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3rd Grade ELAR STAAR Review

LET'S PLAY

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INTRODUCTION

Mario reminds you to read each passage carefully and think about your answers. The princess is counting on you!

IMPORTANT

HOW TO PLAY

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LEVEL ONE

Kevin trips while his friends are packing up their instruments after band practice. A music stand falls over and makes a loud sound.

Kevin and his friends put away their instruments after band practice. Jimmy notices that Kevin's trumpet has many dents.

FIRST QUESTION

After band practice, while Kevin's friends pack their instruments, Kevin accidentally dents his trumpet when he trips over a musci stand.

When Kevin's friends put their insturments away, Kevin falls before he is able to pack up his trumpet.

What is the best paraphrase of paragraph 1?

Grandpa is an understanding person.

Grandpa enjoys telling stories.

Grandpa wants Kevin to be more careful.

Grandpa knows how it feels to be embarrassed.

SECOND QUESTION

In paragraphs 26 through 28, what key idea does the reader learn about Grandpa when he hears about the new dent in the trumpet?

It shows that people should be truthful about their mistakes.

It shows that spending time with family members is valuable.

It shows that kids should be careful when they borrow things.

It shows that sharing ideas With Others is easy to do.

THIRD QUESTION

Read this sentence from paragraph 26. "The important thing is that you told me. " HOW does this sentence support the theme Of the story?

Kevin's friends do not understand why Kevin feels upset. C

Kevin's friends do not take good care of their own instruments.

Kevin's friends do not try to make Kevin feel better.

Kevin's friends do not know each other very well.

FOURTH QUESTION

What can the reader infer about Kevin's friends from paragraphs 4 through 10?

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LEVEL TWO

When Saturday finally arrived, Kevin still hadn't figured out what he was going to do. (paragraph 18)

Maybe he could pretend he felt sick. (paragraph 14)

Maybe he could get his baby brother, Jace, to take al/ Of Grandpa's attention. (paragraph 16)

Nah, he didn't like lying. (paragraph 15)

Which sentence from the story shows that Kevin thinks being honest is important?

FIRST QUESTION

To show that Grandpa wants Kevin to explain each mark on the trumpet to his friends

To show that Grandpa likes to read stories about trumpets

To show that Grandpa thinks Kevin needs a new trumpet

To show that Grandpa thinks playing the trumpet matters more than how it looks

Read this sentence from paragraph 30. "Every ding, dent, and scratch can tell a tale, " he said. What is the most likely reason the author includes this imagery?

SECOND QUESTION

Surprised

upset

Sorry

Calm

Based on events that take place at the end of the story, how will Kevin most likely feel the next time his trumpet is dented?

THIRD QUESTION

Grandpa worries about Kevin's safety.

Grandpa doubts that Kevin will be a great trumpet player.

Grandpa is proud of Kevin's honesty.C

Grandpa encourages Kevin by showing him how to play the trumpet.

What do Grandpa's words and actions in paragraphs 26 through 31 show about his relationship with Kevin?

FOURTH QUESTION

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LEVEL THREE

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Use Fridge Art to answer the following questions.

FINAL LEVEL

Moves

Turns

Joins

Forms

FIRST QUESTION

What is the meaning of takes shape in line 54?

The stanzas all name rooms in the family's house.

The stanzas all tell the speaker's feelings.

The stanzas all explain what the speaker wants.

The stanzas all describe family members' items.

How are the stanzas of the poem in lines 9 through 28 alike?

SECOND QUESTION

How the seedlings sat quiet, (line 41)

keeping hidden from sight (line 42)

fed it water and love, (line 39)

gave it comfort—and time. (line 40)

Which line best expresses a theme about going at your own speed?

THIRD QUESTION

I see my brother's art poster (line 9)

But where is my name? (line 5)

a bright gold star on top (line 11)

Did I hide behind milk (line 7)

Which line shows that the speaker is upset about not having something hanging on the fridge?

FOURTH QUESTION

Third person, narrated by Mom

Third person, narrated by an outside observer

First person, narrated by the speaker C

First person, narrated by the sister

Which point of view does the poet use in the poem?

FIFTH QUESTION

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