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Grade 3 Stand-Alone Items 2010–2012
7 Read the sentence below. • Aiden showed he was a swift runner when he won the race. • What does swift mean as it is used in the sentence? • A. Shy • B. Weak • C. Quick Comprehension 4: Understand and apply content vocabulary critical to the meaning of the text (Reading GLE 1.3.2, 1.2.2)
8 Read the sentence below that includes a cause and effect. • I walked outside in the rain to grab the paper and my socks got wet. • What is the effect in the sentence? • A. Socks got wet • B. Grab the paper • C. Walked outside Analysis 8: Make connections (cause and effect) within a text (Reading GLE 2.3.1)
7 A metaphor directly compares two things. Which sentence contains • an example of a metaphor? • A. My sister Michelle is a dolphin in the water. • B. My sister Michelle practices soccer after school. • C. My sister Michelle studies in the library with a friend. Analysis 06: Demonstrate understanding of authors’ use of literary elements (character, setting, plot, genre, etc.) and literary devices (simile, metaphor, alliteration, personification, etc.) (Reading GLE 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.3) 2011
6Read the sentence below. • Grace was asked to keep her speech brief to save time. • What is the meaning of brief as it is used in the sentence? • A. Dull • B. Loud • C. Short Comprehension 04: Understand and apply content vocabulary critical to the meaning of the text (Reading GLE 1.3.2, 1.2.2) 2011
12 Mai is writing a report about the life cycle of frogs. Which of these • books would be the best source of information for her paper? • A. Food for Frogs • B. Frogs All Around Us • C. The Adventures of Mr. Frog Analysis 09: Analyze usefulness of resources (Reading GLEs 2.3.2, 3.1.1) 2010
13 Which statement is an opinion? • A. Math is the best subject. • B. Multiplication is a math subject. • C. Math is a subject Mr. Walsh teaches. Analysis10: Analyze author’s purpose (including distinguishing between fact and opinion) and evaluate effectiveness for different audiences (Reading GLEs 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4) 2010