3rd Grade The Question Session - RL.3.1 Worksheet & Printable

Read the following story and answer the question that follows.

There once was a deer who had spent all year growing beautiful antlers. Every time he passed a lake where he could see himself, he stopped to admire them. They were so large, so wide, so wonderful. In fact, they were the only part of his body that he really liked. He worried most about his legs, which were so thin, so delicate, so weak-looking.

One day, the startled deer found himself face to face with a hungry wolf, and he had to run for his life. His thin delicate legs carried him quickly through the forest. But when the brush got heavy, his large, wide antlers caught in the branches and the wolf got him.

What is the moral of this story?

A

A wolf will always win in the end.

B

There is no use for antlers.

C

We sometimes misplace value.

D

Skinny legs can run fast.

Standard: RL.3.2

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Key Ideas and Details

Description: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

What is the most poisonous creature on earth? Many people guess that the answer would be a snake, a jellyfish, a scorpion, or a spider. Actually, most scientists agree that the most venomous animal is a harmless-looking small golden frog. Called “terribilis,” the golden frog is so toxic that even touching it can be dangerous to humans. A single frog contains enough poison to kill 20,000 mice or ten people.

How many mice could be killed by the poison in one golden frog?

A

ten

B

20,000

C

2,000

D

200,000

Standard: RL.3.1

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Key Ideas and Details

Description: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

An astronomer used to go out every night to observe stars. He would often be seen with a telescope in one hand and a notebook in the other. One evening, while he wandered through the suburbs with his whole attention fixed on the sky, he accidentally fell into a deep uncovered well. He cried out loudly for help. As he waited there to be rescued, he lamented and bewailed his sores and bruises. His neighbor was passing by and happened to hear his wailing and lamenting. He quickly helped him out of the well. After he came to know how the accident happened, this is what he said to the astronomer. “Hark you old fellow, why in striving to pry into what is in heaven, do you not manage to see what is on earth?

What detail in the passage supports the idea that the astronomer was hurt badly?

A

He accidentally fell into a deep uncovered well.

B

As he waited there to be rescued, he lamented and bewailed his sores and bruises.

C

He cried out loudly for help.

D

He was not hurt at all.

Standard: RL.3.1

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Key Ideas and Details

Description: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

Everything in nature follows a pattern. Circles, lines, spirals, and angles are repeated to make a design or a pattern. Patterns in nature are not just pretty adornments. They do serve a purpose that has helped nature survive and flourish.

Have you ever taken a close look at a beehive? Well, not too close or you might get stung! The natural pattern in beehives is so perfect that it seems to be computer designed. The hives are made up of layers and layers of cells. Each cell has perfectly equal six sides or hexagons. Why would bees build six-sided cells, not circular or box shaped ones? That is because the bee is a genius at geometry and architecture! Six-sided cells use up every bit of space and allow bees to get maximum space for storing honey. Hexagons also use the least building material because all the six sides are common to other cells. The bees don’t waste space, material or effort. Aren’t they smart insects?

What sentence from the passage shows the shape of beehives?

A

Each cell has perfectly equal six sides or hexagons.

B

The natural pattern in beehives is so perfect that it seems to be computer designed.

C

The hives are made up of layers and layers of cells.

D

They do serve a purpose that has helped nature survive and flourish.

Standard: RI.3.1

Domain: Reading: Informational Text

Theme: Key Ideas and Details

Description: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

Camels are bumpy,
Their backs are all lumpy,
Giraffes are long- legged and meek:
Bears are so growly,
Hyenas are howly,
Dolphins are slippery and sleek.

Kangaroos have a pocket,
But no way to lock it,
Their babies can look out and peep,
But monkeys are funny
I wish I had money,
Enough to buy one and keep.


Anonymous.

Giraffe - long necks

Camels - humps
Kangaroos - ?

Choose the correct word to fill in place of the question mark.

A

tails

B

pouches

C

leaves

D

baby

Standard: RL.3.2

Domain: Reading: Literature

Theme: Key Ideas and Details

Description: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.


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