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Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.3.2
It was beginning to get dark. We were still not home yet. I bet Dad is going to be mad at us, I thought. I yelled at my brother to ride his bike faster, but it was difficult to ride bikes uphill. I was so tired that every muscle in my legs were burning. My brother finally got off his bike and sat down. I stopped and went back to help him. Suddenly, there was a car coming toward us. I could see headlights. It was Dad. He had come to look for us, since we were so late getting home. I knew I was going to get into trouble, but at least we were safe. Dad picked us up and took us home.

What is the BEST summary of this passage?
  1. Two boys got into trouble. They were very late getting home. They could not ride their bikes anymore.
  2. Two boys were late getting home. Dad came looking for them. He took the boys home.
  3. He took the boys home. Dad came looking for them.Two boys were late getting home.
  4. The two boys were got into trouble and got lost. Their dad got mad and sent the police to find them.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.3.1
Seagulls live on the beach. They eat small fish, bread, and seaweed. Seagulls run quickly on the sand and fly quickly in the sky. Seagulls will run or fly away if you try to catch them. There are many seagulls on the beach.

Crabs also live on the beach. They eat shrimp, ocean plants, and small fish. Crabs crawl quickly on the sand and in the ocean. Crabs will crawl away if you try to catch them. There are many crabs on the beach, but it is not always easy to see them.

Starfish live on the beach, too. They eat clams, oysters, and small fish. Starfish move slowly on the sand and in the ocean. Starfish will not move away if you try to catch them. There are few starfish on the beach.

Seagulls, crabs, and starfish all eat:
  1. clams
  2. bread
  3. fish
  4. none of the above
Grade 3 Summarizing
Even though you skimmed the questions before you began reading the story, you should
  1. not waste time reading it again.
  2. work as fast as you can so you can take a nap.
  3. draw designs around the answer.
  4. read the entire question and all the answer choices.
Grade 3 Summarizing
You should not include key details when you are retelling a story.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Summarizing 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 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.3.2

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Which choice best summarizes the passage?
  1. There have been many different alphabets over time, but the one we use today is the best.
  2. The alphabet we use today has changed many times throughout history.
  3. Different cultures used different alphabets to fit their needs at the time.
  4. A symbol-based alphabet made a lot of sense for the early humans, but not for us.
Grade 3 Summarizing

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Which statement best explains why all of the animals came for the feast?
  1. They were all very hungry.
  2. They were all gentle animals.
  3. They were all invited by Mr. Pug.
  4. They were all part of the same family.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.3.2
One morning Ann and Stan woke up. They went to eat breakfast, but no one was up yet. They went to their mom's room and she was still in bed. "Hey, mom. Get up. We are going to be last for school," said Stan. Mom said, "There is no school today. It is a snow day." "No way!" shouted Ann. Ann and Stan ran to the window. It was snowing so hard that they could not even see the neighbor's house. "Yes!" they both shouted together. Then they went back to bed and went back to sleep.

What is the best summary of this passage?
  1. Mom was still in bed. The kids woke her up. They were excited it was a snow day. They got ready for school.
  2. The kids got up. They woke their mom up. They found out it was a snow day. They went back to bed.
  3. The kids went to bed. The kids got up. They woke their mom up. They found out it was a snow day.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.3.2
One night Paul could not go to sleep. It was 10:00 PM and he was still awake. He tried closing his eyes, but that didn't work. He tried to lie on his stomach. That didn't work either. He tried to count to 100. That only made him think more. Finally, he got up and got a drink of water. That made him feel better. He went back to bed and fell asleep.

What is the best summary of this story?
  1. Paul could not go to sleep. He got a drink of water. He tried to count to 100. He finally went to sleep.
  2. Paul could not go to sleep. He tried many things to help him go to sleep. He got a drink of water. Finally, he went back to bed and went to sleep.
  3. He went back to bed and went to sleep. He tried to count to 100. One night Paul could not go to sleep.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.3.2
It was beginning to get dark. We were still not home yet. I bet Dad is going to be mad at us, I thought. I yelled at my brother to ride his bike faster, but it was difficult to ride bikes uphill. I was so tired that every muscle in my legs were burning. My brother finally got off his bike and sat down. I stopped and went back to help him. Suddenly, there was a car coming toward us. I could see headlights. It was Dad. He had come to look for us, since we were so late getting home. I knew I was going to get into trouble, but at least we were safe. Dad picked us up and took us home.

