Promote student engagement and improve comprehension skills by teaching students to make connections between fiction and nonfiction texts. This resource provides high-interest passages and assessments designed to meet the rigor of today’s standards. Each assessment leads student to look for textual evidence when answering questions. Also includes writing activities tied 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. 144 pages.