This set of paired passages contains a biography of George Washington and a historical fiction story about Washington. It also contains ten STAAR-like questions. There are three questions about each passage and four questions comparing and contrasting the two.
The passages fit perfectly with fifth or eighth grade US History topics, and they are on an average fourth- or fifth-grade reading level. They can be used for whole-class activities or assessments, small-group activities, or homework for social studies or reading classes.