This three-passage text set is accompanied by an informational prompt about a popular literary genre: historical fiction. It's a great assignment to start off a classroom unit on the historical fiction genre, as well as to address the popular student question of "why are we reading this?" In addition, it will help students work on the skill of finding and citing information from the text provided, rather than relying on their own prior knowledge or feelings about the given topic.
Modeled after AIR Testing, which is used in numerous states across the country, it would also fit well into a PARCC simulation. The text set, itself, is a little over 4 pages long.
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