Grade 3 Reading Literature - Recounting Stories
Read the story about stars first before answering the questions.

Grade 3 Reading Literature - Recounting Stories

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Besides creating new stories, it is also important to recount stories. These stories would be the stories that have already been told by other people. These could be fables, folktales, myths or other stories. Many times, folktales and myths are told through a storyteller. In this quiz, the students will read a story and recount the story by answering questions.

A Cherokee Myth about Stars

What are stars? Many people have an idea of what stars are made of. Both children and adults may say they could be lights, people or creatures covered in lights.

A group of hunters were camping in the mountains. One night they saw two lights moving high upon the mountain ledge. They stared at the two lights. Then the lights moved over to the other side of the mountain. They were out of sight. Every night the hunters would watch the two lights. After a few nights, the hunters decided to find out what the two lights were. The next morning the hunters walked over the mountain ledge to the other side. They found the two lights, but they were two unusual creatures. They had round bodies, and their bodies were covered with fur. When the wind blew, the bright sparks of light flew out from the fur.

The group of hunters decided to take these creatures home. After a few days, the hunters realized that the creatures would glow bright at night. However, they became balls of gray fur during the day. Only during the wind, the creatures would glow. The creatures never said a word and they did not leave. Then after seven days, the creatures rose up quickly glowing and moved up into the night sky. The hunters watched and realized that they were stars.

1.
Read the story above - A Cherokee Myth about Stars.
Why did the hunters let the creatures go instead of keeping them for a longer time?
They realized they were stars.
The police told them not to keep them.
They were forced to let them go.
They felt bad keeping them.
When the creatures started to glow at night, the hunters realized they were stars.
2.
Read the story above - A Cherokee Myth about Stars.
What did the lights turn out to be?
Flashlights.
Lamps.
Two creatures.
Four moons.
The lights turned out to be two creatures that were covered with fur.
3.
Read the story above - A Cherokee Myth about Stars
What happened when the wind blew?
The group of hunters went camping.
Bright lights came out of the fur.
The creatures would move up to the night sky.
The creatures would move out of sight.
When the wind would blow, the first thing that would happen is that the bright light would fly out of the creatures' fur.
4.
Read the story above - A Cherokee Myth about Stars.
When did the creatures leave the hunters' homes from when they first came to the hunters' homes?
After three days.
After seven days.
The next morning.
That night.
The creatures left the hunters' homes after seven days.
5.
Read the story above - A Cherokee Myth about Stars.
What do the hunters do with the creatures after they see them?
They help them move up to the night sky.
They watch them carefully for weeks.
They help them climb the mountain.
They take them home.
Right after the hunters see the creatures, they take them home.
6.
Read the story above - A Cherokee Myth about Stars.
What did the creatures look like during the day?
Round bodies.
Bright lights.
Balls of gray fur.
Stars.
The look of the creatures changed during the day by the creatures turning into gray balls of fur.
7.
Read the story above - A Cherokee Myth about Stars.
What is the central message in the story?
Animals in the woods.
How many stars are in the sky.
What the stars are like.
The things hunters find in the woods.
The central message of the story is what the stars are like.
8.
Read the story above - A Cherokee Myth about Stars.
Which detail lets the reader know that these creatures were stars?
When they glow and move up to the night sky.
When they are moving along the mountain ledge.
During the day.
When the hunters saw the creatures' round bodies.
When the creatures glow brightly, the reader should know they are stars.
9.
Read the story above - A Cherokee Myth about Stars
Where did the hunters first see the lights?
On a mountain ledge.
In the night sky.
At their house.
At their campsite.
The hunters first saw the two lights moving high upon the mountain ledge.
10.
Read the story above - A Cherokee Myth about Stars.
When the creatures moved up into the night sky, how did the hunters react?
They asked the creatures to stay.
They forced the creatures to stay.
They watched the creatures go.
They begged the creatures to stay.
When the creatures moved up into the night sky, the hunters watched them.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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