Use this product to help prepare your students for PARCC. Students will have the opportunity to read a short text, answer questions about the text, and complete a writing assignment. The text used in this assessment is "Spaghetti" written by Cynthia Rylant. I have retyped the text and numbered the paragraphs. There are 6 items to answer following the text. Five out the the six items have a part A and a part B. There are four writing tasks included that go along with this text. You can choose to use all of them or pick and choose the ones that will best help your students.