Impressionist painting of tree in field
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Grade 3 Reading Foundation - Purpose and Understanding

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When a student reads a selection of text, they should know the purpose for reading that selection. Providing a purpose for reading a text will allow the students to understand what they are reading. The purpose of a text and understanding it go hand in hand. Teachers may provide essential questions before having the students read a selection of text. In this quiz, the students will read a selection of text with a purpose and then answer questions about it.

Story - Mary at the Museum

Mary and her class are taking a field trip to an art museum. The class files off the bus in a straight line while their teacher talks to the students about the rules of the museum. Everyone listens. Mary loves art. She hopes to see their main exhibit. It is about impressionism which is an art movement during the 1800s. Mary wants to see works from her favorite artists including Claude Monet and Pierre Renoir. She likes how the impressionist painters painted art that looked like it could be a photo. She likes the use of color in it.

Mary and her friends walk into the museum. They see an exhibit near the front of the museum. There is a long red rope placed around the exhibit. Mary knows that they are supposed to stay behind the ropes. As Mary and her friends quickly walk up to the sculptures, Mary trips on a rug and falls into the ropes. The metal stands with the ropes on them clang together. Several people turn around and stare at her. Mary’s face is red. She stands up and sets the ropes back up. Mary’s teacher gives her a harsh look.

After the accident, the girls looks at the sculptures. These sculptures are from hundreds of years ago. They came from Egypt. After reading about the sculptures, Mary learns that Egyptian sculptures were made to represent life after death. She sees that one of the sculptures is made out of wood. It seems that only a few wooden sculptures from Egypt still exist today.

The girls continue to look through the art museum for another few hours. Everyone loves the field trip. Mary and her friends get back on the bus and go home.
1.
Read the story above - Mary at the Museum with the purpose of learning about impressionism.
What is impressionism?
An art movement.
A painter.
A sculpture.
An art museum.
Impressionism was an art movement during the 1800s.
2.
Read the story above - Mary at the Museum with the purpose of learning about impressionism.
Which is an artist from the impressionist period?
Andy Warhol.
Leonardo DaVinci.
Claude Monet.
Pete Smith.
Claude Monet and Pierre Renoir are two artists from the impressionist period.
3.
Read the story above - Mary at the Museum with the purpose of learning about impressionism.
What did impressionist paintings look like?
A mess.
A photo.
Like a child painted it.
Straight lines.
Impressionist paintings looked like photographs due to the way the background and characters were painted.
4.
Read the story above - Mary at the Museum with the purpose of learning about impressionism.
What is included in impressionist paintings?
Only black and white.
Only squares and triangles.
Only gray.
Colors.
Impressionist painters used lots of colors.
5.
Read the story above - Mary at the Museum with the purpose of reading about how Mary had a problem at the museum.
What happened to Mary at the museum?
She broke a sculpture.
She talked too loudly.
She tripped and fell.
She hurt herself.
Mary tripped and fell. She accidentally caused the ropes around the sculptures to fall.
6.
Read the story above - Mary at the Museum with the purpose of reading about how Mary had a problem at the museum.
How did Mary feel after her accident?
Mad.
Happy.
Uncomfortable.
Fine.
Mary was embarrassed and uncomfortable after she caused a small accident.
7.
Read the story above - Mary at the Museum with the purpose of reading about how Mary had a problem at the museum.
What does Mary's teacher do after the accident?
The teacher tells Mary to go sit on the bus.
The teacher yells at Mary.
The teacher makes Mary tell the museum staff she is sorry.
The teacher looks harshly at Mary.
When the ropes make a loud sound, Mary's teacher looks harshly at her.
8.
Read the story above - Mary at the Museum with the purpose of learning about Egyptian sculptures.
What did some Egyptian sculptures represent?
Love and hate.
Life after death.
Evil in the world.
Gods and goddesses.
Many sculptures from Egypt symbolized life after death.
9.
Read the story above - Mary at the Museum with the purpose of learning about Egyptian sculptures.
When were the sculptures from Egypt made?
A few years ago.
Hundreds of years ago.
Today.
About ten years ago.
These sculptures were created hundreds of years ago in Egypt.
10.
Read the story above - Mary at the Museum with the purpose of learning about Egyptian sculptures.
Why is only one sculpture made out of wood in the art museum?
Only a few wooden sculptures exist today.
People in Egypt did not make many wooden sculptures.
There were not many trees in Egypt to make the wooden sculptures.
Many of the wooden sculptures were smashed by the people in Egypt.
Many of the wooden sculptures did not survive so many years.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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