Grade 3 Speaking / Listening - Reporting a Topic
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Grade 3 Speaking / Listening - Reporting a Topic

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Third graders may have discussions and conversations with friends, but they also need to practice reporting a topic or text aloud. They may want to recount an experience or tell a story to the class. With practice, students will learn to include important facts and details. Speaking in a clear voice and at an appropriate pace will help improve their speaking skills. In this quiz, the students will answer questions about reporting a topic, telling a story or recounting an experience.

1.
Read the example below.

The heart is an organ in the body. It pumps the blood. The blood then moves throughout the body.

How should this be changed to make it more descriptive about the heart?
The heart is an organ in the body. It pumps the blood. The blood then moves throughout the body. Air is taken into the lungs and then let go.
The heart is an organ in the body. It pumps the blood very very fast. The blood then moves throughout the body very very fast.
The heart is an organ in the body that is about the size of your fist. It pumps the red blood at a fast pace. The blood then moves through veins and arteries throughout the body.
The heart is an organ in the body. It pumps the blood. The blood then moves throughout the body. The brain is an organ in the body that helps you learn and remember things.
More describing words are added to the sentences.
2.
What should you include if you are reporting a topic?
Descriptions of the characters.
Explanation of the events that happened to you.
Detailed facts and information.
Detailed reasons for your opinion.
Reporting a topic would include facts.
3.
You write a report that is two paragraphs long. How long should it take you to present the report aloud?
Ten seconds.
30 minutes.
One minute.
One hour.
Since the report is only two paragraphs, it should take about one minute to read the report aloud.
4.
How long should it take to tell a story from memory?
A few minutes.
Five seconds.
Half an hour.
One hour.
Depending on the length of the story, most stories can be told in a few minutes. Otherwise, the pace would be too fast or too slow.
5.
What should you include if you are telling a story?
Descriptions of the characters.
Explanation of the events that happened to you.
Detailed facts and information.
Detailed reasons for your opinion.
When telling a story, the student should be describing the characters and what they did.
6.
Read the example below.

Once upon a time, there was a girl. She was a princess. She had lots of money. She was beautiful.

What is missing from this story?
The king should be a character in this story.
The girl's looks and how she acts should be described.
The beginning of the story should be reworded.
The author should explain exactly how much money the girl has.
The best answer is to add details to the description of the character.
7.
Read the example below.

Last year, my mom bought a lottery ticket. She scratched the card. She won lots of money.

What is missing from this experience that was recounted?
The main idea.
Opinion and reasons.
Facts and data.
Explanation of details that happened.
The student should have included more events and details.
8.
Read the example below.

People wear different clothes depending on the climate. People in hot climates wear shorts and shirts. People in cold climates wear sweaters and coats. This will protect them from the snow.

What is missing from the report of this topic?
Examples.
Descriptions.
Characters.
Reasons.
The student should include descriptive words in their report.
9.
What should you include if you are recounting an experience?
Descriptions of the characters.
Explanation of the events that happened to you.
Detailed facts and information.
Detailed reasons for your opinion.
The events in the order in which they happened should be explained in detail.
10.
How should you speak when giving a report or telling a story?
Clearly.
Quickly.
Loudly.
Softly.
Students should not speak too loudly or softly, but in a clear voice.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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