Assess your students' ability to construct responses with this short, age-appropriate story and seven questions. You can use it as a tool to sample student skills at the beginning of the year, to guide instruction, or as a test prep activity.
This six-page document includes an adaptation of the fable "The Talkative Tortoise,” adapted from Indian Fairy Tales, 1892 (public domain), three student response sheets, and a rubric.
Answer an Inferential Question (RL.4.1) *
Summarize the Story (RL.4.2)*
Find a Theme (RL.4.2)*
Describe a Character (RL.4.3)*
Define Words Using Context Clues (RL.4.4)
Discriminate Between Poetry, Drama, and Prose (RL.4.5)*
Determine Point of View (RL.4.6)*
*These questions require students to construct responses that are supported by evidence from the text.
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This assessment is also available as a part of a three-test bundle.
You can assess at the beginning, middle, and end of the year with Literature Assessments - Grade 4
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Are you looking for units to support instruction? Try these!
• RL.4.1 Answering Questions Lesson Plans
• RL.4.2 Finding a Theme Lesson Plans
• RL.4.3 Describing a Character Lesson Plans
• RL.4.4 Words from Mythology Lesson Plans
• RL.4.5 Prose, Drama, and Poetry Lesson Plans
• RL.4.6 Determining and Defending Point of View Lesson Plans
• RL.4.9 Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Lesson Plans
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Indiana Academic Standards Addressed: 4.RL.2.1, 4.RL.2.2, 4.RL.2.3, 4.RL.3.1, 4.RL.3.2, 4.RV.2.1