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Grade 3 Compare and Contrast

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Choose the best word or phrase to fill in the blank.

Nathan is                   than Josh.
  1. a better son
  2. less popular
  3. more careful
  4. a better listener
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast
When you compare and contrast, you only tell how things are alike.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast

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Which choice describes how Josh and Nathan were different?
  1. Josh was loud and Nathan was quiet.
  2. Josh was popular and Nathan was not.
  3. Josh did things quickly and Nathan took his time.
  4. Josh liked to win and Nathan did not care about winning.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast
The strategy to use for comparing and contrasting is:
  1. Predicting
  2. Rereading
  3. Asking Questions
  4. Using Prior Knowledge
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast
When you read, look for clue words that signal comparisons and contrasts, such as like, both, different, and however.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast

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Which is NOT a difference the boys faced during the competition?
  1. the size of the garden
  2. the strength of the roots
  3. the number of flowers at the end
  4. the number of seeds they were given
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast

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How were the flowers Nathan grew different than the flowers Josh grew?
  1. They were much taller.
  2. They had stronger roots.
  3. They had a different color.
  4. They were a different type of flower.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast

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Which choice(s) describes Josh's garden at the beginning of the competition?
  1. It was bigger than Nathan's.
  2. It was smaller than Nathan's.
  3. It was deeper than Nathan's.
  4. It was shallower than Nathan's.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast

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What did all three of the pigs have in common?
  1. They were all rich.
  2. They were all eaten by the wolf.
  3. They all built houses.
  4. They all got married.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RL.3.9

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How were the houses of the first two pigs different than the house of the third pig?
  1. They were bigger.
  2. They were weaker.
  3. They were prettier.
  4. They were more expensive.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RL.3.9, RI.3.9
What does it mean to compare?
  1. to tell how something caused something else to happen.
  2. to tell how something is the same or different
  3. to tell how something is the same, similar or alike.
  4. to tell how something is unlike, or different.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast

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From the details in the story, you can guess that the third little pig was                 than the other little pigs.
  1. smarter
  2. bigger
  3. hungrier
  4. richer
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RL.3.9
How do we compare and contrast events in a story?
  1. Decide how events are caused.
  2. Decide how things or events are alike and different.
  3. Decide when things happen in a story.
  4. Decide what the effect of an event was.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast

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In the poem "How the Leaves Came Down," the speaker compares the leaves falling down to
  1. playing a game
  2. going to bed
  3. painting a picture
  4. singing a song
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Which is NOT a way fingernails are like hair?
  1. They contain keratin.
  2. They grow from roots.
  3. They are different colors.
  4. They must be trimmed regularly.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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What was the biggest difference between the alphabet we use today and the alphabet the Greek used?
  1. The Greek alphabet didn't have vowels.
  2. The Greek alphabet didn't have the letter V.
  3. The Greek alphabet didn't have consonants.
  4. The Greek alphabet didn't have the letter X.
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3
Using the Venn Diagram below, compare and contrast how a cookie and a doughnut are alike and different.
Venn Diagram
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast
If you look at one Oreo cookie and one Ritz cracker and describe how they are SIMILAR and DIFFERENT, you are comparing and contrasting.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Compare and Contrast

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Why didn't the wolf eat the third little pig?
  1. He was much smaller than his brothers.
  2. He was more clever than the wolf.
  3. The wolf had enough to eat.
  4. The wolf decided to eat vegetables.
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
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