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. There are 45 unique activities covering both literary and informational texts. Still not sure? Check out a free sample here.