Common Core: 3rd Grade English Language Arts : Use Knowledge of Language When Writing, Speaking, Reading, or Listening: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.3

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Example Question #1 : Choose Words And Phrases For Effect: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.3.A

Select the sentence that best describes the sounds of a train.

Possible Answers:

The train came into the station. 

The train moved along the tracks with ease. 

As the train screeched to a stop at the station, its horn whistled. 

The train chugged along the tracks. 

Correct answer:

As the train screeched to a stop at the station, its horn whistled. 

Explanation:

We are looking for a sentence that describes the sounds a train makes. 

Based on our answer choices, "As the train screeched to a stop at the station, its horn whistled." is the only sentence that uses words to describe the sounds of a train. The words "screeched" and "whistled" are words that describes sounds. 

Example Question #2 : Choose Words And Phrases For Effect: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.3.A

After a fight with her sister, Anna slammed the door shut.  She slammed the door due to what?

Possible Answers:

Confusion

Happiness

Anger

Excitement

Correct answer:

Anger

Explanation:

A fight can be very upsetting.  Slamming the door shows the emotion of anger, which is the most negative emotion listed.

 

Example Question #3 : Choose Words And Phrases For Effect: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.3.A

To celebrate her birthday, Susan skipped around the room.  She skipped around the room because she was what?

Possible Answers:

Tired

Disappointed

Happy

Worried

Correct answer:

Happy

Explanation:

Birthdays are generally thought of as a fun and positive event.  Happy is the only positive emotion listed.

 

Example Question #4 : Choose Words And Phrases For Effect: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.3.A

Billy didn’t get his way, so he slammed his fist on the table.  Billy slammed his fist on the table because he was what?

Possible Answers:

Hungry

Sleepy

Overjoyed

Angry

Correct answer:

Angry

Explanation:

Slamming your fist on the table is a very negative emotion.  Angry is the right answer because that is also a negative emotion.

 

Example Question #5 : Choose Words And Phrases For Effect: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.3.A

Aidan got an answer correct on a test, so he threw his arms up in the air.  Aidan threw his arms up in the air because he was what?

Possible Answers:

Shy

Cold

Sick

Proud

Correct answer:

Proud

Explanation:

Getting an answer right is a joyful occasion.  In this case, proud is the closest word to reflect that emotion.

 

Example Question #6 : Choose Words And Phrases For Effect: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.3.A

Landon could not remember when his brother’s birthday was, so he hung his head.  Landon hung his head because he was what?

Possible Answers:

Short

Strong

Disappointed

Ready

Correct answer:

Disappointed

Explanation:

Forgetting something can be frustrating, which is similar to being disappointed.

 

Example Question #7 : Choose Words And Phrases For Effect: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.3.A

Joshua’s mom scolded him when he broke the rules, so Joshua slowly walked to his room with his head down.  Joshua slowly walked to his room with his head down because he was what?

Possible Answers:

Young

Energized

Excited

Sad

Correct answer:

Sad

Explanation:

Being scolded by your mom is a tough and negative experience.  This type of experience is most likely to lead to a negative emotion like being sad.

 

Example Question #8 : Choose Words And Phrases For Effect: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.3.A

Riley started a new school year at a new school with no friends.  The entire drive to school her hands were shaking.  Riley’s hands were shaking because she was what?

Possible Answers:

Jealous

Sleepy

Nervous

Hungry

Correct answer:

Nervous

Explanation:

Going to a new place without knowing anyone can be scary.  Nervous is the closest emotion to reflect this scary feeling.

 

Example Question #9 : Choose Words And Phrases For Effect: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.3.A

Will’s birthday party was the next morning.  The night before, Bill tossed and turned all night.  Will tossed and turned because he was what?

Possible Answers:

Restless

Shy

Sick

Curious

Correct answer:

Restless

Explanation:

Having a birthday coming up can lead to a lot of anticipation and cause someone to not sleep or rest the night before.  That would make them restless.

 

Example Question #10 : Choose Words And Phrases For Effect: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.3.A

Sarah patted her friend Brooke on the back after Brooke’s pet fish died.  Sarah patted Brooke on the back to show what?

Possible Answers:

Disappointment

Anger

Compassion

Generosity

Correct answer:

Compassion

Explanation:

Patting someone on the back is very much a “there there” type of gesture.  This type of gesture is one that shows compassion.

 

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