The Mystery of the Mummy’s Curse is a high-interest informational passage about the curse of King Tutankhamun’s tomb. This 875 word passage has a Lexile range of 900-1000 and is appropriate for 4th-6th grade students. There are five individual formative assessments/quizzes, one of each of the following: details, main idea, context clues, inferences, and author’s purpose and perspective. There are also two language editing assessment practices with 10 questions each. This set is designed so that classroom teachers can quickly ascertain whether the students within the class are ready to begin a new reading skill or if they need to continue practicing a reading skill they have not mastered.
Formative reading assessments can be the difference between success and failure for students. Teachers who have successful track records in teaching reading often point to formative reading assessments as being the key to their students’ successes. Why are formative reading assessments so valuable? Formative assessments allow teachers to reflect on what has been taught, what has been learned, and whether to move forward with instruction or reteach the lessons. Formative reading assessments can answer the following questions: Have the students mastered the reading skill? Should the reading skill be retaught? What are the students’ weakest reading skills? What are the students’ strongest reading skills? Who needs to have the reading skill retaught?
Questions are designed to support critical thinking skills and the Common Core Standards and Florida State Standards.
Article: 835 Words
Lexile Measure: 900-1000
Appropriate for grades 4-6
Keywords: language arts multiple choice questions quiz test vocabulary reading comprehension fourth grade fifth grade sixth grade seventh grade eight grade greek mythology folktales gifted informational text fsa common core ela portfolio myth mystery horror monster Egypt Egyptian scary story Halloween close read