A smart approach to independent reading in middle school that's perfectly aligned with the Common Core! Twenty-five step-by-step mini-lessons demonstrate key comprehension strategies; students are then responsible for applying these strategies to their independent reading and documenting their work with SmartNotes. These text-based tes provide accountability and open a window into students' thinking so teachers can identify and address their needs right away. An effective, efficient system for teaching and assessing reading--and ensuring students' reading growth! For use with Grades 5 & Up.