Editable Reading Comprehension Part A Part B & Writing Test, Task Cards-Bundle 1

Editable Reading Comprehension Part A Part B & Writing Test, Task Cards-Bundle 1
Editable Reading Comprehension Part A Part B & Writing Test, Task Cards-Bundle 1
Editable Reading Comprehension Part A Part B & Writing Test, Task Cards-Bundle 1
Editable Reading Comprehension Part A Part B & Writing Test, Task Cards-Bundle 1
Editable Reading Comprehension Part A Part B & Writing Test, Task Cards-Bundle 1
Editable Reading Comprehension Part A Part B & Writing Test, Task Cards-Bundle 1
Editable Reading Comprehension Part A Part B & Writing Test, Task Cards-Bundle 1
Editable Reading Comprehension Part A Part B & Writing Test, Task Cards-Bundle 1
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  1. This set of editable reading comprehension passages and questions in two formats, task cards and an assessment/practice test is so versatile! It is a comprehensive literary/fiction resource, so it can be used as a diagnostic test, a teaching tool, an actual assessment... and so much more! CCSS and L
  2. LAT 1: Fables... This set of reading comprehension passages and questions is fantastic. It comes in two formats, a set of task cards and an assessment/practice test. It's a comprehensive literary resource that can be used as a diagnostic test, a teaching tool, independent or small group practice, an
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BUNDLE 1: READING PART A and PART B TESTS AND TASK CARDS:

You’ve just found reading comprehension passages and questions that are perfect practice for your 3rd graders taking the ELA PARCC, LEAP 2025, and other State Standardized Tests this year!

For students to become comfortable with reading on-level passages and answering rigorous comprehension questions, they need lots of practice. The assessments/practice tests and the task cards are all formatted to look just like standardized tests. In addition, the differentiated written response questions are scaffolded to move students toward proficiency.

The design of this resource was modeled after PARCC’s and LEAP 2025’s "Narrative Writing Task" and "Literary Analysis Task," but if your students take different standardized tests, you're still covered! Each text and question mirror the rigor required of 3rd graders taking ACT Aspire, STARR, Smarter Design, FSA, and other assessments.

You may also be interested in this nonfiction 3rd grade Test-Prep Resource:

Grade 3 Informational Nonfiction Passages and Questions

Each of the 2 files within this bundle contains:

-an EDITABLE Reading Comprehension Assessment or Practice Test (in PowerPoint)

-a PDF version of the assessment for quick, easy printing

-a set of EDITABLE task cards (in PowerPoint)

-a set of print-and-go PDF task cards

-an Answer Key with each format

-alignment to CCSS

-a list of the targeted reading skills for each question

-approximate reading levels for all passages

-word counts for all passages

*You'll need PowerPoint in order to edit any of the text. All passages and questions are in text boxes, and you can change any of the wording to better fit your needs. Due to copyright laws, the graphics cannot be edited.*

RESOURCES IN BUNDLE 1 (3rd Grade Level)

NWT1: Summertime! (Narrative Writing Task Resource No. 1)

-2 fiction passages

•“The Old Man and His Granddaughter” (500L-600L approximate reading level)
•"My Favorite Time of the Year" (500L-600L approximate reading level)

-13 Part A/Part B (EBSR) multiple choice questions, including 2 multiple-select questions

-Answer key

-1 PCR question (written response question requiring text details in the answer)

-3 written response formats for differentiation

-Exemplar answer for written response

-Narrative Writing Checklist

-Teacher's Cheat Sheet (CCSS and LSS correlations, targeted reading skills, approximate reading levels of passages, passage word counts)

Literary standards and targeted skills addressed in NWT1: Summertime!:

RL3.1 Text Evidence

RL3.2 Central Message/Theme

RL3.3 Character Motivation

RL3.3 Character Feelings

RL3.3 Contribution of a Character's Actions to the Sequence of Events

RL3.4 Word Meaning Using Context Clues

RL3.4 Meaning of a Nonliteral Phrase Using Context Clues

RL3.5 How Parts of a Story Build Upon One Another

RL3.6 Narrator’s Point of View

RL3.7 Contribution of an Illustration to What is Conveyed in a Story

Language standards and targeted topics addressed in NWT1: Summertime!:

