Common Core Work Text Close Reading

The TestSMART® Common Core Student Work Texts for Close Reading are designed to help students develop close-reading skills appropriate for their grade levels. Each work text includes both literary and informational texts with an emphasis on the critical-thinking skills necessary for Close Reading. Each work text also includes:

• paired passages that require students to compare and contrast • open-ended and extended-response tasks • skill tags (labels) to identify both the standards and the complexity level • diagrams and graphic organizers to help students organize responses (when appropriate)