Ideas for using performance tasks to improve comprehension can be found here.
Sugar Ban Example:
- Video One: Earthquakes 101 (3 mins)
- Video Two: Earthquake Shake Table (2 mins)
- Video Three: LA’s Most Earthquake-Proof Building (2.5 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZoHoPFHAtw
Great examples of performance based assessments, including the texts and activities used for grades K-8 here: http://readingandwritingproject.org/resources/assessments/reading-writing-assessments
Great lessons for K-5 reading instruction: https://sites.google.com/a/udel.edu/revised-bookworms-lessons/home