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Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 3

Reading/ELA | Informational | Literary | Writing | Language | Listening | Speaking

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Standard 1.0 General Reading Processes

Topic B. Phonics

Indicator 1. Use a variety of phonetic skills to read unfamiliar words

Objective a. Apply phonics skills

Selected Response Item

Read each question. Look at the underlined letter or letters and the underlined word in the question. The underlined letter or letters stand for a sound in the underlined word. Decide which of the other three words has the same sound in it. Then mark the space for the answer you have chosen.

In which word does the letter a have the same sound as it does in the word paper?

  1. apple
  2. baby
  3. have
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Correct Answer:
B

Selected Response Item

Read each question. Look at the underlined letter or letters and the underlined word in the question. The underlined letter or letters stand for a sound in the underlined word. Decide which of the other three words has the same sound in it. Then mark the space for the answer you have chosen.

In which word does the letter g have the same sound as it does in the word forgot?

  1. giant
  2. manage
  3. signal
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_046.xml

Correct Answer:
C

Selected Response Item

Read each question. Look at the underlined letter or letters and the underlined word in the question. The underlined letter or letters stand for a sound in the underlined word. Decide which of the other three words has the same sound in it. Then mark the space for the answer you have chosen.

In which word does the letter e have the same sound as it does in the word began?

  1. delight
  2. explain
  3. twenty
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_047.xml

Correct Answer:
A

Resources for Objective 1.B.1.a:
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