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Houghton Mifflin Reading Medallion Edition
Subtest Sample Pages

Comprehension Subtesthmm Teacher Manual

The Reading Comprehension section checks students' understanding of the passage. Students read the selection silently by themselves and answer questions related to its content, returning to the text for clarification when necessary.

HMM Comprehension Passage Grade 2 Theme 1 (pdf)
HMM Comprehension Questions Grade 2 Theme 1 (pdf)

Checking Skills Subtest

Checking Skills monitors students' progress with the grammar, usage, and mechanics taught in the theme. Skills assessed are selected from the grammar and writing skills component of the "Writing and Language" and "Spiral Review" sections of the program.

HMM Checking Skills Grade 2 Theme 1 (pdf)

Spelling Subtest

The Spelling section monitors students' progress in their use of the English sound/spelling system. The words chosen in this section of the Skills Assessments are obtained from the "Word Work," "Spelling," "Sprial Review," and "Reading-Writing Workshop" (Spelling Connections) sections of the program.

HMM Spelling Grade 2 Theme 1 (pdf)

hmm Student Manual

Vocabulary Subtest

This section of the Skills Assessments monitors students' vocabulary development. Words used in the Vocabulary section are taken from "Reading" in the program: "Key Vocabulary," "Curriculum Links," and the underlined anthology words in the teacher's editions.

HMM Vocabulary Grade 2 Theme 1 pg. 1 (pdf)

Writing Prompts Subtest

The Writing section monitors students' progress in attaining grade-level writing standards. In developing the writing prompts, the following were considered: California's English-Language Arts Content Standards, the writing process skills taught in the theme, the Reading-Writing Workshops, the writing assessment genre established by the publisher, the theme concept, the Writing Skills in the Writing and Language Section, and the Sprial Review.

HMM Writing Directions Grade 2 Theme 1 (pdf)
HMM Writing Prompt Grade 2 Theme 1 (pdf)

Fluency Subtest

Fluency passages are designed to provide ongoing monitoring of students' ability to read quickly and decode words effortlessly on an initial, cold read. The passages reflect end-of-year readability and grade level expectations (based on the Flesch-Kincaid measure provided in the 2000 version, v.X, of Microsoft Word).

HMM Fluency Directions Grade 2 Theme 1 (pdf)
HMM Fluency Passage Grade 2 Theme 1 (pdf)