This is a document with two comprehension tests with a folktale being the reading passage. There are a total of 14 questions (7 Part A and 7 Part B). There is no extended response question on either test. Answers to the questions are provided.
Objectives for both tests –
I can describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story, drawing on specific details in the text.
I can determine a theme of a story and drama from details in the text.
Students have been exposed to what a setting is, finding an appropriate character trait for different characters in a story, and the steps to find the theme. Students know that when they read a fictional story it happens at a certain place. They understand that the word for this is the setting. They have had to previously identify the setting within different fiction passages. They also understand that a character trait can be given to a fictional character or characters in a nonfiction text.
I used the first test (The Lucky Bird) as a pre-test before I began teaching a folktales unit plan. I was able to craft the second test and use it as a post-test after I taught the unit. The questions on both tests are very similar to each other because they correspond with certain Common Core Standards.