Reading Comprehension Tests 3rd Grade

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3rd Grade Reading Comprehension Assessments

Looking for comprehension assessments to be used a reading formatives or summatives in your third grade classroom? This growing bundle is designed to progress monitor third graders' reading comprehension through out the year. When this pack is completed it will include three comprehension tests per nine weeks for a total of 12- 3rd grade reading tests!

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Pack Highlights:

-Each test is leveled to guarantee third-grade student readability, with text and question complexity increasing as the year progresses.

- A variety of skills are covered on each assessment as shown in the top right-hand corner of the front page.

-3 passages per assessment to help foster testing stamina and meet 3rd-grade testing rigor demands.

- Each assessment includes a variety of multiple choice questions as pulled from Webb's depth of knowledge question scale.

-Each assessment features one written response question that prompts students to answer and cite evidence from the text.

-Question format modeled after PARCC styling testing and include Part A/B style questions and multiple answer selection questions.

-A variety of fiction and non-fiction texts to spot check understanding in both Reading Literature and Reading Informational texts.

-Similar formatting for each assessment.

-Cloze Reading practice

-Answer keys are included.

-Every test is classroom tested!


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Tests currently available in this bundle:

Quarter 1 Assessments:

1.1- The Missing Crayon-Realistic Fiction
How Crayons are Made- Non-fiction
The Red Crayon- Cloze Reading practice

Skills Covered:
*ask and answer questions
*sequence a story
*character actions
*problem and solution
*context clues
*steps in a scientific process
*main idea and details
*compound words
*text features

1.2- Making a Special Apple Pie-Realistic Fiction
The Real Johnny Appleseed- Non-fiction
Apple Picking- Cloze Reading practice

Skills Covered:
*ask and answer questions
*text structure
*understanding character actions
*author's purpose
*context clues
*shades of meaning
*text features (timeline)

1.3- Sand- Non-fiction
Flying a Kite with Mom- Realistic Fiction
Building Sand Castles- Cloze Reading practice

Skills Covered:
*ask and answering questions
*Story structure
*Author’s purpose
*Steps in a scientific process
*Context clues
*Content specific vocabulary
*Text features
*Using illustrations
*Figurative language (personification)

Quarter 2 Assessments:

2.1-The Tortoise and the Hare-Fable
Interview with the Winner-Interview
Galapagos Tortoises- Cloze Reading practice

Skills covered:
*recount fables/folktales
*refer to plays
*comparing theme/message
*shades of meaning
*context clues
*using pictures to infer
*Text features
*figurative language

2.2 The Amazing Trainer- Play
All About the Bengal Tiger-Non-fiction
The Ferris Wheel- poem
The Best Time of Year- Cloze Reading practice

Skills covered:
*Ask and answer questions
*Using affixes
*Refer to parts of stories/describe how they are related
*Text features
*Context clues
*Figurative language
*Infer using pictures
*Shades of meaning

2.3- Men on the Money- Non-Fiction
-Memorials in Washington D.C.- non-fiction
-The Myth of the Cherry Tree- Close Reading practice

Skills covered:
*Main Idea and details
*context clues
*using content specific language
*text features
*comparing articles on a similar topic
*using search tools

Quarter 3 Assessments:

3.1- Space Plants-Non-Fiction
-Nicki's Special Bulb-Realistic Fiction
-Growing a Garden-Cloze Reading practice

Skills covered:
*Character Actions, events (cause and effect)
*Text Features
*Using Illustrations
*Central message
*Word parts (prefix)
*Author's Point of View
*Figurative Language
*Context clues
*Multiple meaning words

3.2- The Lemonade Stand- Realistic Fiction
-A Business for Kids-Non-Fiction
-History of Lemonade-Cloze Reading practice

Skills covered:
*Character's feelings
*Figurative language
*Author’s purpose
*Main Idea and details
*Punctuation of quotation marks
*Proper Nouns
*Context Clues
*Text features

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