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Promote student engagement and improve comprehension skills by teaching students to make connections between fiction and nonfiction texts. This resource provides high-interest passages, multiple-choice questions, and short-answer activities designed to meet the rigor of today’s standards. Each assessment motivates students to look for textual evidence when answering questions. All units include writing activities linked to higher-order thinking and questioning skills. The writing ideas are designed to incorporate the skills necessary for excellent writing as well as help assess a student’s ability to respond to a written prompt. Correlated to the Common Core State Standards.
Reviewed By: 5th grade teacher (Indiana)
The paired readings share interesting common themes, and the questions are not just "right there" questions. The writing prompts with them are nice too. We, as a school, were struggling to find materials for this area of testing and the book helped tremendously.