All provide opportunities to develop students' competence for Common Core Anchor Reading Standard 1:
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it;

cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

Fiction Readings and Scaffolds from the Center for Urban Education

Guides to Scaffold and Assess Student Learning

Fiction Questions: Three stages of interpretation

Use these Comprehensive Fiction Reading Questions to guide/assess student interpretation of any fiction.

This is an expanded set of Fiction Reading Questions to guide/assess any reading.

Graphic Organizers to Guide/Assess Fiction Reading
A graphic organizer is an open analytic question!

Common Core Constructed Response Organizer

Elements of Fiction: Comprehensive Common Core Reading or Writing Fiction

8th grade students at Gray School illustrate the role of the narrator.

One-Page Fiction Readings by Grade Level
These passages are listed at their readability level according to the Fry formula.

You may want to use a reading from an earlier or later grade level

because the formula does not factor in conceptual difficulty of a text.

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grades 8-10

Story summary with illustration, Gray School



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Students read to find answers to their own questions, Gray School


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