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Third Grade (Grade 3) Reading Strategies Questions

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Grade 3 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
If a student got 100% on his work, what could you infer?
  1. He listened and studied.
  2. He didn't come to school that day.
  3. He didn't listen in class.
  4. He copied off of his neighbor.
Grade 3 Fiction Elements
Which word means "the big idea" or "central message" of a text?
  1. moral
  2. lesson
  3. theme
  4. main idea
Grade 3 Fact and Opinion
Orange soda tastes better than Sprite.
  1. Fact
  2. Opinion
Grade 3 Author's Purpose
When writing to                an author's goal is to share information that is typically real and factual.
  1. entertain
  2. persuade
  3. inform
Grade 3 Simile
"You are as slow as molasses in January."

What does this phrase mean?
  1. You are moving very fast.
  2. You are moving quietly.
  3. You are making a lot of noise as you move about.
  4. You are moving around very slowly.
Grade 3 Sequence of Events CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.3.5
Which word refers to the order of ideas or events in a story?
  1. theme
  2. sequence
  3. setting
  4. plot
Grade 3 Story Elements
Where a story takes place is called the                .
  1. character
  2. conflict
  3. setting
  4. action
Grade 3 Sequence of Events CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.3.5
Which choice refers to the sequencing of events by time?
  1. setting
  2. topic
  3. plot
  4. chronological order
Grade 3 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Joe was very tired when he got home from school. He decided to take a nap. When he woke up the sun was shining. He could hear roosters crowing and smelled bacon cooking in the kitchen. He walked slowly into the kitchen and asked his mother, "What time is it?"

What time did he wake up?
  1. Noon
  2. Midnight
  3. 7:00 in the morning
  4. 7:00 in the evening
Grade 3 Story Elements
Which word means a person in a story or play?
  1. author
  2. person
  3. character
  4. dialogue
Grade 3 Story Elements
Another word for conflict in a story is                .
  1. problem
  2. ending
  3. character
  4. resolution
Grade 3 Author's Purpose
A story that is funny, silly, or scary is trying to                you.
  1. entertain
  2. persuade
  3. inform
  4. direct
Grade 3 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.3.2
Every morning when I get up I eat breakfast, brush my teeth, comb my hair, get dressed and make my bed. After that, it is my job to feed the dog in the morning. Then, I can read or play until it is time to walk to school.

The main topic of this passage is:
  1. What time I eat breakfast
  2. How my brother helps me get ready for school
  3. My morning activities
  4. Riding the bus to school
Grade 3 Story Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.3.5
Which word describes the events that tell what the story is about?
  1. plot
  2. setting
  3. resolution
  4. beginning
Grade 3 Main Idea
Which word means to retell the main idea of a story?
  1. cause
  2. summarize
  3. effect
  4. theme
Grade 3 Making Predictions
Randy smelled smoke. He looked outside and saw where it was coming from. A pile of leaves had caught on fire! Randy ran to the phone and started dialing. Who did Randy most likely call?
  1. the market
  2. his cousin
  3. his doctor
  4. the fire department
Grade 3 Making Predictions
The soccer field was at the top of a hill. On each side, there was a steep slope down. The view was great. If the ball got kicked out of bounds, though, there would be a big problem.

What might happen to the ball next?
  1. It will roll down the hill.
  2. It will go flat.
  3. It will go up a tree.
  4. It will bounce too high.
Grade 3 Author's Purpose
Which are examples of texts designed to entertain? (Choose all that apply.)
  1. dictionaries
  2. plays
  3. textbooks
  4. biographies
  5. poems
  6. stories
  7. comic strips
Grade 3 Point of View
When an author is trying to get you to agree with his/her opinion, he/she is writing to                .
  1. entertain
  2. persuade
  3. inform
  4. direct
Grade 3 Story Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.3.5
Which word refers to the part of a story when the main conflict or problem is worked out or solved?
  1. opinion
  2. topic
  3. setting
  4. resolution
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