This Cold Read assessment is the perfect reading skills test for your second or third grade class. Written for CCSS ELA standards (which are cited for each question on the Teacher Page), this test has a Flesch-Kincad readability of 3.2, right in the middle of the text complexity range recommended for both 2nd and 3rd grades.
The test has 10 multiple choice questions and 2 extended response questions. I have loaded it as a Word document so you can delete questions if you prefer or transform the multiple choice into extended response simply by deleting the choices and adding lines. The answer key and standards have been provided.
This assessment could also be used for instructional purposes in a guided reading group or in a shared reading / mini-lesson setting to teach students test taking skills, inference skills, and how to use context clues. If you are a homeschool teacher, a parent with a struggling reader, or a tutor, this product could be for you, too! Students could also use this passage as a story spark, a tool to give them ideas and a framework for their own personal narratives or sequence pieces.
Please feel free to make class sets, but please do not resale or share this assessment freely.
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The Making of Super Pumpkin by Amy Bowden is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
The Making of Super Pumpkin
by Amy Bowden
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License