This is a reading assessment aligned with the Common Core State Standards for first grade, using Arnold Lobel's story The Kite (from Days with Frog and Toad). There are six tasks, covering RL standards 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.9. Teachers can use this as a formative or summative assessment for these standards. A key is included, showing a wide variety of possible answers. All questions require students to generate their own responses; there are no multiple-choice or word-banks. This allows the teacher to gauge a true assessment of student learning, as there is no chance of simply "guessing" the correct answer.