Differentiated Reading Assessments

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This bundle of printable reading comprehension assessments prompts students to use deep and critical reading skills and strategies to practice comprehending the text. There are over 250 passages included!


⭐⭐ These high-interest and engaging topics will engage students, and the detailed teacher guides and rubric make them perfect for one on one assessments!⭐⭐


What’s included?

  • 24 different skills/strategies (skill list below)
  • Each skill/strategy includes 4 different reading passages
  • Every passage is differentiated for above, on, and below level (2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade)
  • Each passage also comes with a step by step teacher guide and a rubric to help assess students’ answers
  • Overall that’s over 250 passages to use all year long on any reading skill or strategy you need to assess!


⭐ The questions asked with each passage are open-ended and focus on one individual skill/strategy while also assessing connected skills. This gives you a broader and deeper look at your student’s ability to comprehend the story at a deeper level. ⭐


There are no multiple-choice questions included in these assessments! These are designed to dig deeper than circling an answer.




Why Use These Reading Assessments?

Multiple-choice assessments only give us so much data. True reading data comes from conversing with the reader to see what he/she understands. These assessments were designed to do just that!


Each assessment is designed to focus on one skill by asking open-ended questions about the focus skill as well as other questions of supporting skills. This gives you a broader view of what the students does and doesn’t understand.


⭐Note: Each reading passage is leveled with special symbols at the top to denote difficulty levels.


Perfect for:

  • guided reading
  • goal setting conferences
  • one on one reading assessments
  • benchmark assessments
  • parent-teacher conference information
  • IEP data
  • and MORE!


Your reading skill and strategy assessments are done and made for the ENTIRE YEAR! All passages, teacher guides, rubrics, and implementation plans are included!


I’ve even included FREE BME assessments as a thank you! 6 extra passages to give at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year to help gauge where your students are during these benchmarks.


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Skill included in this assessment resource are:

  • Main idea
  • Making inferences
  • Summarizing
  • Figurative language
  • Text features
  • Author’s purpose
  • Characterization
  • Plot
  • Text structure
  • Cause/Effect
  • Compare/Contrast
  • Theme
  • Fact & opinion
  • Point of view
  • Problem & solution
  • Sequencing
  • Genres
  • Visualizing
  • Making connections
  • Asking questions
  • Synthesizing
  • Making predictions
  • Context clues
  • Determining importance





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