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ELARGrade3Unit05:DiscoveringConnections20122013

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[OriginalPassage] TheGardenofGoldenCarrots 1)Maryhadlivedinalittlecottagewithhercat,Tom,forsome years.Inhertinyyard,shegrewsweet,colorfulcarrots.Day afterdayshetookhercarrotstothetownsquaretosell.Sheand Tomwereveryhappytoliveinthequaintcottageandsharetheir carrotswiththerestofthevillage! 2)Thenonedrysummer,manycropswitheredanddied.People didnothaveenoughfoodtoeat.Luckily,afewcarrotshadgrown inMary'syard."IhaveeverythingIneed,"shesaid."Ihavemy cat,mycottage,andmycarrots." 3)OneafternoonMarystrolledpastasmallshopinthetown.As sheapproachedthelittleshop,sheheardalittleboysobbing. "Please,sir,mayIhavejustacrustofbread?Ihavenoteatenfor manydays,"hechokedashepleadedwiththeshopkeeper. 4)Marynoticedthattheshopkeeperwascountingthemoneyfrom alltheshoppers.Thismanhassomuchmoney.Whynotsharea smallsliceofbread?Marythoughtasshestoodbesidethelittle boy. 5)"Youhavenomoney,"yelledthemiserlyshopkeeper."Come backwhenyouhavesomethingtogivemeinreturn.Theman returnedtostaringatthelargestackofcoinswithnomore thoughtsoftheboy. 6)AsMarywalkedintotheshopshemotionedtotheboy."Come withme,littleone.Iwillmakesoupforyouandyourfamily. 7)"Hecannotpay!"saidtheangryshopkeeperasheshookhis

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fingerattheboy. 8)"Idonotneedmoney,"statedMary."AllthatIneedisburied behindmyhouse." 9)"What?"askedtheshopkeeperinasurprisedtoneofvoice."In thatcase,Iwouldlovetosharemyfoodwithyou.Letmebringit toyourightaway!hesaid. 10)"IhaveallthatIneed,"saidMary."Iwillgiveittoyouforall thefoodinyourshop."Theshopkeeperagreedandcheerfullytook thefoodtoMary'scottage. 11)"Now,"hesaid,rubbinghishandstogether,"whereismy gold?"Marypushedthroughthegatetoheryardandpulledupthe lastthreecarrots.Sheproudlyhandedthemtotheshopkeeper. "What?"heshouted."Yousaidyouhadgold!" 12)"IsaidIhaveallthatIneed,"laughedMary,"tomakesoup, carrotsoup."Theshopkeeperwassoangry,hestormedoutofthe cottage,andforgottotakehisfoodwithhim. 13)Whenhedidnotreturnforit,Maryinvitedallofthepeoplein thetowntohercottagetosharethefood.Theyallhadafine feast! 14)Thatnight,aftereveryonehadreturnedtothevillage,shesat thinking."Mycat,mycottage,andmycarrots,"shesmiled."They areeverythingIneed." 15)Thenextsummer,afteralongseasonofrain,thecropswere plentiful,again.InhonorofMary'shelpfulnesstheyearbefore, thepeopleofthetownheldabigfeast.

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1 HowdidMarymisleadtheshopkeeperintobelievingthatshehad gold? A B C Marytalkedabouthavinggoldathercottage. Marymentionedthatshehadeverythingsheneededburiedin heryard. Maryaskedtheshopkeepertocometoherhomewithfood.

D Marysoldhercarrotsinthetownsquare.

2 Whichofthefollowingisanantonymforthewordwitheredin Paragraph2? F died

G grew H faded J wilted

3 Whatisthemeaningofthewordstormedasitisusedin Paragraph12? A B C moved rained rushed

D slipped

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4 FromreadingParagraph12,whatcanthereaderconcludeabout theshopkeeper? F Heisaforgetfulmanbecauseheleaveshisfood.

G Hedoesnotlikebeingtrickedbyalittlelady. H Heisunhappywhenhedoesnotgetsomecarrotsoup. J HewishesthathecouldbefriendswiththeMaryandtheboy.

