Have you seen the list of literature stories that Common Core recommends students to read? The Wizard of Oz, Little Women, and Oliver Twist are radically different from Maniac Magee and Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. I created short passages that use the same dialects, syntax, and vocabulary as classic literature that was written over 100 years ago. All of this is to bridge a gap between modern and classic literature. Being able to read texts from different time periods is a focus of the Common Core Language Standards and Common Core Literature Standard RL.10. Reading registers and dialects is part of the Common Core Language Standards L.3. The quick passages in this document can be used as assessments or as pretests. Multiple choice and close reading practice are both included.Click Here To Access It
The document contains four original and carefully constructed, short literature excerpts. Close reading and multiple choice questions are both included.