Grade 3 Reading Literature - Parts of a Piece of Writing
Scruffy the dog!

Grade 3 Reading Literature - Parts of a Piece of Writing

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Many texts or pieces of writing can be divided into different sections. Poems are divided into stanzas and books are divided into chapters. Dramas or plays are divided into acts. These sections build on each other. In this quiz, the students will read a poem and answer questions about how each stanza of the poem builds on different stanzas.

Poem - The Dog

We walked into the shelter for dogs
Barks came from all around
We stopped and looked in the cages
And at the ground

There were lots of different kinds
Each of a different breed
Ready to adopt
And ready to be freed

One dog caught my eye
He looked at me with love
I walked over to his cage
And read his tag above

“Scruffy is my name
And I like to play a lot”
That is all I needed to know
About my new friend that I got

I adopted little Scruffy
And play with him all the time
I know I made the right choice
For this friend to be all mine
1.
Read the poem - The Dog.
What is the narrator doing in the first stanza?
Visiting dogs at a zoo.
Helping take care of dogs.
Taking pictures of dogs.
Looking for a dog.
In the first stanza, the narrator is looking for a dog to adopt.
2.
Read the poem - The Dog.
What happens in the third stanza?
The narrator looks at all of the dogs.
The narrator reads about all of the dogs.
The narrator finds the dog she wants.
The dogs all bark.
In the third stanza, the narrator finds the dog she wants because it caught her eye.
3.
Read the poem - The Dog.
What do you learn about the dog in the fourth stanza?
His name and what he likes to do.
Where his name tag is on his cage.
How the dog looked at the narrator.
How loud the dog barked.
In the fourth stanza, you learn that the dog's name is Scruffy and he likes to play.
4.
Read the poem - The Dog.
How are the events in the poem arranged?
The most important events are written first.
The events are written in the order in which they happened in the story.
The most important events are written last.
The events are arranged as a main idea and details.
This poem reads as a story, so the events are arranged in which they happened.
5.
Read the poem - The Dog.
What do you learn about the narrator in the last stanza?
She got a cat.
She got Scruffy.
She has a large backyard for Scruffy.
Scruffy stayed at the shelter.
In the last stanza, you learn that the narrator adopted Scruffy.
6.
Read the poem - The Dog.
When does the reader know Scruffy was the dog for the narrator?
Second Stanza.
Third Stanza.
Fourth Stanza.
Fifth Stanza.
In the last stanza, the narrator confirms that he or she made the right choice by adopting Scruffy.
7.
Read the poem - The Dog.
Why are the first two stanzas included in the poem?
To show how big the shelter is.
To explain where the narrator is and what she wants to do.
To describe the dog the narrator wants.
To explain how the narrator decided to get a dog.
The first two stanzas provide support about the setting and the motive of the narrator.
8.
Read the poem - The Dog.
What does the shelter look like?
All the dogs look the same.
There are many types of dogs.
There are a few dogs to adopt.
There are more cats than dogs.
There are many different breeds of dogs which show that there are a lot of different dogs at this shelter.
9.
Read the poem - The Dog.
If the third stanza was the first stanza in the poem, what problem would the reader have?
The reader would not know the name of the dog.
The reader would not know which dog the narrator wants.
The read would not know what the dog likes to do.
The reader would not know that the narrator is at the dog shelter.
The third stanza describes the dog that the narrator chooses, but you only know that the narrator was at a dog shelter from the information in the first stanza.
10.
Read the poem - The Dog.
In which stanzas does the reader first learn that the narrator wants to adopt a dog?
First stanza and second stanza.
Second stanza and third stanza.
Third stanza and fourth stanza.
Fourth stanza and fifth stanza.
In the first and second stanza, the reader learns that the narrator wants to adopt a dog.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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