Do you need samples of your fifth grade students' reading responses? Look no farther! These literature assessments can be used to evaluate your students’ skills and/or help prepare them for standardized tests. You can use them at the beginning, middle, and end of the year - - - or anytime!
The bundle includes three standards-based literature assessments:
• Assessment 1 - “The North Wind and the Sun”
(adapted from Aesop for Children, 1919, public domain)
• Assessment 2 – “The Rats and Their Son-in-Law”
(adapted from Childhood’s Favorites and Fairy Stories, 1919, public domain)
• Assessment 3 – “The Talkative Tortoise
(adapted from Indian Fairy Tales, 1892, public domain)
For each selection, students read a brief selection and complete tasks relating to five standards: answering an inferential question (RL.5.1), summarizing (RL.5.2), finding a theme (RL.5.2), comparing and contrasting characters (RL.5.3), defining words using context (RL.5.4), identifying and interpreting figurative language (RL.5.4), and describing how the narrator’s point of view influences events in the story (RL.5.6). Most questions require students to construct complete responses and must include a topic sentence, detail sentences with evidence from the text, citing, quoting, and a conclusion.
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