One of the major shifts in the English/Language Arts Common Core standards is the emphasis placed on the amount and quality of non-fiction texts read by students. While I absolutely support this and see the value in it, as non-fiction and technical writing abounds in our society, it has always been harder for me to find quality non-fiction to bring into the English classroom, especially with younger students. There are so many exciting and well-written works of fiction offered for young adults, yet I feel like the resources provided in the areas of non-fiction and technical writing for middle school students can be lacking. I find that it can be hard to find non-fiction and technical writing examples that are both engaging and at the appropriate reading level for 12 to 13-year-old students. Those of you who teach Language Arts or include reading non-fiction as a large part of your curriculum, where do you go to find resources/texts?