This is an excellent assessment tool to test your students' knowledge and ability to summarize. There are 8 mini passages with multiple choice answers (A,B,C,D).
This was PHENOMENAL for my classroom before the STAAR test (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) commenced. The concept of summarizing is hit pretty hard and heavy in third grade, so I wanted to make sure that they were able to determine the correct summary when given four options (much like those on state assessments). This showed me who was prepared and who needed a bit more help!