Newsela provides a great source of informational text from current articles for grades 2-12. Each is aligned to Common Core Anchor Standards and students can adjust the Lexile level to fit their reading/comprehension needs. Many articles have a quiz containing three multiple-choice questions and one question that requires the reader to find evidence in the text. Student progress can be tracked.
We teach close reading so students have skills and strategies they can use independently. Actively Learn supports the use of these skills outside the classroom or the lesson. Tools help students use the content you've chosen for them to read, annotate and share with peers while teachers keep track of the progress.
This is another tool for providing students with practice with complex text. The teacher creates Common Core aligned questions, text annotations or quizzes throughout the text to encourage metacognition throughout the reading. Student progress can be tracked here as well.
A third grade teacher guides us through the ways that she helps her students use a variety of strategies as they deal with complex text. Her strategies can be adapted for use across elementary grade levels and content areas.