5 WhatisthemeaningofthewordplentifulinParagraph15? A B C hardtofind small inlargesupply

D verypleasing

6 Eventhoughtheshopkeeperwasangry,heagreestodeliverfood toMary'scottagebecause F hethinksthatMaryhasvaluablesburiedinhergarden

G theshopkeeperunderstandsthatthewholetownisgoing hungry H Maryhelpstheshopkeeperunderstandtheneedsofthelittle boy. J heisafraidthatthetownwillstopshoppinginhisstore

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7 WhichofthefollowingistheBESTsummaryforTheGardenof GoldenCarrots? A Maryandhercatlivedinalittlecottageandgrewcarrotsin thegarden.Marysoldthecarrotstothetown,butone summertherewasnoraintogrowtheplants.Manyofthe peopleweregettinghungry. Marylivedwithhercatandgrewcarrotsintheyardofher cottage.Shesoldthemtothetown,untiltheyearofnorain. Whenashopkeeperwouldnotgivefoodtoaboy,Mary trickedtheshopkeeperintogivingfoodbecausehethought shehadgoldinheryard.Shesharedthisfoodwiththetown andbecametheirhero. Maryheardalittleboycryingforfood.Theshopkeeperwould notgivehimany,soMarytrickedtheshopkeeperintogiving herfood.Theshopkeeperagreedtogivefoodbecausehe thoughtthatMaryhadgoldinherbackyard.Hebecamevery angrywhenhefoundoutitwascarrotsandnotgoldburiedin theyard.

D Marywastryingtohelpalittleboygetfood.Sheaskeda shopkeeperforsomefood.Thismangrewangryuntilhe heardMarysaythatshehadsomethingburiedinherback yard.Hethoughtshehadgoldinherbackyardandbecame angrierwhenhefoundoutMarygrewcarrots.

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8 FromreadingParagraph15,thereadercanpredictthatMaryand thetownwillcontinueto F workwiththeshopkeepertoprovidefood

G allowtheshopkeepertomakedecisionsaboutfood H sharefoodwitheveryonewhoneedsfoodinthetown J talkaboutgrowingmanyotherfoodsinthevillage

9 WhichofthefollowingBESTstatesthethemeofTheGardenof GoldenCarrots? A B C Peoplehelpeachotherintimesofneed. Maryandhercathelpedalittleboywhowashungry. AshopkeeperwasverymadatMaryabouttrickinghimabout carrots.

D Peoplewantgoldmorethanfood.

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[OriginalPassage] DroughtinTexas 1)Mary,Mary,howdoesyourgardengrow?Thehottemperatures inaTexassummercanmeannotenoughwater.Thisisaserious concern.Peopleworryabouttheirgardensandtrees.Theyalso knowthattheproblemisworsethanjusttheirownyards.Drought cancauseevenbiggerproblems. 2)Duringaseriousdroughtthereisn'tenoughwater.Itcancause riverstobecomesmallstreams.Manylakesandpondsmay disappear.Withoutwater,animalsmaybecomeweak.Somemay evendie.Ranchersmayhavetospendhoursadayhandcarrying watertotheircattle. 3)Droughtcausesraccoons,squirrels,andotherwildanimalsto getthirsty,too.Eventhebugsinourgardenshavetosearchfor water.Thinkaboutthefoodchain.Bugshavelittlefood.Theplants theyeatmaydiefromalackofwater.Animalsthateatbugswont haveasmuchtoeat.Thislackofwatermovesfromthesmallest plantthroughinsects,animalsandtous.Rememberthatweneed bothplantsandanimalstosurvive.

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4)Thesummerof2011wasthehottestanddriestsummerinthe historyofTexasweather.Hotanddrysummersarehardon gardens.Gardenerswanttohavebeautiful,healthygardens.They shouldplanthardyplantsthataredroughttolerantiftheydon't wanttheirplantstodiewhenitisdryandhot. 5)Onesuchplantiscalledatrumpetvine.Itisveryfastgrowing. Thevinehasbeautifulflowersthatattracthummingbirds.The waterwithintheleavesandstemprovidesmoistureformany insects,too.Hereisoneplantthatissupportingthefoodchain. 6)Gardenerscanalsoplantdroughttolerantvegetables.Some vegetablesdontneedasmuchwaterasothers.Corn,spinach,and tomatoesdontneedasmuchwater.Youcanbuya droughttolerantseedmix.Thistypeofseedneedslesswaterto growandproducevegetables. 7)Theseideaswillhelpsaveourwaterresources.Followingsome ofthesuggestionswillalsohelpprotectanimalsandpeople.We willhaveenoughfoodandwaterforallinthefoodchain. 8)Mary,Mary,yourgardenisnowdroughttolerant.

