Aligned to Common Core: Fiction & Nonfiction Reading Just for Girls. What girl can resist topics such as rainbows, best friends, picnics, and unicorns? This outstanding collection of original short stories, articles, interviews, biographies, advertisements and more is sure to capture - and hold - the interest of all your young female readers. The subject matter, characters, and graphics have been carefully chosen to relate to girls of this age group. Real world applications address students' literacy development as they analyze a newspaper advertisement, a recipe, poetry, and magazine articles.The before, during, and after reading exercises incorporate effective, research-based reading comprehension strategies including: activating prior knowledge, predicting, visualizing, questioning, drawing inferences, summarizing, synthesizing, monitoring and repairing comprehension, and evaluation. Includes 27 short fiction and nonfiction readings, a teacher guide, teacher and student rubrics, read aloud observation form, and answer key. Aligned to Common Core Standards for Reading, Literature & Informational Text.