: Extension Activity Grade: 6 to 8

Posted by Community Manager - 3 Years and 9 Months ago

In these texts, readers discover how some teens overcame challenges and turned their lives around.

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READ 180 Stretch 2 Reading: "How It Feels to Be Colored Me" (Workshop 9)

Type: Extension Activity Grade: 6 to 8

Posted by Community Manager - 5 Years and 1 Month ago

In these texts, readers experience the history and culture of Harlem through the eyes of a young boy and celebrated poet.

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READ 180 Stretch Text: "Langston Hughes on the IRT" (Workshop 9)

Type: Extension Activity Grade: 6 to 8

Posted by Community Manager - 3 Years and 9 Months ago

In these texts, readers experience the history and culture of Harlem through the eyes of a young boy and celebrated poet.