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Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.3.1
A tundra is a place with very low temperatures and very little rain. Winters in the tundra are long and extremely cold. Summers are short, mild, and cool.

Some animals living in the tundra are prepared for the cold weather. For instance, foxes, reindeer, caribou, and grizzly bears all have thick fur. Their fur protects them from the cold.

There are very few plants in the tundra. Most of the soil in the tundra is frozen. Plants can only grow in the thin top layer of soil. Only small, low-growing types, such as grasses and small bushes grow there. Trees cannot grow in the tundra because their roots cannot grow deep enough into the soil.

Which sentence from the passage best supports the idea that animals are ready to live in the tundra?
  1. Plants can only grow in the thin top layer of soil.
  2. Winters in the tundra are long and extremely cold.
  3. A tundra is a place with very low temperatures and very little rain.
  4. For instance, foxes, reindeer, caribou, and grizzly bears all have thick fur.
Grade 3 Supporting Details
What do supporting details do?
  1. They help back up or support the main idea.
  2. They tell you what to do.
Grade 3 Supporting Details

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When did Hillary Clinton develop an interest in politics?
  1. in high school
  2. at Wellesley College
  3. at Yale Law School
  4. when she moved to Arkansas
Grade 3 Supporting Details
Mountain gorillas live in Africa. They like to live in groups. A male is the head of a group. He is called the silverback. He is very important. He makes sure everyone is safe. If an animal puts his group in danger, he will charge at it. He takes care of his gorillas.

The silverback is important to the group of mountain gorillas. What detail from the passage best supports this idea?
  1. He makes sure everyone is safe.
  2. He likes to live with other gorillas.
  3. He finds food for the baby gorillas.
  4. He lives in the African mountains.
Grade 3 Supporting Details
White-sided dolphins are fun to watch. They can jump high over the water. They can tumble in the air. They are very quick learners. They can learn new tricks easily. You can see them do tricks at places like Sea World. They are often the stars of the show. They like to show off for people.

White-sided dolphins are often the stars of the show. What detail from the passage helps support this idea?
  1. They have to stay at Sea World.
  2. They learn new tricks easily.
  3. They do not work with people.
  4. They live in the water.
Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.7, RI.3.7

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Look at the following chart:

Did the Groundhog See its Shadow?
Saw ShadowNo ShadowNo Record
100179
More Winter End of Winter No One Knows


What is the groundhog most likely to do?
  1. See its shadow
  2. Not see its shadow
  3. Fail to appear at all
Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.3.1

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What happens on March 20 or 21?
  1. The autumnal equinox
  2. The vernal equinox
  3. Warmer weather
  4. Colder weather
Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.3.1
Squanto was a Native American who lived in what is now Massachusetts. When he was a young man, he was captured by the Spanish. He was sold as a slave. He escaped and went to England. He went back to New England in 1619 and found that many of his people had gotten sick and died. Two years later, he helped the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony. They were starving. He helped them by teaching them how to fish and how to plant corn

Squanto helped the Pilgrims in New England. Which sentence best supports this idea?
  1. He helped them by teaching them how to fish and how to plant corn.
  2. Squanto was a Native American who lived in what is now Massachusetts.
  3. He found that many of his people had gotten sick and died.
  4. When he was a young man, he was captured was the Spanish.
Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.3.1
Willie Mays was one of the greatest baseball players in history. He came from a sports background. Both of his parents were athletes. His mom was a fast runner in school. His dad played baseball. Willie learned how to catch a ball before he could walk. He played good baseball as a teenager. Willie started playing for the Giants in 1951. He was only 20 years old. He played centerfield for the team. He did not get a hit his first 12 times at bat. He quickly made up for that. Willie was a terrific outfielder and hitter. Other players admired him. He won the Most Valuable Player award twice. He quit playing in 1973 and was welcomed into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979. He still works for the Giants today.

Willie's parents are one of the reasons he is good at sports. Which sentence best supports this idea?
  1. Willie started playing for the Giants in 1951.
  2. He quickly made up for that.
  3. Both of his parents were athletes.
  4. He still works for the Giants today.
Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Which profession is MOST similar to what groundhogs do on February 2?
  1. Fortune teller
  2. Weather forecaster
  3. Scientist
  4. Naturalist
Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Which famous groundhog is LEAST like the others?
  1. Octorara Orphie
  2. Buckeye Chuck
  3. Phil-Staten Island Chuck
  4. Tennessee Groundhog
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What were the Burns children doing when Guy arrived?
  1. They were doing chores.
  2. They were playing a game.
  3. They were running around like crazy.
  4. They were eating Thanksgiving dinner.
Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.3.1

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Which detail from the text best supports your answer in Part A?
  1. He would steal around back of the old stone wall on the edge of the Old Orchard, which was back of Peter, and would try to see what was going on without being seen himself.
  2. As soon as he sees me he will think that at last he has a chance to catch me," thought Peter.
  3. I do hope that the noise Sammy Jay is making will not waken Jimmy Skunk and bring him out to see what is going on.
  4. So with one eye on the barrel where Jimmy Skunk was taking a nap, and the other eye on the old stone wall behind which he expected Reddy Fox to come stealing up, Peter waited and didn't mind in the least the names that Sammy Jay was calling him.
Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.3.1

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Before Groundhog Day, people celebrated...
  1. Spring Day
  2. Candlemas Day
  3. Shadow Day
  4. Punxsutawney Phil Day
Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.3.1

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Which word best describes how Groundhog Day became a tradition...
  1. legend
  2. hoax
  3. anticipation
  4. forecast
Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.3.1

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Which detail from the text shows another example of the answer in Part A?
  1. In fact, he felt that it would be a great deal better for him if Jimmy shouldn't know that he had anything to do with the joke.
  2. ll the time the Imp of Mischief was whispering to him that this was a splendid chance to play a joke on Jimmy.
  3. Right away, Peter's nimble wits began to plan how he could use Reddy Fox to play a joke on Jimmy.
  4. He would get Sammy angry, and that would make Sammy scream. Reddy would be sure to come up there to see what Sammy Jay was making such a fuss about.
Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.3.1

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What length of time passes between each equinox?
  1. 3 months
  2. 6 months
  3. 12 months
  4. 18 months
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What did Guy notice most about the Burns family?
  1. They were poor.
  2. They were happy.
  3. They were very loud.
  4. They were wearing dirty clothes.
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Why did Guy think the Burns would not be happy?
  1. They had a lot of kids.
  2. They were a poor family.
  3. Their father was out of town.
  4. Their mother was never home.
Grade 3 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.3.1

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Based on the information in the passage, you can infer that apples usually grow when?
  1. Winter
  2. Spring
  3. Summer
  4. Autumn
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