This is a 20-question, multiple-choice quiz for "Red Kayak" by Priscilla Cummings. This quiz focuses on the use of homographs. It's not a typical recalling the story type of quiz, and I would therefore read over the quiz and story before using this assessment.
Here's a sample question:
2. “When we go out on the lake in our boat, my dog always enjoys riding in the bow of the boat.” In this context, the homograph word “bow” most nearly means:
a. Front of the boat
b. A tie a man wears around his neck
c. The tool used to glide across a violin’s strings
d. A ribbon used to decorate a present
It's over 50% ACT-like questions. With that in mind, I'd allow students to use the text while taking the quiz, like they'd be able to do on the ACT.
This quiz is ready to use with a Scantron.
Used with 5th grade, but it could also be a remedial tool to assess reading skills.