Teaching for ACT Reading Success Course

Course Videos, Supplemental Materials, and ACT Tests

lThe Teaching for ACT Reading Success  course includes materials for you and your students.  The Instructional Videos offer a comprehensive overview for teaching reading for both classroom materials and the ACT.  A number of  suggested reading strategies for your use are included.  Below is is a detailed list of the resources that are identified for both you and your students.  

 Instructional reading videos for teachers

  1.  Introduction to the TFS Reading Course:  a discussion of reading 
  2. What are the characteristics of skilled readers?  What is our instructional goal?
  3. Learn to use context cues
  4. Learn to paraphrase reading materials
  5. Identify  the reading traps hidden in ACT passages
  6. Take and score a practice ACT reading passage through the eyes of your students
  7. Classroom strategies to improve reading comprehension

Supplemental reading materials for teachers

  • “Teaching Reading for ACT and School Success: the Search for Meaning” power point for class use
  • Reading Guide: Teaching for ACT Success
  • ACT Reading Jump Start PowerPoint for teacher instruction:  one hour ACT reading class
  • Essential social studies vocabulary for high school students
  • Most challenged (banned) books from 2016 – 2020

Supplemental reading materials for students

  • ACT Reading Jump Start for students: to print
  • ACT Passage Reading Notes: 4 examples of reading notes students can use in class
  • ACT passage sheet for summaries (paraphrasing) ACT reading texts
  • Using context cues worksheet


3 ACT Reading tests:  2 versions for each test—downloadable and marked power point for class