I have made 6 simple pages of assessments for the first three units of reading elements: main idea, character, and setting.
I have used the stories covered in the posters to make the quick assessments. The students are not graded on what they write, phonetics, or how well they draw, but on the content. You are their grading scale. There are a few worksheets for you to choose from for each skill. There are printables in each of the units that could also be used as assessments, if these are not exactly what you are looking for as well.