School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 3

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

Sample Assessments: Each sample assessment item gives an idea of how an assessment item on the MSA might be presented. The items appropriately measure the content of the State Curriculum and may be formatted similarly to those appearing on the MSA; however, these are sample items only and have not appeared on any MSA form.

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

In which word does tri mean three?

  1. trip
  2. countries
  3. tricycle

Correct Answer:

Assessment limit:
Grade-appropriate prefixes and suffixes

Resources for Objective 1.D.3.b:
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