Universal Studios is at it again... Your students are going to absolutely love this selection. Use this informational text article to “hook them and hold them” for absolute sure! What a better way to practice metacognitive strategies for close reading. This article can be utilized to practice all of the many close-reading strategies that you have worked all year on with your students, which we all know, are life-long reading skills! The selection includes nonfiction information in regards to the new park opening on April 7, 2016, at Universal Studios, in Hollywood. The selection is approximately 750 words long and proves to provide the rigor needed for the complexity that is required of students’ text! At the conclusion of the article, there is a formative assessment (12 questions) that you might use for a teaching opportunity to go over specific skills and how the answer is derived (implicitly or explicitly stated for example) or of course it might be used independently as a comprehension check. There are many, many ways to utilize this selection to suit the needs of your classroom! I hope your students enjoy!