DEC.24th UPDATE: Revised Practice Tracker AND Lucy-Like Learning Progression for Character Comparisons! *UPDATED recently with 2 new templates:Problems/Solutions/Outcomes and Cause/3 Effects/Response, as well as Common Core tags!!* These practice templates are based on the language used in the PARCC practice tests and sample items of Spring 2014. AWAITING JANUARY RELEASES. Use them with your guided reading, shared reading, or read-aloud books to acclimate your students to these kinds of questions, providing them with more confidence as they enter their testing week. In the areas that say "click here to enter text", you simply type in vocabulary, character names, page numbers, teacher-made choices, etc., that match the text of your choice. NOW NINE templates in all: Comparing Two Stories, Comparing Characters from Two Stories, Vocabulary (Non Fiction), Main Idea and Details (Fiction or Non Fiction), Setting and Summary, Theme, Problems/Solutions/Outcomes, Cause/3 Effects/Response, and General Vocabulary. I have also included a check-list to keep track of which groups have practiced which skill AND a Lucy-Like learning progression for comparing two characters.