Reading Skills and Strategies Quick Check Assessments


Are you looking for a quick and easy way to assess your students in the common core reading standards? Check out these Reading Quick Checks! This mini-assessment is perfect to determine how your students are progressing in their reading skills and strategies.

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These reading quick checks evaluate your students’ reading proficiency in the common core (and more) nonfiction areas of:

✔ Paraphrasing Text
✔ Main Ideas and Supporting Details
✔ Sequencing Nonfiction Text
✔ Cause and Effect
✔ Comparing and Contrasting 2 different Nonfiction Texts & Within
✔ Text Images (Timelines, Charts, How an Image contributes, etc)
✔ Text Features (Captions, Text Changes, Images, Headings, Subheadings, White Space)
✔ Identifying the Text Structure (Problem/Solution, Description)
✔ Summarizing Nonfiction Text
✔ Determining Importance
✔ Determining the Meaning of a Word

And these fiction areas of text:

✔ Comparing and Contrasting between and within two stories
✔ Distinguishing between fact and opinion
✔ Drawing Conclusions/Inference
✔ Author’s Purpose
✔ Text Organization
✔ Prediction
✔ Making Connections (T-T, T-W, T-S)
✔ Asking Questions
✔ Identifying the Setting, Theme, Problem, Solution, Plot, Dialogue
✔ Character Traits, Character Change
✔ The 5 W’s
✔ Sequencing Events in a Story
✔ Cause and effect in a story
✔ Point of view
✔ Retell (BME)
✔ Visualizing
✔ Mood
✔ Similes, Metaphors, Idioms, Hyperboles, Personification, Alliteration, Figurative Language
✔ Context Clues

This resource comes with three of the same quick checks to one sheet for easy copying or three different ones to a sheet. It also comes with a spreadsheet to help you keep track of your students’ progress with each reading skill and strategy!

This resource is perfect for determining what groups to place your students in for response to intervention or guided reading. It also makes great documentation for parent teacher conferences, child study meetings, and much more!

These quick checks are perfect for tutors, paraprofessionals, volunteers, and substitutes! They are low prep, too! Just print and go!


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