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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 Identifying Genre
Who are the people or animals in the play?
  1. the writers
  2. characters
  3. scenes
  4. the audience
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 Character Study
It wasn't enough for Christopher to just play with his toys; he always took them apart to see how they worked.

Which word best describes Christopher?
  1. joyful
  2. curious
  3. dishonest
  4. selfish
Grade 3 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Most adults in the United States want to make healthy choices, so they ask their doctors for advice. Doctors recommend eating at least five servings of fruits or vegetables each day. They say that produce provides the human body with important nutrients and that eating natural, unprocessed foods without added sugar is much better than eating processed foods. They tell their patients that a variety of fruits and vegetables is best. Adults who talk to their doctors about making healthy decisions tend to follow their doctors' advice.

Which statement is a generalization about what you just read?
  1. Few doctors are able to give their patients advice about nutrition.
  2. Most adults try to eat at least five fruits or vegetables per day.
  3. Fruit is a healthy alternative to vegetables.
  4. Many doctors say that processed foods are best to eat.
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 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Costa Rica is a tropical country with warm weather all year long. It rains a lot there, but it never snows. Some people have reported seeing snow falling on the tops of the mountains, but the Costa Rican weather service has always dismissed these reports. Costa Rican meteorologists say that when people in Costa Rica think they see snow, it's usually hail. There's no need for skis or other cold weather gear in Costa Rica, so people do not have to worry about buying them.

Which statement is a generalization about what you just read?
  1. If you go to Costa Rica, it's a good idea to take a raincoat.
  2. People in Costa Rica do not need to own snow boots.
  3. People in Costa Rica often try to go skiing in the mountains.
  4. Being a meteorologist in Costa Rica is easy because it never snows.
Grade 3 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
NASA sends several missions to space each year, but not all of them launch on schedule. When a mission is delayed or cancelled, it's called a "scrub." Missions can get scrubbed due to technical problems, but that usually happens before the launch date. Bad weather can cause a scrub on the launch date. If the air temperature is not within a specific range, the clouds are too thick, or there is too much wind, a mission that is ready to launch will be scrubbed. Most scrubbed missions launch once conditions improve.

Which statement is a generalization about what you just read?
  1. If you want to see a launch, make sure the mission hasn't been scrubbed before traveling to Cape Canaveral.
  2. Many NASA missions that are scrubbed will never launch.
  3. Most NASA missions that are scrubbed on the launch date are delayed due to bad weather.
  4. NASA delays missions when they don't have enough money to launch.
Grade 3 Story Elements
Where a story takes place is called the                .
  1. character
  2. conflict
  3. setting
  4. action
Grade 3 Story Elements
Which word means a person in a story or play?
  1. author
  2. person
  3. character
  4. dialogue
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 Story Elements
Another word for conflict in a story is                .
  1. problem
  2. ending
  3. character
  4. resolution
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 Main Idea
Benjamin Franklin grew up in Boston. He worked in his brother's print shop for four years, from 1718 to 1722. He quit school and started working when he was only 12 years old. In a way, working as a printer was almost as good as going to school. Ben read a lot and learned a lot. Ben was smarter than his brother and he was a better printer, too. Ben's brother wanted him to work for him until Ben was 21, but Ben had other ideas. He ran away to Philadelphia when he was 17.

What is the main idea?
  1. Benjamin Franklin grew up in Boston.
  2. Benjamin Franklin had a job in a printing press that helped him learn a lot of things.
  3. Benjamin Franklin was smarter than his brother.
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 Author's Purpose
A story that is funny, silly, or scary is trying to                you.
  1. entertain
  2. persuade
  3. inform
  4. direct
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