This test is for the story, "The Power of W.O.W", from the 4th grade Common Core Edition of Journeys. I have taken the test created by Journeys and created a Part B for each question. For the Part B in the comprehension portion, I have provided four details from the story that could possibly support the answer to Part A. Along with this, I have requested that the students write the page number where the detail was found, which encourages them to go back in the story and look. For the Part B for the vocabulary portion, I have created four sentences using the vocabulary word. The students have to select the sentence that uses the word correctly in context. Finally, at the end of the test, there is also a constructed response question. I use a four paragraph format for my constructed responses including: an opening paragraph, two body paragraphs (one for each key idea), and a closing paragraph. For this testing format, it should be given as an open book assessment. Overall, I have found that taking a reading test that is formatted like PARCC has better helped prepare my students for this assessment. Additionally, it has helped them practice the skills of looking back in the text, rereading, skimming, providing text evidence, etc., which are all skills in which good readers practice.
Note: This test is $1.00 more than some of my other tests because I have included a constructed response prompt as well.