Rating: 4.3 Stars
Help students develop and practice the skills they need to compare and contrast fiction and nonfiction passages. After each of the 25 pairs of passages, students are asked both multiple-choice and open-ended questions. Correlated to the Common Core State Standards.
Reviewed By: David Marsh (Bells, TX)
I purchased this as an e-book. It has several great story combinations. My students have enjoyed reading them so far, and they have served as an effective review of paired passages between fact and fiction. I like most of the questions that follow the passages. There are, however, a few questions in each set that are opinion based or they need more detail in the question/passage in order to be effective. For these questions I either reworded them on my own or skipped them. The stories alone are worth the price of the book though. Finding short story combinations like these can be very difficult. I do recommend this book, but be ready to omit or reword a few questions.
Reviewed By: Kathleen Guidry (Woodbridge, VA)
This is a very useful product. I am planning on using this as an interactive resource. It would be useful if the passages could have been differentiated for leveling purposes and as homework. I look forward to more products like this one.
Reviewed By: wwharris