The CCSS emphasizes nonfiction as an essential component to any successful reading program. The reading selections in
Read, Reflect, Respond introduce students to the framework of content-rich nonfiction. Students connect to the text, exploring
their own experiences, opinions, and prior knowledge. They will quickly become familiar with the various kinds of responses
required to the comprehension questions, including thinking critically about the material. This familiarity will alert them to
important clues in the text reading material. They will learn to focus on the main idea, key vocabulary, and important facts.