Reading literature and reading informational text are given equal weight in the new Common Core State Standards. These 40 high-interest, leveled non-fiction passages and multiple-choice questions help prepare students to be successful in reading and understanding this type of material. Content is cross-curricular - ;drawn from science, social studies, and math. PLUS, each passage also includes a suggested writing extension activity. For use with the Hot Dots? pen. Pen sold separately.