This on-demand assessment centers on NYSP12 ELA CCLS RL.3.2, RL.3.3, W.3.8, and L.3.4. Students will read
independently excerpts from The Librarian of Basra or another text of the teacher’s choosing at the appropriate Lexile
range. Students will follow the same close reading routine they have been practicing throughout the unit: reading to get to
know the text, reading to determine the central message and to identify unfamiliar vocabulary, reading to take notes about
how key details help to convey the central message or lesson of the text, and reading to answer text-dependent questions.