MAP 3rd Grade Reading : Informational Texts: Craft and Structure

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Example Question #1 : Informational Texts: Craft And Structure

“Honest Abe” 

Abraham Lincoln is not just the face on the penny. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and he was known as “Honest Abe." This nickname started when he was a young boy working in a store. If he gave someone the wrong change back, then he would follow them home and give them their left over money. “Honest Abe” is remembered as an honest boy and a great president. 

Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809 in a one-room home in Kentucky, and then later moved to Indiana and later Illinois. He grew up very poor and after his mother passed away, his older sister took care of him. Abraham Lincoln did not have an easy time growing up, but he was very smart. Most of what he knew he learned on his own by reading books, he was self-taught.

Lincoln became president in 1861. Lincoln wanted to end the use of slavery in the United States, which upset many people. Because of this, some states did not want to be apart of the United States and tried to have their own laws and rules. A war started and lasted for 4 years. This became known as the Civil War. After it ended, all of the states of the United States stayed together, and President Lincoln said that all slaves needed to be set free. 

Abraham Lincoln’s life was too short. He died at age 56, but he will always be remembered. 

What was the first thing we learned about Lincoln from the passage? 

Possible Answers:

Lincoln was born in Kentucky

Lincoln was the 16th president

Lincoln died at age 56

Lincoln is on the penny

Correct answer:

Lincoln is on the penny

Explanation:

Because we are looking for the first thing that we learned, we want to start at the beginning of the passage. The first thing that we learn is that Abraham Lincoln is on the penny. 

"Abraham Lincoln is not just the face on the penny. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and he was known as “Honest Abe." This nickname started when he was a young boy working in a store. If he gave someone the wrong change back, then he would follow them home and give them their left over money. “Honest Abe” is remembered as an honest boy and a great president. "

We are told that he's "not just the face on the penny" which means that he is on the penny, but was also many other things. He was the 16th president, he was born in Kentucky, and he died at age 56. But the first thing we learn is that he was on the penny. 

Example Question #2 : Informational Texts: Craft And Structure

“Honest Abe” 

Abraham Lincoln is not just the face on the penny. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and he was known as “Honest Abe." This nickname started when he was a young boy working in a store. If he gave someone the wrong change back, then he would follow them home and give them their left over money. “Honest Abe” is remembered as an honest boy and a great president. 

Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809 in a one-room home in Kentucky, and then later moved to Indiana and later Illinois. He grew up very poor and after his mother passed away, his older sister took care of him. Abraham Lincoln did not have an easy time growing up, but he was very smart. Most of what he knew he learned on his own by reading books, he was self-taught.

Lincoln became president in 1861. Lincoln wanted to end the use of slavery in the United States, which upset many people. Because of this, some states did not want to be apart of the United States and tried to have their own laws and rules. A war started and lasted for 4 years. This became known as the Civil War. After it ended, all of the states of the United States stayed together, and President Lincoln said that all slaves needed to be set free. 

Abraham Lincoln’s life was too short. He died at age 56, but he will always be remembered. 

 

What is the last detail about Lincoln that we learn from the passage?

Possible Answers:

Lincoln was the 16th president 

Lincoln died at age 56

Lincoln became president in 1861

Lincoln was born in 1809

Correct answer:

Lincoln died at age 56

Explanation:

Because we are looking for the last detail, we want to look near the end of the passage.

"Abraham Lincoln’s life was too short. He died at age 56, but he will always be remembered."

Lincoln did become president in 1861, was born in 1809, and was the 16th president, but we learn about those things before we learn that he died at age 56. 

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