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STEP Literacy Assessment


Purple Series

STEP 7
Pig on 35th Street

Students Name
Grade

Date
Room

Assessed by

Reading Record
Take a reading record, following the guidelines in your STEP Manual.
Remember to time the students reading.
Book Introduction

Reading Time
E

SC

MSV/Notes

This is a story about a girl named Riley who finds a pig running around the city.
Lets read to find out what happens when the pigwhom Riley names Fatima
follows Riley home.

On 35th Street, Riley saw the strangest thing: a pig running down
the sidewalk.
Riley reached in her pocket and pulled out a pretzel. Here piggy,
piggy, she cooed.
The pig ate the pretzel. So Riley gave it a second and a third. The
pig followed Riley. When Riley stopped, the pig stopped.
People on the street pointed at them and laughed. Someone took
Rileys picture. The pig followed Riley all the way home.
Oh, my goodness, Rileys dad cried when Riley opened the door.
Its a pig! The pig ran all over the apartment. Finally, it went into
the kitchen. Rileys mother gave it a bowl of milk.
Hes a cute pig, said Rileys mother. I think its a she, Rileys dad
said. Good, Riley said. Ill call her Fatima.
You cant keep Fatima here, Rileys dad said.
Why not? asked Riley.
Because pigs dont live in the city, dear, Rileys mother explained.
They live on farms.
Thats not fair, Riley said.
Dont worry, honey. said Rileys mother. Well find a good home
for Fatima.

Level K, 176 words

Totals:

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Comprehension Conversation
The child may look back into the book to answer these questions. Record the students complete response.

= incorrect

= correct

Please use up to two prompts per question to clarify students understanding or misunderstanding.
TMM
WIS
WI
WTT
RQ
After the oral reading, ask
1. Why does the pig follow Riley?
Inferential: it likes the pretzels that Riley feeds it

2. How does Rileys dad feel when he first sees her with the pig?
Inferential: hes surprised to see a pig in the city

3. Why do Rileys parents say she cant keep Fatima?


Factual: pigs dont belong in the city

4. Why does Riley say its not fair that pigs dont live in the city?
Critical Thinking: she wants a pet and doesnt have one; she doesnt understand why a pig cant be a
pet in the city

After the silent reading, ask


5. What is a 4-H Club?
Factual: a club for farm children who raise animals

6. Why does Rileys mother think they can find someone to take care of Fatima at the
4-H Club show?
Inferential: people at the show live on farms and will know how to take care of a pig

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7. Why does Vickie say its a miracle that she found Pinkie?
Inferential: she hadnt seen Pinkie all day; she thought Pinkie was lost forever; the city is so big that
its hard to find a runaway animal

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8. Why does the newspaper print a picture of Fatima and Riley on 35th Street?
Critical Thinking: its very unusual to see a pig with a girl in the city; its a funny story; Riley and
the pig look cute together

Developmental Spelling

STEP 7

Administer this assessment individually or in pairs, following the guidelines in your STEP Manual.

= CORRECT
Correct
Spelling
1

place

dark

flute

nerd

nail

broke

slide

dirt

roast

10

mile

11

rain

12

burn

13

sheet

14

storm

15

peach

Students Writing

= INCORRECT
-V-C-e

Long-Vowel
Pattern

Totals
WORDS CAN BE MISSPELLED BUT PATTERN MUST BE SPELLED CORRECTLY!
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R-controlled
Vowel

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Scoring Summary
Reading Accuracy
98100% (04 errors)
9597% (59 errors)
9094% (1018 errors)
Below 90% (19+ errors)

Error Analysis
Total in each category of
cues/clues attempted/used:
Meaning: _____
Syntax: _____
Visual:
_____

Developmental Spelling Totals include Correct and Attempts


[target: 2-3 long-vowels] TOTALS ____

Reading Rate
Above: 1:46 or less (101+w/m
Target: 1:473:35 (50100 w/m)
Below: 3:36 or more (49- w/m)

[target: 2-3 r-controlled] TOTALS

_____

(V-C-e + Long-vowel patterns)

meets
does not meet

meets
does not meet

Comprehension Conversation
Oral Reading Comprehension Total ______/4
[target: Must have 3 or more correct]
Factual:
/1
Inferential:
/2
Critical Thinking:
/1

Silent Reading Comprehension Total ______/4


[target: Must have 3 or more correct]
Factual:
/1
Inferential:
/2
Critical Thinking:
/1

Fluency
4 Reads in meaningful phrases; consistently pays attention to punctuation and syntax; reads some or most of
text with expression; may slow briefly for problem solving, but quickly returns to fluent reading
3

Reads primarily in 34 word phrases; pays attention to punctuation and syntax most of the time, but reads
with little expression; may occasionally slow for problem solving

Reads primarily in 23 word phrases; seldom pays attention to punctuation and syntax; slow problem solving
fairly often

Reads primarily word-by-word (may read fast or slow, but rhythm is word-by-word); slow problem solving

Comments and Analysis


Reading Behaviors (e.g., problem solves words; self-monitors; self-corrects; reads with fluency; reads with
expression)

Comprehension Conversation (e.g., adds up clues to derive meaning; moves beyond literal understanding;
shows interest in the book)
Student responses often indicate the following types of thinking:
PE (Personal experience): ____
F(Facts from the text): ____
L(Limited): ____
Q(Answers a different question): ____
C(Confusion): ____

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yes

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STEP Literacy Assessment 2001, 2006, 2011 by the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute, Chicago, IL. All rights reserved.