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10 WhatwordsinParagraph1helpthereaderdeterminethe meaningoftheworddrought? F hottemperatures

G summer H notenoughwater J allofthese

11 tolerant[tlrnt] adj. 1.caringaboutthebeliefsofothers 2.patient 3.abletosurvive 4.kindandforgiving Whichdefinitionabovematchesthewaythewordtolerantis usedinParagraphs4,6,and8? A B C Definition1 Definition2 Definition3

D Definition4

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12 WhatdoTheGoldenCarrotsandDroughtinTexashavein common? F Theybothexplainhowtoplantvegetablesinagarden.

G Theybothtellhowlackoffoodcancauseproblemsfor people. H Theybothtellalltheproblemsofgrowingvegetables. J Theybothexplainhowtopreventashortageofrain showers.

13 Whatistheauthor'spurposeforwritingDroughtinTexas? A B C toexplainhowbugsfitintothefoodchain tosharetheconcernsoffarmers toinformthereaderabouthowdroughtaffectsTexas

D toexplainwhyriversandlakesdryup

14 AccordingtoDroughtinTexas,allofthefollowingstatements aretrueEXCEPT F wildanimalsmaygetthirstyinadrought

G atrumpetvinewillmakegardensgrow H hotanddrysummerscancausedrought J riversandlakesdryupduringadrought

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15 Whichoftheseisaninferencethereadercanmakefrom Paragraph5? A B C Ifthereweremoreplantslikethetrumpetvine,theeffectsof adroughtwouldn'tbeasbad. Weneedtocutdowntrumpetvinesbecausetheyattract hummingbirdsthatdrinkalltheirwater. Insectsdon'tneedplantsorwater.

D Trumpetvinesareresponsibleforkillinginsectsintimesof drought.

16 HowdoesthismapofTexassupportthemessageofthe passage,DroughtinTexas? F Itshowsthereisonlyoneareaunderextremedrought.

G Itshowsthatthewholestateisundersomelevelofdrought. H ItshowsTexasistheonlystateintheUnitedStatesunder droughtconditions. J Itdoesnotcontributetothemessageofthepassage.

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Mrs.James'Yard 1)Mrs.James,ourthirdgradeteacher,broughtpicturesof_____ yardduringthedroughtof2011.2)Thegrasswasbrownandthe flouerswerealldriedup.3)Theonlyplantthatlookedhealthy wastheivy,butitwasintheshadeofthe____________tree. 4)Iwouldn'twantthattobemyyard! 17 WhichofthefollowingwordscompletesSentence1inMrs. James'Yard? A B C her hers his

D its

18 Whatchange,ifany,shouldbemadeinSentence2? F changebrowntobroun

G changeflouerstoflours H changeflouerstoflowers J Makenochange.

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19 WhichofthefollowingwordscompletesSentence3? A B C neighbors niegbor's neighbor's

D neighbours

20 Whatchange,ifany,shouldbemadetoSentence4? F Changewouldn'ttowoodn't.

G Changewouldn'ttowouldnt. H Removetheexclamationmarkattheendofthesentence. J Makenochange.

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Test Key ELAR Grade 3 Unit 05: Discovering Connections 2012-2013


## 1 2 3 4 5 6 Item # 031153053D E0312612CS 031153059D E0312266CS 031153057D 031153069D Correct Answer B G C G C F Primary SE 3.2(B) [S] 3.4(C) [S] 3.4(B) [R] 3.8(B) [R] 3.4(A) [R] 3.RC(D) [R&S] 3.RC(E) [R&S] 3.2(A) 3.5(A) [S] 3.4(B) [R] 3.4(B) [R] 3.RC(F) 3.12(A) [R] 3.13(C) [R] 3.13(B) [R] 3.16(B) 3.22(Avi) 3.24(C) 3.23(Ci) 3.23(Ci) Secondary SE None None None None None None Obj/Cat STAAR: R2 STAAR: R1 STAAR: R1 STAAR: R2 STAAR: R1 STAAR: R2

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031153071D 031153081D 031153073D E03021796CS E03021795CS E03021804CS E03021955CS E03021957CS E03022165CS E03022179CS LOC22167 LOC22168 LOC22169 LOC22170

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None None None None None None 3.RC(A) None None None None 3.17(D) 3.17(D) None

STAAR: R2 None STAAR: R2 STAAR: R1 STAAR: R1 None STAAR: R3 STAAR: R3 STAAR: R3 STAAR: R3 None None None None

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