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Need to prepare your students to interact with challenging texts? Want to assess or review standards-based reading skills? Short on time? I designed these half-sheet mini-assessments for the busy teacher who wants to help students build stamina and confidence analyzing complex texts. Each activity targets a specific reading skill and can be completed in just a few minutes. I use them as a daily warm-up to help my middle school students prepare for state tests, but they work equally well for any type of quick assessment or review: exit tickets, task cards or quizzes. Use the answer keys to review and model test-taking strategies like analyzing questions and answer items. I’ll be adding new mini-assessments for both literary and informational texts in the weeks ahead – for a total of 45 unique activities. If you buy now, you can download future updates for free and avoid paying more as the product value increases. Still not sure? Check out a free sample here.