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