Standards ELA 3R1 The student demonstrates the ability to read orally with speed, accuracy and expression Elements The student… a.Applies letter-sound knowledge to decode unknown words quickly and accurately. b.Reads familiar text with expression c.Reads third-grade text at a target rate of 120 WPM d.Uses self-correction when subsequent reading indicates an earlier misreading within grade-level texts
Standards ELA3R2 The student acquires grade level words to communicate effectively. Elements The student… a.Reads literary and informational texts and incorporates new words into oral and written language. f. Determines the meaning of unknown words on the basis of context.
Standards ELA3R3 The student uses a variety of strategies to gain meaning from grade-level text Elements The student… a.Reads a variety of texts for information and pleasure. b.Makes predictions from text. h. Interprets information from illustrations, diagrams, charts and graphic organizers. m. Recalls explicit facts and infers implicit facts.
Dolphins can be __________ to jump out of the water and do tricks. A. patiently B. trained C. message D. litter.
Someone left a ___________ for you on my phone. A.wise B.eager C.patiently D.message
We listen to our uncle’s advice because he is very ________. A. litter B. message C. wise D trained
There is a $50 fine for throwing ________ out of a car window. A. litter B. eager C. patiently D. wise
Our family waited _______ for the movie to begin.. A. trained B. litter C. message D. patiently
The students were _______ for the ITBS to be over. A. litter B. eager C. wise D. trained
The setting of this story is A.In the past B.In the present C.In the future D.In fantasyland
What is the genre of this story?. A. informational fiction B. historical fiction C. realistic fiction D. science fiction
What are Jiro-San’s secrets about? A.Being old B.School C.His family D.Nature
Why does Taro like Jiro-San? A.Jiro-San teaches Taro things B.He is funny C.Taro enjoys sweeping the beach D.Taro likes riding in Jiro-San’s boat
What does “calf” mean in THIS story? A.A baby turtle B.A baby dolphin C.A baby swordfish D.A baby whale
Why are the turtles Jiro-San’s old friends? A.The turtles are old and wrinkled B.They are his pets C.The turtles are fun to play with D.Jiro- San has been watching the turtles for many years.
How do you know Jiro-San is patient? A.He rows out to see the turtles B.He sweeps the beach C.He waits for 4 nights on the beach. A.The fish are his friends
Where does the female turtle lay her eggs? A.Under rocks B.On top of the sand C.In a nest D.In a hole she digs for them
Why does Jiro-San sweep the beach? A.To collect shells and rocks B.To make sand dunes C.To make it clean and safe D.To make turtle holes
What happens FIRST when the “old friends” arrive? A.One comes to check for danger B.They dig holes C.They lay their eggs D.They wait for the people to leave
What is this author’s purpose for writing this story? A.To inform about turtle life. B.To entertain you. C.To persuade you to go to the beach and look for turtles. D.To give directions about cleaning a beach
Which adjective best fits Taro? ? A.Clever B.Shy C.Curious D.Weird
Why does one turtle come to the beach before all of the others? A.The beach is too noisy B.The beach is polluted C.She is a faster swimmer D.She wants to check the safety of the beach.
The author compared the swimming turtle to a __________. A.A huge floating rock B.An enormous cork bobbing in the water C.An island in the sea D.A small fishing boat
How are the turtles and Jiro-San alike? A.They are hard headed B.They are old and wise C.They like children D.They are good swimmers