What is the BEST summary of this passage?
  1. Two boys got into trouble. They were very late getting home. They could not ride their bikes anymore.
  2. Two boys were late getting home. Dad came looking for them. He took the boys home.
  3. He took the boys home. Dad came looking for them. Two boys were late getting home.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.3.2
It was late afternoon when Daisy and Baily were let out of their kennels. They ran outside and searched for their toys. They played frisbee, fetch with a ball and chased squirrels. After about an hour they began to get hungry. They barked and barked until their owner came out to feed them. The food was yummy and they ate it all up. After that, they laid out in the yard in the sunshine. The sun was warm on their fur. What a nice afternoon Daisy and Baily had together.

What is the best summary of this story?
  1. Daisy and Baily played all afternoon. They laid out in the yard. Then they went back to their kennels.
  2. Daisy and Baily are dogs. They like to bark and play. They played in the sun. They got out of their kennels. They had a nice afternoon together.
  3. Daisy and Baily played together. They ate some food. They laid out in the sun. They had a nice afternoon.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.3.2
One morning Matt and Sam went to World of Fun. Matt's mom dropped them off at the gate and told them she would be back at 5:00 to pick them up. Matt and Sam were very excited and couldn't wait to explore the whole place. First, they rode on all the roller coasters. Then, they rode on other rides. Next, they had some lunch and walked around. In the afternoon, they rode on all the rides again. They spent all day having fun. Around 5:00 mom came to pick them up. Matt and Sam were very excited and told her all about it during the ride home.

What is the best summary of this story?
  1. Matt and Sam told mom all about their day. Then they rode all the rides at Worlds of Fun. They went to Worlds of Fun
  2. Matt and Sam went to Words of Fun for the whole day. They rode rides and had fun. Mom dropped them off in the morning.
  3. Mom dropped Matt and Sam off at Worlds of Fun. They spent all day there. Mom picked them up in the afternoon.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.3.2
It was a sunny, hot day. Mom decided to take us swimming. We got all our swimming things packed, got in the car and drive to the pool. When we arrived I saw some of my friends. We played and swam around the pool. The sun was burning hot as it reflected off the water. The water was cool and soothing. I wish I could have stayed there all day.

What is the best summary of this passage?
  1. A mom takes her children to the pool. The pool was fun and cool. The character wanted to stay there all day.
  2. The character wanted to stay there all day. A mom takes her children to the pool. The pool was fun and cool.
  3. A mom takes her children to the pool. The character wanted to stay there all day.The pool was fun and cool.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.3.1

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What is the main reason you sneeze?
  1. to show you have a cold in your nose
  2. to force things out of your nose
  3. to stop an itch in your nose
  4. to build mucus in your nose
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Which choice best explains why onions make people cry?
  1. Onions increase your body's hormones and make you sad.
  2. Gas from the onion mixes with tears to create an acid the body tries to wash away.
  3. Tears help prevent the onion's gas from reaching the eyes.
  4. Onions combine with tears to create a salty flavor that improves the onion.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.3.1

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On an equinox, the day and night are the same length.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.3.1

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What happens in the southern hemisphere after the vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere?
  1. It gets more sunlight.
  2. It gets less sunlight.
  3. It gets longer days.
  4. It gets the same effect.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Which choice best explains why humans don't currently run 40 miles per hour?
  1. No human has tried to reach 40 miles per hour.
  2. A lot of factors go in to making it possible to run 40 miles per hour.
  3. The human body is not designed to run 40 miles per hour.
  4. Scientists need to conduct more research to determine if running 40 miles per hour is possible.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Why do different golfers want different numbers of dimples?
  1. The way they hit the ball helps change how fast and far the ball goes too.
  2. They don't want the ball to work as well as other balls.
  3. The dimples change the look and feel of the ball.
  4. Different numbers of dimples are allowed in different tournaments.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.3.3

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How do Sammy's actions lead him to be tricked by Peter?
  1. Peter gets Sammy blamed for the trick he is going to play.
  2. Peter purposely makes Sammy made to get Reddy to come closer.
  3. Peter lies to Sammy and makes him very angry.
  4. Peter gets Sammy to agree to play a trick on Jimmy Skunk.
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