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“Many authors urge teachers to limit test prep, but Leslie Blauman  models how to limit it, while preparing students for the ‘testing genre.’ This book is refreshing and brilliant. Leslie’s very rich text excerpts and her appealing Grab and Go pages combine to create tons of choices for both teachers and students. I don’t know which is more appealing: her literary excerpts or her choices in fiction. I’d like to be teaching these lessons tomorrow.”

—Gretchen Bernabei, Author of Text Structures From the Masters