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Common Core Standard RI.3.8 Questions

Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).

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Grade 3 Fact and Opinion CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.3.8
Choose the fact.
  1. Chocolate is the best flavor.
  2. Math class is very interesting.
  3. You should only wear the color green in summer.
  4. George Washington was the first president of the United States.
Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.3.8

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After reading the passage, which type of scientists do you think the author consulted to get the information about snowflakes?
  1. Physicists who deal with force and motion
  2. Chemists who deal with elements and atoms
  3. Biologists who deal with plants and animals
  4. Geologists who deal with rocks and the land
Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.3.8

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Why does the author include the reference to a staring contest?
  1. to describe a situation in which you can stop yourself from blinking
  2. to reference a time when you may have realized how hard it is to keep from blinking
  3. to show how it is possible to stop blinking for a long period of time
  4. to explain that ten seconds feels like a really long time
Grade 3 Sports (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.3.8

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Why did the author most likely write this piece?
  1. To clear up a common rumor
  2. To explain the Coriolis effect
  3. To describe a ball on a merry-go-round
  4. To sell toilets in the southern hemisphere
Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.3.8

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The author says there are hundreds of muscles in the human body.
Why did the author decide to write about the muscles in this passage?
  1. They are the muscles with easiest names to pronounce.
  2. They are the muscles that do more work than others.
  3. They are the muscles that are most easy to see.
  4. They are the muscles that are most popular.
Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.3.8

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Why does the author mention windshield wipers?
  1. To compare your tears to the rain
  2. To explain how your eyelids clear tears from your eyes
  3. To show that your eyelids also work in the rain
  4. To compare blinking to driving a car
Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.3.8

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Which is not a rumor about sneezing that the author clears up?
  1. When you sneeze, your heart stops.
  2. You cannot keep your eyes open while you sneeze.
  3. Your eyes can pop out of your head if you sneeze with them open.
  4. When you sneeze, they come in threes.
Grade 3 Fact and Opinion CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.3.8
Circle the letter of the sentence that is an fact.
  1. New York City is the most exciting city on earth!
  2. New York City is made up of five boroughs.
  3. If you can succeed in New York, you can succeed anywhere.
  4. New York City is much too crowded and noisy.
Grade 3 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.3.8
Which of these is an OPINION?
  1. People wear special shoes for working.
  2. People in Mexico like to wear open shoes.
  3. Babouches are sometimes decorated.
  4. Wooden shoes are the most comfortable of them all.
Grade 3 Fact and Opinion CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.3.8
Circle the letter of the sentence that is an opinion.
  1. The quarterback made three touchdowns in the game.
  2. The score was tied at the end of the final quarter.
  3. Football is exciting and fun to watch.
  4. Our team won the game by 10 points.

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