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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 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text

Indicator 3. Use elements of narrative texts to facilitate understanding

Objective b. Identify and explain the elements of a story

Assessment limit: Main problem, sequence or chronology of events, and solution to the problem

Selected Response Item

Read this story titled "A Real Grandma." Then answer the question below.

What is Beth's main problem in this story?

  1. She does not like being late all the time.
  2. Her grandma does not want to read with her.
  3. She does not know how to bake oatmeal cookies.
  4. Her grandma does not have time to bake cookies with her.
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Correct Answer:
D

Selected Response Item

Read this story titled "A Real Grandma." Then answer the question below.

Which of these details is most important to this story?

  1. rocking chairs
  2. a nursing home
  3. oatmeal cookies
  4. a bluebird house
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Correct Answer:
C

Resources for Objective 3.A.3.b:
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