This assessment uses 3rd grade question stems focusing on text features, author's purpose, and vocabulary. This article can be found in the 3rd grade Macmillan Treasures Time For Kids resource for the article "Earth Smart."
I use this assessment as group work with my students to expose them to the type of questions they may be asked on the state standardized test. We complete it together and the next day they read another article and answer questions with the same or very similar question stems. See the paid download for both assessments focusing on these skills.