Read Think Apply Assessments, What you get:
These third grade Read Think Apply assessments are comprehensive in that each one contains Common Core standards in Reading Literature, Language and Vocabulary. There are three assessments in each packet, each one including a teacher version, which has asterisks next to the correct answer and the Common Core standard listed at the bottom of the question. A rubric for scoring the constructed response questions is also included.
This is a 77-page document, which includes three separate assessments, each with a student version and a teacher version.
There are three assessments for third grade. When the reading passage is non-fiction, the writing assessment component is based on expository writing skills. When the reading passage is literature based, the writing component of the assessment is narrative based. This is in keeping with the Common Core Standards’ focus on connecting reading and writing.
To the extent possible, the assessments are based on the criteria for assessing based SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium), especially with regard to emphasis on measuring students’ ability to use text evidence as well as a balance between selected response questions (multiple choice) and constructed response (written demonstration of thinking).
The passages for the reading non-fiction and reading literature sections are aligned to the descriptions of text complexity and written at a third grade level.
These assessments have been field tested by dozens of teachers who provided valuable and applicable feedback, allowing me create a high quality product before making them available to you on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Standards Assessed and Item Numbers
L. 3.4 Use Context, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10
RI. 3.1 Refer to Text to Answer Questions, 4
RI. 3.3 Comprehend Plot, 2, 3
RI. 3.3 Describe characters, 2, 3
RI. 3.5 Use text features and search tools, 13
RL. 3.2 Moral or lesson, 5, 6
RL. 3.3 Character actions and motivation, 5
W. 3.2b Related facts/details, 11, 12
W. 3.6 Use technology to do research., 12
L. 3.1a Explain functions, 6
L. 3.2a Capitalize words in titles, 6, 7
L. 3.4a Use sentence level context, 3, 4, 8
RI. 3.1 Refer to text as basis for answers, 2
RI. 3.2 Demonstrate Understanding/refer to text, 2
RI. 3.2 Determine Main Idea/Key Details, 2, 3, 4, 5
RI. 3.6 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect., 11
W. 3.1f subject-verb antecedent agreement, 7
W. 3.2b Develop w/facts and details, 6
L. 3.4 Use context, 2, 5, 7, 8
RI. 3.1 Ask and answer questions, 2, 5
RI. 3.2 Determine main idea/key details, 4, 5, 6
RI. 3.7 Use illustrations for understanding, 3
W. 3.2a Introduce Topic, 9, 10
W. 3.2b Develop w/facts details, 10, 11
W. 3.2c Use linking words, 9, 10, 11
W. 3.2d Concluding Statement, 10
Please stay tuned for a set of assessments for third, fourth and fifth grades focused on claims and evidence standards.