I am SO EXCITED about this product! The idea for this project began when our second grade teachers had a lot of students who read on grade level failing their curriculum-based assessments. We concluded that the students didn’t know the vocabulary and language structures of the test. Our third, fourth, and fifth graders also take the STAAR test (Texas standardized assessment) in the spring, which has similar question stems. I researched the kinds of questions asked by looking at released STAAR tests. First, I formed questions stems to simulate what they might be asked on standardized testing. Then, I got ambitious and decided to create questions for the books we can print off of Reading A-Z.com . In this way, teachers can use the language that students need to learn when they are teaching guided reading or whole group lessons.This set includes questions for nine books, one nonfiction and two fiction at each level. Each book has three sets of questions. The teacher-led discussion is designed to be used during the discussion of the book in guided reading. We use Jan Richardson’s lesson plans, but these discussion questions should fit into any guided reading lesson. After reading and discussing, students can do the open-ended questions with a partner. The multiple-choice questions can be used as further practice or as individual assessment. This resource can also be used with literature circles or book clubs.