Grade 3 Reading Foundation - Prose and Poetry
Read the story and poem first and then answer the ten questions.

Grade 3 Reading Foundation - Prose and Poetry

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Reading poetry or prose should be read smoothly. Students should practice reading prose and poetry orally. This would help teachers understand if their students are reading with accuracy, the appropriate rate and with expression. Students can explain how they can pronounce words with accuracy as well as explain how to express a portion of the short story. In this quiz, students will read both a piece of prose and poetry and answer questions about how they would read it orally with expression and accuracy.

Story 1 - Two Brothers

Ben and Jeff are two brothers. Ben is a few years older than Jeff. Ben has invited some friends to camp out in his backyard. Ben and his friends are trying to earn a scout camping badge. His scout leader told the boys that they would have to camp out overnight without parents. They must learn to sleep out under the stars.

As Ben and his friends are setting up the tent, Jeff comes outside. “Do you need any help? I am good with a tent.”

“No, go away!” Ben and his friends tell Jeff. Jeff is upset. He quickly leaves to go back in the house. Before he gets to the door, Ben yells after him.

“Wait Jeff. Go get us some food and bring it to us now.” Jeff shakes his head and goes back into the kitchen. He gets the food for Ben, but he doesn’t like how he is being treated. He has an idea, but first he takes the food back to Ben.

After a few hours, Ben and his friends are in the tent. Ben’s parents have gone to bed and it is very dark outside.

“Did you hear something?” Ben’s friend asks. The three boys listen carefully. They start to get scared because they keep hearing a crunching sound. Their eyes get wide. All of a sudden, Jeff jumps into the tent. The three boys jump and scream in fear. Jeff laughs.

Poem 2 - Moon Landing Poem

In 1969, three astronauts went into space
They looked around but were out of place

Landing on the moon in Apollo 11
They were far away, it could have been heaven

The astronauts, Neil, Michael and Buzz
Landed on the moon to see what it does

This was the first moon landing of all
Because the U.S. made this call

Buzz stepped out with Neil before him
And they looked at the moon around them

Neil said, "That’s one small step for man."
He said this as they both would land

"One giant leap for mankind."
Then they returned to earth just fine
1.
Read story 1 - Two Brothers.
Why does Jeff go quickly back to the house after asking to help Ben and his friends?
Jeff goes to get some food.
Jeff goes to get the tent.
Ben is upset.
Jeff is upset.
Jeff is upset because Ben spoke in a mean way to him.
2.
Read story 1 - Two Brothers. Why does Jeff say the following line?
"I am good with a tent."
Because Jeff wants to help and be with his brother and friends.
Because Jeff's dad told him to help Ben and his friends.
Because Jeff had been taught how to set up a tent.
Because Jeff thought Ben would not set up the tent right.
Jeff is a younger brother, so he would want to help his older brother and his friends.
3.
Read Poem 2 - Moon Landing Poem.
Who stepped out onto the moon?
Neil, Michael and Buzz.
Neil and Michael.
Michael and Buzz.
Neil and Buzz.
Even though all three of them were in the spaceship, only two of them actually stepped foot onto the moon. That was Neil and Buzz.
4.
Read Poem 2 - Moon Landing Poem.
When should you pause or take a break when reading this poem?
Halfway through the poem.
After each two lines.
After each line.
After each four lines.
Typically, the reader should pause after each stanza which is two lines.
5.
Read story 1 - Two Brothers. How should you read the lines below?
"No, go away!" Ben and his friends tell Jeff.
In a mean way.
In a sad way.
In a nice way.
In a calm way.
Ben is probably tired of his younger brother, so he would probably say this in a mean way.
6.
Read Poem 2 - Moon Landing Poem. How should you read the lines below?
"One giant leap for mankind."
In a sad way.
In a proud way.
In a mean way.
In an angry way.
This is a proud event in history, so this line should be said in a proud way.
7.
Read Poem 2 - Moon Landing Poem.
What is the name of the spaceship?
Neil.
Buzz.
Michael.
Apollo 11.
Since the astronauts landed on the moon in Apollo 11, that is the name of the spaceship.
8.
Read story 1 - Two Brothers. How should you read the lines below?
"Did you hear something?" Ben's friend asks.
In an angry way.
In a mean way.
In a scared way.
In a happy way.
Ben and his friends are scared when they start hearing sounds at night.
9.
Read story 1 - Two Brothers.
What does the sound turn out to be?
Ben's friends.
A dog.
Jeff.
Ben.
Jeff sneaks up to Ben and his friends to scare them.
10.
Read story 1 - Two Brothers. How should you read the lines below?
“Do you need any help? I am good with a tent.”
In an angry way.
In a nice way.
In a sad way.
In a confused way.
Since Jeff is wanting to help Ben, the reader should say those lines in a nice way.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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