The English Content Team has released two new reading comparison sets. Each comparison set contains two reading passages accompanied by a series of questions that challenge students’ critical thinking skills. Some of the reading selections come from our partner Cobblestone & Cricket Media, an award winning producer of 15 magazines.
These passages are housed at level “K” in the Castle Learning Reading Set database, but could be appropriate in both high school and middle school classes. The comparison set “Water” focuses on the scarcity of water and water conservation. The comparison set “Extraterrestrial Water” exposes students to water in outer space and on other planets. Both comparison sets contain extended response writing prompts as well as several other question types that can assist students in the creation of their extended response answers.