The first teacher resource book series created specifically to prepare for Common Core English Language Arts exams. Students build skills addressing key standards by reading short fiction and nonfiction passages, and answering text-dependent questions with guided instruction. Prompts with each question feature strategies to strengthen comprehension and critical thinking skills. Four longer practice tests build test-taking stamina and provide opportunities to monitor and assess progress. Practice Common Core-specific question types, including 2-part questions, short answer, checklists with multiple correct answers, multiple choice, and more. Reproducible. Perforated, tear-out answer key included.