Hi all! This is a setting mini lesson and multiple days worth of lessons that I created to assess the student’s understanding prior to and post instruction. The lessons are appropriate for students in grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th. The lessons include possible read aloud texts, independent reading and writing opportunities, and extension activities for higher level thinkers. The pre- and post- assessments can be used to track growth and learning in all the students. The Common Core Standards that are being addressed have been included in the document. I have modeled this learning experience after the Reading and Writing Workshop model. These assessments can be useful in establishing Student Growth Objectives (SGO) or determining what interventions are needed for a particular student.