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1 # Name The Mysterious Giant of Barletta Reading Assessment Reading: Word Analysis, Vocabulary, and Fluency Directions: Read the story below. Choose the best vocabulary word to fill in each blank. Use context clues to help you. One day, while walking through the town 1, two townspeople discovered something shocking. Their beloved 2 was missing! There stood a 3 with nothing on top of it. They ran to tell the other townspeople about the 4 disappearance. They looked all over town for the 5 statue, but couldn t figure out where it had gone. When they returned, they were surprised to find a 6 returning the statue. 1. a. statue b. pedestal c. giant d. square 2. a. mysterious b. weakling c. statue d. pedestal 3. a. weakling b. pedestal c. square d. giant 4. a. weakling b. mysterious c. square d. pedestal 5. a. giant b. statue c. pedestal d. weakling 6. a. square b. mysterious c. weakling d. pedestal Directions: Read each sentence. Choose the definition of the underlined word. 7. To the Giant, late nights were the nicest time of all. a. more nice c. most nice b. not nice d. was nice 8. The town was quieter at night than at any other time. a. most quiet c. more quiet b. loud d. best

2 9. The fastest runner will win a trophy. a. not fast c. less fast b. most fast d. more fast Directions: Read each sentence. Choose the correct base word and ending for each underlined word. 10. Mandy ate the smallest slice of pizza. a. smalle + st c. small + est b. smal + lest d. smalles + t 11. Timmy is shorter than Johnny. a. short + er c. shorte + r b. shor + ter d. sho + rter 12. This worm is the longest. a. longe + st c. long + gest b. lon + gest d. long + est Directions: Study the dictionary entry below. Read each question and choose the best answer. parrot noun 1. A brightly colored tropical bird having a hooked beak: The parrots in Mexico have lots of yellow feathers. 2. Someone who repeats or copies something without understanding. Verb To repeat or copy without understanding: I have to be careful what I do since my brother parrots my actions. 13. Which is the correct meaning of parrot in this sentence? Susan taught her pet parrot to say hello to her friends. a. a brightly colored tropical bird having a hooked beak b. someone who repeats or copies something without understanding c. The parrots in Mexico have lots of yellow feathers. d. to repeat or copy without understanding 14. Which is the correct meaning of parrot in this sentence? My baby cousin parrots everything I say! a. a brightly colored tropical bird having a hooked beak b. someone who repeats or copies something without understanding c. The parrots in Mexico have lots of yellow feathers. d. to repeat or copy without understanding

3 15. Which is the correct meaning of parrot in this sentence? What a cute little parrot! said Dad when the boy copied what he said. a. a brightly colored tropical bird having a hooked beak b. someone who repeats or copies something without understanding c. The parrots in Mexico have lots of yellow feathers. d. to repeat or copy without understanding Reading Comprehension Directions: Read each question. Choose the best answer. 16. What plan is made to save the town from the attacking army? a. The giant will cry and say the other boys in town call him a weakling. b. They will scare the army away with an onion. c. They will run after the soldiers until they are out of sight. d. They will offer the soldiers some food and warm clothes. 17. Which event below shows that the story is a fantasy? a. Zia Concetta cuts a large onion in two. b. The soldiers decide to attack Barletta. c. The townspeople run through the streets in a panic. d. The giant gets down from his pedestal. 18. The captain s directions are About-face! Double time march! What does he want his soldiers to do? a. draw their swords and march in two lines b. turn around and march quickly away c. hide their faces and sneak past the giant d. face him and take small steps forward 19. Why are the people of Barletta running away? a. They want to move to a new town. b. Someone yelled, Dogzilla! c. They re afraid the soldiers will destroy Barletta. d. The city was on fire.

4 Directions: Read the recipe below. Then read each question and choose the best answer. 20. How many ingredients do you need to make these brownies? a. one c. eight b. five d. ten 21. Which of the following should you do first? a. add vanilla and walnuts b. melt the chocolate and butter c. bake in a greased dish d. beat the eggs 22. What should you do right after you add the chocolate and butter? a. bake at 300 degrees for 55 minutes b. preheat the oven c. beat d. gather the ingredients

5 Directions: Study the index and the map. Then read each question and choose the best answer. 23. In which square would you look to find Hoover? a. D4 c. C5 b. C3 d. A2 24. What other city is in the same square as Decatur? a. Hoover b. Gadsden c. Huntsville d. Mobile 25. What city is located in the grid square labeled F5? a. Auburn b. Tuscaloosa c. Birmingham d. Dothan

6 Reading: Literary Response and Analysis Directions: Read each question. Choose the best answer. 26. What genre (kind) of story is The Mysterious Giant of Barletta? a. realistic fiction c. nonfiction b. fantasy d. folktale 27. Which of these is NOT a characteristic of a folktale? a. The story has a happy ending. b. Good wins over evil. c. Only facts are included in the story. d. The story has been retold over many years. 28. Which word best describes Zia Concetta? a. smart c. silly b. lazy d. young 29. Which word best describes the Mysterious Giant? a. short c. funny b. heroic d. mean 30. What is the problem in the story? a. The Mysterious Giant is hungry and they are out of pasta. b. Zia Concetta wants to move away from Barletta. c. An army is coming to attack Barletta. d. The Mysterious Giant s feelings are hurt by the other boys in town. Written Language and Conventions Directions: Find the verb in each sentence. 31. The boys read the story over and over again. a. boys c. read b. story d. again 32. Every student wished for a homework free night. a. wished c. homework b. student d. free

7 33. The teacher walked quickly down the hall. a. teacher c. hall b. quickly d. walked 34. The statue is on a pedestal. a. statue c. is b. pedestal d. the Directions: Read each sentence. Choose the sentence that shows the correct way to use commas. 35. a. Mother, please pick up the telephone. b. Mother please pick up, the telepone. c. Mother please, pick up the telephone. d. Mother, please, pick up the telephone. 36. a. You, need to turn in your homework Ryan. b. You need to turn in your homework, Ryan. c. You need to turn in your, homework Ryan. d. You need, to turn in your homework Ryan.

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