This free file contains and pre and post test for Lucy Calkins Reading Units of Study for characters. It also contains a checklist for conferring with readers during this unit.
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To use: (Distribute the pretest before the start of the unit.) Choose a read aloud text to share with the whole class. I used Poppy by Avi and gave the test in the middle of the novel. After students complete the pretest, sort them into 1's (not getting it) to 5's (outstanding). Use this info to guide your minilessons, conferences, and small groups.
Use the tally list during conferences to keep track of deficient skills.
At the end of the unit, complete the Post assessment the same way you did the pre assessment. You can use a different book.
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