Reading Part A Part B Test, Task Cards RST 3- Nonfiction

Reading Part A Part B Test, Task Cards RST 3- Nonfiction
Reading Part A Part B Test, Task Cards RST 3- Nonfiction
Reading Part A Part B Test, Task Cards RST 3- Nonfiction
Reading Part A Part B Test, Task Cards RST 3- Nonfiction
Reading Part A Part B Test, Task Cards RST 3- Nonfiction
Reading Part A Part B Test, Task Cards RST 3- Nonfiction
Reading Part A Part B Test, Task Cards RST 3- Nonfiction
Reading Part A Part B Test, Task Cards RST 3- Nonfiction
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Editable Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions (RST 3)-With 3 informational passages (“The Oregon Trail,” “A Day on the Trail,” and “Landmarks of the Oregon Trail”), this resource is great to use as an actual assessment or as test prep.

Product Details for RST 3 (Research Simulation Task Product No. 3):
-3 informational passages (“The Oregon Trail,” “A Day on the Trail,” and “Landmarks of the Oregon Trail”)
-12 Part A/Part B (EBSR) multiple choice questions, including 4 multiple-select questions
-1 PCR question (constructed response writing using text details)
-3 constructed response answer formats, scaffolded to help in providing different levels of support
-colored and black and white task cards which include the same texts and questions
-Answer Key for all questions
-sample answer for constructed response question
-approximate Lexile levels for all passages
-word counts for all passages

With this resource, you’ll get 4 formats. They all use the same 3 passages and 13 questions and mirror the format and rigor of recent standardized tests:
-an EDITABLE Reading Comprehension Assessment or practice test (in PowerPoint)
-a PDF Version of the Assessment for quick, easy printing
-a PDF of Task Cards in Color
-a PDF of Task Cards in Black and White

Ideas for how to use the assessment (use the pdf version or edit as needed):
-comprehension test
-practice test
-readiness test
-whole group test prep
-close reading instruction
-partner work
-homework
-small group differentiation

Ideas for how to use the task cards:
-literacy centers
-small group differentiation
-partner work
-bell ringers/do nows
-exit slips
-quick formative assessments
-homework

Informational standards and topics addressed in this product:
RI4.1 Text Evidence
RI4.2 Summarize
RI4.2 Main Idea
RI4.3 Explain ideas, what, why
RI4.4 Vocabulary
RI4.9 Integrate from 2 texts

Language standards and topics addressed in this product:
L4.1 Grammar, Usage
L4.2 Punctuation, Capitalization, Spelling

Writing standards and topics addressed in this product:
W4.2 Informative/Explanatory Writing
W4.4 Clear and Appropriate Writing
W4.9a Details Based on Text Evidence

Creating assessments or test prep items that truly align with the common core state standards and that mirror current state tests is tricky. It’s not only hard work, but it can take a really long time to do it right. We’ve got your back! With this product, your students will get practice with close reading and gaining meaning across texts with an emphasis on using text evidence to support their answers. Although this product was written according to 4th grade standards, it would be a great test prep extension activity for 3rd graders or test prep for 5th or 6th graders who need remediation.

One of our favorite parts of this product is that the scaffolding we provide for the constructed response question offers an effective way to differentiate for our struggling writers. Please see the notes toward the bottom of this page for more about the why and how of this scaffolding for the written portion of the product.

Why we scaffolded the constructed response answers:
We’re not here to fail students; we’re here to help them grow, but how can we help them grow in an authentic way… in the way that they’ll be required to perform on end of the year state tests?

This is how we've set up the scaffolding for differentiation:
First, we've provided an exemplar response in case you'd like to share what a top-quality response looks and sounds like. Then you choose one of the three provided constructed response pages, depending on the level of each student. The options you'll have in your download are:
1) for reluctant writers: an already deconstructed prompt in which they'll answer questions along the way as a form of prewriting
2) for getting-there writers: bullet points after the prompt to remind students what to include for a top quality answer
3) for proficient writers: only the prompt and space for an answer

This product will save you lots of planning time, and you'll be really happy with the results… we promise!

Total Pages
66 pages
Answer Key
Included
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