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NCSCOS Grade 3 ELA / Reading - Topic: Informational Text

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Grade 3
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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  • Q1
    What is the main idea of the selection?
    A camel adapts well to life in the desert.
    There are songs and films about camels.
    A camel's most unusual feature is its hump.
    There are two types of camels in the world.
  • Q2
    According to the text, what is the camel's strangest feature?
    closed nostrils
    bushy eyebrows
    humped backs
    thick eyelashes
  • Q3
    What is the purpose of a camel's hump?
    to store water for many weeks
    to help its body temperature stay low
    to keep it from sweating
    to provide energy when there is no food
  • Q4
    According to the selection, why are camels well-suited for sandstorms?
    They feed on dew-dampened plants.
    They enjoy hot, dry weather.
    They have long, thick eyelashes.
    They sweat similar to humans.
  • Q5
    According to the selection, why are the camel's bushy eyebrows important?
    to keep sweat out of its eyes
    to help shade its eyes from the sun
    to help it see the desert better
    to protect its breathing ability
  • Q6
    In paragraph 3, how would "dew-dampened" plants help the camels go for weeks without water?
    "Dew-dampened" plants provide a source of water for camels.
    "Dew-dampened" plants help the camels store fat in their humps.
    "Dew-dampened" plants provide shade for camels.
    "Dew-dampened" plants help the camels lose weight.
  • Q7
    What is the similarity between paragraphs 3 and 4?
    They both describe where camels live.
    They both explain why camels are well-suited for running.
    They both describe how camels look.
    They both explain why camels can go without water for long periods.
  • Q8
    According to the poem, what makes the speaker happy?
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    not doing homework
    playing outside
    taking a bubble bath
    not going to school
  • Q9
    Which statement summarizes the selection?
    Two men wrote books on the same topic after meeting in school and becoming friends.
    Two men with different backgrounds became famous writers of children's books.
    Two men became famous poets after discovering that they both liked the same subjects.
    Two men met and decided to write a series of children's books as partners.
  • Q10
    Based on paragraphs 3 and 9, how are Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss similar?
    Both were singers and writers for the U.S. Army.
    Both had mothers who were writers.
    Both were born in the same year.
    Both had difficulties with their first books.
  • Q11
    In paragraph 4, what does the word "pronounce" mean?
    to define
    to learn to spell
    to learn to write
    to say
  • Q12
    How did Shel Silverstein react to someone saying he needed to edit a poem?
    He became upset with the person.
    He began writing songs instead.
    He rewrote the entire poem.
    He only rewrote the necessary words.
  • Q13
    According to the text, why did many school libraries ban Shel Silverstein's book "Where the Sidewalk Ends"?
    Parents thought the poems would cause children to disobey them.
    Parents thought the poems were too goofy for their children.
    Parents thought the poems would cause children to make up stories.
    Parents thought the poems were too long for their children.
  • Q14
    Which sentence from the selection supports the idea that writing can be hard work?
    "He didn't like to change the words or phrases in a poem once he had written them."
    "It had taken him nearly 10 years to finish!"
    "When Where the Sidewalk Ends came out, many thought the silly rhymes in it were like Dr. Seuss's."
    "He was also a folk singer and songwriter."
  • Q15
    Based on the text and the first illustration, what is an echo?
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    a fun game to play with friends
    another person answering a person who yells
    a person's own voice answering back
    an experiment using a garden hose

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