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Common Core Standard RI.3.5 Questions

Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.

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Grade 3 Sequence of Events CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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How is this passage organized?
  1. sequential order
  2. chronological order
  3. compare and contrast
  4. problem and solution
Grade 3 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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Starting the passage with ACHOO! is an example of...
  1. onomatopoeia
  2. imagery
  3. metaphor
  4. personification
Grade 3 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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What is the purpose of the second paragraph of the passage?
  1. to show how little people think about their fingernails and toenails
  2. to give examples of the importance of fingernails and toenails
  3. to describe what fingernails and toenails look like
  4. to explain how fingernails and toenails are made
Grade 3 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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Why does the author include the last paragraph?
  1. to share how fast a sneeze travels
  2. to describe how you sneeze
  3. to explain why you sneeze
  4. to clear up rumors about sneezing
Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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The author provides the example of the ball on the merry-go-round to describe the Coriolis Effect. What other text feature would help readers understand the effect?
  1. A diagram of how the Coriolis Effect works
  2. A picture of a hurricane moving
  3. An image of water in a toilet
  4. Another description like the merry-go-round
Grade 3 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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Why does the author start with the example of the one million dollar bill?
  1. to introduce the idea of counterfeit money
  2. to show an example of an outrageous bill
  3. to explain that the one million dollar bill isn't real
  4. to make you laugh at the idea of the crazy bill
Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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Grade 3 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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Why does the author include information about Usain Bolt?
  1. to compare the fastest human with how fast scientists think humans can run
  2. to show an example of a great Olympic runner
  3. to contrast the speed of humans with the speed of animals
  4. to highlight how impressive Usain Bolt's speed is
Grade 3 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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Why does the author include the numbered list?
  1. to point out ways to escape vampires
  2. to highlight features of vampires
  3. to show different types of vampires
  4. to explain how a vampire forms
Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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Why does the author provide details on how to make a paper snowflake?
  1. To offer a fun activity related to snowflakes
  2. To help the reader understand the differences in snowflakes
  3. To make the article on snowflakes stick in the reader's memory
  4. To introduce a different type of snowflakes to the reader
Grade 3 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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What do the numbers in the passage represent?
  1. steps to help lick your elbow
  2. ways to lick your elbow
  3. how many times to perform each action
  4. days of the month to try the actions
Grade 3 Technology (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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What detail about roller coasters does the author NOT mention?
  1. the design of the track
  2. the energy used while in motion
  3. the force acting upon the coaster
  4. the safety features of the coaster
Grade 3 Food (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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This passage is most likely from...
  1. A cookbook
  2. A manual
  3. A magazine
  4. A newspaper
Grade 3 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5
Which statement belongs in the number 3 spot?

1. American Indians hunted animals.

2. They used the animal skins to make moccasins.

3.                                                         
  1. Some people wear leather slippers called babouches.
  2. American Indians also used reindeer skins for boots.
  3. American Indians wore moccasins to keep their feet warm.
  4. Alpargatas keep feet warm in cold months.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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According to the passage, what is one way fireworks have changed?
  1. They are set off later in the evening.
  2. They feature many different colors.
  3. They do not represent the same thing.
  4. They are used for more than just the Fourth of July.
Grade 3 Short Stories (Non-Fiction) CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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