Reading Pretest for 7th Grade Literature - *Includes self-grading Google Forms version!*
This beginning of the year pre-test/pre-assessment for 7th grade reading literature is completely editable (in PPT) so you can customize it for your students or simply print and go. The pretest includes 80 questions, a passage, two novel excerpts, an article excerpt, and a poetry excerpt. Please see the preview file for the number of each question type as well as actual sample questions.
This pre-assessment was designed to serve two purposes – to assess the various terms, concepts, and skills your students will learn this year (See Parts 1 and 2) as well as assess their ability to answer Common Core Assessment-Style questions appropriate for Grade 7. (See Part 3).
This assessment also aligns directly with my Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 7 Short Story Unit Collection, but you can absolutely use it even if you won't use these short story units. You’ll notice that the terms come from mini-lessons included with various stories and the style of questions is the same that they will see monthly on the unit comprehension skills tests.
This is also virtually the same format and same style questions as my Reading Literature Final Exam for Grade 7, so I recommend using these together to measure growth throughout the year!
Because RL.7.7 requires students to compare written text to audio or video, I’ve included a short audio clip that must be played for students to answer question 80.
On the answer key, I've labeled each multiple choice question with the CCSS standard(s) that the question assesses.
I have included two versions of this exam to help you differentiate for students with testing modifications.
Version 1: Regular Version
Version 2: Modified Version, no more than 5 options for literary term definitions, and no more than 2 options for multiple choice questions
Need an easy, super-engaging way to teach all of these CCSS skills? You need my Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 7! The first two-week unit is FREE!
Looking for a Reading Informational Text version of this pre-test? I'll create one when my Grade 7 Article of the Week Club
has finished growing in 2019.