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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 Text Elements
If I don't know how to spell a word, I can look in the                .
  1. math book
  2. chapter book
  3. picture book
  4. dictionary
Grade 3 Text Elements
A drawing that explains something by labeling its parts.
  1. text box
  2. title
  3. photos
  4. diagrams
Grade 3 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.7, RI.3.7

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Which text feature would best support the information in paragraph 4 of the passage?
  1. A picture of someone painting their nails
  2. A chart showing how fast nails grow during different seasons
  3. A diagram labeling the different parts of a fingernail
  4. An microscopic view of a toenail
Grade 3 Text Elements
Using complete sentences, explain the difference between illustrations and photographs.
Grade 3 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.7, RI.3.7

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Which text feature would help make the passage stronger?
  1. A chart comparing different animals' speeds
  2. A list of Usain Bolt's running times
  3. A diagram showing muscles scientists studied
  4. A picture of a pair of running shoes
Grade 3 Text Elements
Name at least TWO ways that illustrations and photographs help the reader.
Grade 3 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.3.1

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Fall - Corn - Small

Based on the passage, what does the fruit or vegetable in this picture contain the most of?
  1. Carotenoid
  2. Anthocyanin
  3. Chlorophyll
  4. None of the above
Grade 3 Text Elements
Using complete sentences, explain TWO ways that the table of contents and the index are different and TWO ways they are similar.
Grade 3 Text Elements
Using complete sentences, explain the purpose of headings and subheadings. How do they help the reader?
Grade 3 Text Elements
Mrs. Lesa Brown is traveling to Florida with her family. What reference material would help her figure out the distance she will travel?
  1. dictionary
  2. magazine
  3. atlas
  4. math book
Grade 3 Text Elements
Which source would be BEST for finding information about the Creek tribe?
  1. atlas
  2. thesaurus
  3. dictionary
  4. encyclopedia
Grade 3 Text Elements
Where would you find a map of the United States?
  1. an atlas
  2. a thesaurus
  3. a dictionary
  4. a magazine
Grade 3 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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Why does the author include the numbered list?
  1. to point out ways to escape vampires
  2. to highlight features of vampires
  3. to show different types of vampires
  4. to explain how a vampire forms
Grade 3 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.7, RI.3.7

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The author wants to add a picture to the passage.
Which picture best supports what the passage is about?
  1. Fall - Tree - Small
  2. Fall - Harvest - Small
  3. Fall - Acorns - Small
  4. Fall - Umbrella - Small
Grade 3 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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What do the numbers in the passage represent?
  1. steps to help lick your elbow
  2. ways to lick your elbow
  3. how many times to perform each action
  4. days of the month to try the actions
Grade 3 Text Elements
A caption tells you about a photograph.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Text Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.3.1

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Fall - Apple - Small
Based on the passage, what does the fruit or vegetable in this picture contain a lot of?
  1. Carotenoid
  2. Anthocyanin
  3. Chlorophyll
  4. None of the above
Grade 3 Text Elements
A photograph is used to...
  1. Name something
  2. Show where something is
  3. Show something
Grade 3 Text Elements
Which volume of the encyclopedia would you use to find information about popcorn?
  1. Volume 2:B
  2. Volume 3:Ca-Co
  3. Volume 7:P
  4. Volume 9:Sa-Sh
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