Looking for leveled questions to use with fiction as well as non-fiction? I have compiled a list of questions for close reading of all types of literature and informational texts. Items from this list can be used to assess prior knowledge, for the first reading to assess basic comprehension and vocabulary questions, for subsequent readings, and to revisit the "Big Question" for your unit to synthesizie the information for a full final assessment. These questions are geared to connect to the Common Core State Standards in reading and language. Furthermore, I also use these questions to guide my discussions in our classroom "Socratic Seminars" in order to ask open-ended questions to guide the discussion for the Common Core State Standards for Speaking and Listening.