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.
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Reviewed By: pisham125 (Boston, Ma)
I have seen students show steady improvement over the first five lessons. I like that it is a mix of open response, short answer and essay questions. The only thing that doesn't make it great is that it doesn't use tables and diagrams in it, as well.