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

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


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

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


Story summary with illustration, Gray School




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