R.1, R.2, R.3 Fiction Fable Standards-Based Reading Assessments SAMPLE


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This pack includes a SAMPLE of the DIGITAL AND PRINTABLE FORMATS of differentiated tests that assess standards covering fiction key ideas and details standards R.1, R.2, and R.3.

These standards include skills such as

  • drawing inferences
  • citing explicit evidence
  • theme
  • summarizing
  • character details, actions, and traits
  • contributions of setting and events

Each standard R.1, R.2, and R.3 has its own individual assessment, so these are perfect for standards-based grading! I have aligned them with Common Core, but because reading comprehension skills are assessed similarly across the board, you can easily use these even if you don’t use Common Core.

Use these for whole group mini-lessons to model a think-aloud, independent practice, small group remediation, homework, or progress monitoring.

Many people who use my Better Than Basal sets often ask how to assess after teaching with mentor texts. Rather than assessing on the book, I suggest assessing on the skill to see if they can apply it! This line of assessments is your answer! 🙂



These assessments are included in printable (PDF) and digital formats (Google Forms with self-grading options).

The fable, The Crow and The Pitcher, has been adapted from Aesop’s Fables to be included in this sample, and is differentiated for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.

I have written four levels of the passage, as well as three levels of questions for each standard. This is to allow for differentiation for your learners. For instance, if a student is reading on a 3rd grade level in 5th grade, you might still give him the 5th grade questions, but give the 3rd grade passage. This will truly assess if he can perform the skill, not if he can read the passage given.

I created questions for each standard. The questions are not numbered so that you can mix and match them to create a longer test covering the skills you desire, or use them independently. I included the passage with their grade-level appropriate questions on one page, but also on two separate pages so that you may still mix and match the passage levels and questions if you’d like.


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