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Use the resources below to find out more information and practice the skills and concepts for the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA):
PSSA Sample Questions
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
After a plane crash, 13-year-old Brian spends 54 days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents’ divorce.
The Color of My Words by Joseph Lynn
Ana Rosa lives with her family in the Dominican Republic, where paper is a luxury, and she alone understands her need to write down her thoughts and feelings.
Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow by James Sturm
The extraordinary life of Leroy “Satchel” Paige, who flourishes as a professional baseball player for 5 decades, from the Negro League to the post-desegregated Majors.
The People Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton
Retold Afro-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, home of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope.
Free Library of Philadelphia
Don’t have the books you want to read? You can go the Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek neighborhood library and sign up for a free library card. You can also attend Game Nights, Family Nights and other events.
Visit the Free Library of Philadelphia website for more information or call 215-686-5322.