***UPDATED Aug. 24th***
I changed 2 problems on Part 2 to "Write a sentence for each homophone: meat, and meet."
***Make sure to download the PREVIEW!! You can see every page of the test before you purchase to make sure it's what you need and want! :)
My students LOVE feeling like they are in high school or college taking a final so I make a big deal out of studying for it, etc.! :) I made sure to include the reading skills we have worked on throughout the year. I also tried to make parts similar to what they see on standardized testing like IRead. The fonts and layout aren't the same, but the material being assessed is similar. You can easily use parts of this as a graded test or use it as a review tool! It's completely up to you!! I use it for their final grades in which I separate in my grade book by skill.
You can also use this test as a pretest in the beginning of the year and again as the final in the end to see their growth.
*Make sure to take a look at the preview which includes each page of the test so you know for sure if you are able to use this in your classroom! It would work great for 1-3 and possibly lower 4th graders. First grade could take it at the end of the year, and second grade could also take it at the beginning as a pretest to let us know what they already know. Then you can give it at the end of the year to track their progress. Third grade could take it at the beginning of the year as well to see where the kids are at. You can take apart the test and simply do it in parts as you teach the skills. The options are endless! :)
2 First pages: One with the title, Reading Skills Pretest and the other with the title, Reading Skills End of Year Final
Part 1: Synonyms/Antonyms
Part 2: Homophones
Part 3: Homonyms
Part 4: Context Clues
Part 5: Word Parts (beginning, middle, ending sounds)
Part 6: Reading Skills matching (characters, setting, main idea, sequencing, drawing conclusions, compare/contrast, author's purpose, plot, cause/effect, fact/opinion, theme, character traits)
Part 7: Text Connections Matching (text-to-self, text-to-text, text-to-world)
Part 8: Point of View (2 sentences where they have to circle if they're written in first or third person)
Part 9: Genre Identification (NF by genres that are nonfiction, F by genres that are fiction)
Part 10: Applying Skills (original story with footnotes to guide them through the questions, also summarizing with somebody, wanted, but, so, then)
Answer Key on 1 page
*Parts 6 (reading skills) and 10 (applying skills) of the Final goes along with my Reading Skills Posters and more in my TPT store so check that out if you'd like all of the materials to use throughout the year. You can also find Text Connections materials in my store to go with Part 7. I have a Point of View Scoot game as well that would go along with Part 8.
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