School Improvement in Maryland

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 D. Vocabulary

Indicator 3. Understand, acquire, and use new vocabulary

Objective b. Use word structure to determine the meaning of words

Assessment limit: Grade-appropriate prefixes and suffixes

Selected Response Item

Read each question and choose the best answer. Then mark the space for the answer you have chosen.

The en in sharpen means the same as the en in —

  1. harden
  2. pencil
  3. hen
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_048.xml

Correct Answer:
A

Selected Response Item

Read each question and choose the best answer. Then mark the space for the answer you have chosen.

The pre in pretest means the same as the pre in —

  1. press
  2. prepay
  3. president
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_049.xml

Correct Answer:
B

Selected Response Item

Read each question and choose the best answer. Then mark the space for the answer you have chosen.

The or in visitor means the same as the or in —

  1. color
  2. harbor
  3. sailor
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_050.xml

Correct Answer:
C

Resources for Objective 1.D.3.b:
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