Practice Test 6: Reading Skills (Grade 3)

Boost confidence and help raise test scores by introducing students to the skills, language, and formats they will encounter on state and national tests with this reading skills pracice test. See Full Product Description.

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Help students succeed on standardized tests!

The questions supporting this test are specifically designed to review the following skills:
• Finding the Main Idea
• Reading for Detail
• Understanding Vocabulary
• Making Inferences
• Sequencing
• Understanding Cause and Effect
• Understanding Author's Purpose
• Understanding Fact and Opinion

This four-page test was culled from the Basic Skills Practice Tests provided twice a year to Scholastic News Edition 3 subscribers, with some new and revised material. By familiarizing students with the skills, language, and formats they will encounter on state and national tests, like the Terra Nova, ITBS, CTBS, and MAT, this practice test will boost confidence and help raise scores.

(Practice tests 6-11 are slightly more difficult than practice tests 1-5. They are designed to be given in the second half of the school year.)

Common Core Alignment

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.10
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.4a
Teaching Tips

As you review each practice test together, help the children understand the reasoning behind the correct choices. Encourage students to share their own strategies as well. Note any common weaknesses for an immediate mini-lesson or future follow-up lessons!