This file includes two nonfiction texts: one about eagles (4 pages) and another about red-tailed hawks (2 pages). These stories are written on a 6-7 grade reading level by different scales. It also includes 5 short answer questions with rubrics set up as practice for the NYS common core test. Also included are a graphic organizer and a compare and contrast essay prompt with pages to write on. In addition there are color coded possible answer examples for the short answer questions and essay. The graphic organizer also has a key for possible examples.One text contains photos and a map with short answer questions based upon them.