Gauge your students’ ability to answer questions and construct responses with three short, age-appropriate stories and corresponding reading questions. You can use them as formative assessment, summative assessment, or reading test prep. (Student copies are not marked as assessments, allowing you to use them anytime for any purpose.)
Stories include “The North Wind and the Sun,” “The Rats and Their Son-in-Law,” and “The Talkative Tortoise.”
For each story, four options are now included. Each poses seven questions and includes a corresponding rubric.
• Longer with CCSS – This five-page test includes a one-page story, three pages of questions (six requiring longer responses), and a rubric. Common Core State Standards appear for each question, as well as on the rubric.
• Longer without CCSS – This five-page test also includes a one-page story, three pages of questions (six requiring longer responses), and a rubric. No standards are listed.
• Shorter with CCSS – This four-page test includes a one-page story, two pages of questions (three requiring longer responses), and a rubric. Common Core Standards appear for each question, as well as on the rubric.
• Shorter without CCSS – This four-page test also included a one-page story, three pages of questions (three requiring longer responses), and a rubric. No standards are listed.
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• 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 a word using context clues. (RL.4.4)
• Discriminate between poetry, drama, and prose. (RL.4.5)
• Determine point of view. (RL.4.6)
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Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich
, this activity is classroom tested and kid approved. It includes Beginning of Year Reading Assessment for Fourth Grade
, Middle of Year Reading Assessment for Fourth Grade
, and End of Year Reading Assessment for Fourth Grade
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• Summarizing Unit
• Describing a Character Unit
• Words from Mythology Unit
• Prose, Drama, and Poetry Unit
• Determining and Defending Point of View Unit
• Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Unit
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Stories used in these resources are in the public domain in the United States.