This is a paired passage set and informational/explanatory prompt designed to help students prepare for any CCSS writing assessment. There are three text sources on the same topic, a writing prompt (opinion), a planning sheet, and blank lined writing pages that are similar to what students will see on the day of assessment. You can used this set for instructional purposes or as a mock writing test.
**The topic of this unit was chosen to promote student interest and engagement. It has been classroom tested and approved. I hope you and your students find it helpful as well!**