This Collaborative Grouping Rubric is a great tool for use with Common Core. It provides for individual and whole group expectations. When used with heterogeneous groups, this rubric promotes student regulation of behavior, active engagement of
This is a constructed response Unit Test for The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It explicitly covers Common Core 9-10 Standards for Reading Literature and Informational Text.
For the second section, I give the students three different nonfiction