L3.1 Correct grammar and usage when writing

L3.2 Correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

L3.4a Context Clues

L3.5a Simile

Writing standards and targeted topics addressed in NWT1: Summertime!:

W3.3

Write a narrative to develop an imagined experience

W3.3a

•establish a situation

•introduce narrator/characters

•develop a sequence of events that unfolds naturally

W3.3b

•include dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations

W3.3c

•use temporal words and phrases to signal event order

W3.3d

•provide a sense of closure

______________________________________________________________

LAT 1: The Fox, the Goat, and the Stork (Literary Analysis Task, Resource No. 1)

-Teacher's Lesson Planning Cheat Sheet (CCSS & LSS correlations, targeted reading skills, approximate reading levels of passages, passage word counts, answer keys)

-2 fables, originally written by Aesop, modified by Shannah Ellender Yuratich

•“The Fox and the Goat” (600L-700L approximate reading level)

•"The Fox and the Stork" (600L-700L approximate reading level)

-11 Part A/Part B (EBSR) multiple choice questions, including 2 multiple-select ques.

-Answer Key

-1 written response question requiring text details from BOTH stories in the answer

-3 written response formats for differentiation

•Option 1- prompt only (sample answer/exemplar included)

•Option 2- prompt with explanatory writing checklist and hints

(sample answer/exemplar included)

•Option 3- scaffolded notes used to form a complete answer for this prompt
(sample answers for scaffolded notes included)

Literary standards and targeted skills addressed in LAT 1: The Fox, the Goat, and the Stork:

-RL3.1 Text Evidence

-RL3.2 Central Message/Theme/Moral

-RL3.2 Recount Fables

-RL3.3 Character Motivation

-RL3.3 Character Traits

-RL3.3 Character's Response to Events

-RL3.4 Word Meaning Using Context Clues

-RL3.4 Meaning of a Nonliteral Phrase Using Context Clues

-RL3.7 Contribution of an Illustration to What is Conveyed in a Story

Language standards and targeted topics addressed onthe LAT 1

-L3.1 Correct grammar and usage when writing an essay

-L3.2 Correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing an essay

-L3.4a Context Clues

-L3.5a Idiom

Writing standards and targeted topics addressed on the LAT 1:

-W3.2

•Write an explanatory text to examine a topic and convey ideas & information clearly

-W3.2a

•introduce a topic

•group related information together

-W3.2b

•develop the topic with details from the text(s)

-W3.2c

•use linking words and phrases to connect ideas within categories of information

-W3.2d

•provide a concluding statement or section

________________________________________________________________

Ideas for Using the Assessment/Practice Test:

-comprehension test

-practice test

-readiness test

-whole group test prep

-close reading instruction

-partner work

-homework

-small group differentiation

Ideas for Using the Task Cards:

-literacy centers

-small group differentiation

-partner work

-bell ringers/do-nows

-exit slips

-quick formative assessments

-homework

*For easy organization, the task cards include:

  • LAT 1 cover card
  • title of resource & task card number at bottom
  • student answer card

-Explanatory Writing Checklist with tips that apply to the stories on LAT 1

A little more info about how and why I scaffolded the constructed response answers:

I've always had trouble with students not being able to answer a constructed response question completely, and I've struggled with how to manage the many levels of proficiency within one classroom. I have some students who write beautiful, well thought out answers that address EVERYTHING the prompt asks, students who have no idea where to begin, and everything in between! This will save lots of planning time, and you'll be really happy with the results if you use what I’ve created to reach just about every student in your class. It makes test prep much easier!

This is how I've set up the scaffolding. First, for the constructed response question, I've provided an exemplar response in case you'd like to share what a top-quality response looks and sounds like. Then you'll give out one of three provided constructed response pages depending on the level of each student. The options you'll have in your download are:

1) for reluctant writers: an already deconstructed prompt in which they'll answer questions along the way as a form of pre-writing

2) for almost-there writers: bullet points after the prompt to remind students what to include for a top quality answer

3) for proficient writers: only the prompt and space for an answer

Please let me know if you have any problems with the resource or if there is anything at all I can help you with!

shannahellender@gmail.com

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