This is a 4 page, 20 question multiple choice language arts test for the story "Big Bushy Mustache" from the Houghton Mifflin reading program. Skills tested include: compound words, quotation marks/punctuation, syllables, fact/opinion, plurals, parts of speech, synonyms, proper nouns, pronouns, homophones, subject/predicate, ABC order, multiple meaning words, correct word order, spelling, verb tense, possessives, reference books, and vowel sounds. If you have used my workbook for Big Bushy Mustache, you will love this, because it is a great test to follow up with and assess whether or not your students are grasping the concepts! Includes answer key!
Hi Kathy! Are you referring to the difference between the LA test and the reading test? The LA test focuses more on language arts skills such as parts of speech and syllable division, while the reading test is strictly reading comprehension skills, such as main idea or cause and effect. The reading tests also include vocabulary fill in the blanks. Neither is really better for your brighter students, they just focus on different skills. Thanks for asking!