Self-Help Test: Reading Comprehension

Grade Levels
3rd - 8th
Resource Type
Formats Included
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3 pages


Do some of your students SOUND like good readers but don't seem to comprehend very well what they read?

Teachers often HOPE that students will know how to read the text they are assigning.

It's so much better to ACTUALLY provide them with information about

how good readers go about understanding text,

and then let them assess themselves according to that information.

This Self-Help Reading Comprehension Test is a great way to begin the school year

to let students know what is expected of them.

It is also useful around January 1 when friends and family are making new year's resolutions.

As a matter of fact, it is practical ANYTIME students seem to be encountering difficulty understanding reading assignments.

This two-page test is designed to demonstrate the skills in grades 3-8 that are important to reading comprehension when decoding of words is not an issue.

Students answer True or False to 36 questions, and then they develop improvement resolutions based on their honest self-evaluations of they way they read.

Be sure to check out other FREE Self-Help Tests by searching for them in the

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Be sure to check out another useful Self-Help Test with a different format:

Understanding What I Read

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and don’t forget to earn TpT credits by rating all of Reading Spotlight's Self-Help Tests.

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3 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.


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