Aligned to Common Core: Fiction & Nonfiction Reading Just for Girls. Early teenage girls will enjoy reading fiction stories that relate to self-esteem, personal accomplishments, and overcoming new and uncomfortable experiences. The entertaining and informative nonfiction stories will provide insight into the lives of famous women from the present and the past, eating disorders, and the origins of foods and nail polish. 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 an advertising poster, advice column, 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 18 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.