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									                   Grade 5 Constructed Response Questions

                                       2011-2012




Written Response to Reading Rubric – Grades 2-5
     Points                                        Descriptors
                      The response provides a complete answer to the task.
                      The response demonstrates a complete understanding of the passage.
       3              The response provides at least 3 specific, accurate details from the
                       passage.
                      The response provides a partial answer to the task.
                      The response demonstrates partial understanding of the passage.
       2              The response provides 2 specific, accurate details from the passage.
                      The response provides an incomplete answer to the task.
                      The response demonstrates incomplete understanding of the passage.
       1              The response provides 1 relevant detail from the passage OR the
                       response is primarily word-for-word copying from the passage.
                      The response provides insufficient material for scoring.
                      The response is inaccurate OR illegible.
       0              The response provides no relevant details from the passage.




                                                                                     8/25/2011
Grade 5 Unit 1

Frindle
Skill: Plot and Character
Strategy: Prior Knowledge

Nick was worried about his first day of language arts with Mrs. Granger.
   a. Explain one thing Mrs. Granger learned about Nick.
   b. Explain one thing Nick learned about Mrs. Granger.
   c. Predict how the rest of the school year will go.
Use details from the story to support your answer.


Thunder Rose
Skill: Cause and Effect
Strategy: Monitor and Fix Up

Read this sentence from the story.
              Ma was right grateful to have such a resourceful child.
Describe three ways Rose was resourceful and how these strengths helped her meet
the challenges in this story. Be sure to use details from the story to support your
answer.


Island of the Blue Dolphins
Skill: Theme and Setting
Strategy: Visualize

The theme of a story is the big idea. Often a reader needs to figure out the theme by
noticing what happens in a story. Explain the theme of this story and give three reasons
to support your choice.


Satchel Paige
Skill: Sequence
Strategy: Ask Questions

What might Satchel Paige say were the most important events of this story? Use the
text to describe each event with supporting details. Be sure to keep the events in order.




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Grade 5 Unit 2

Inside Out
Skill: Compare and Contrast
Strategy: Answer Questions

Francisco changed in many ways by the end of this story. Compare and contrast
Francisco at the beginning of the story and the end of the story. Use details from the
story to support your answer.

Passage to Freedom
Skill: Author’s Purpose
Strategy: Monitor and Fix Up

This story took place over 70 years ago. What does the author want readers to learn
from this story? Be sure to look back in the story for details.

The Ch’i-lin Purse
Skjll: Compare and Contrast
Strategy: Predict

Hsiang-ling and Mrs. Lu have each been through a lot of changes in their lives.
Compare and contrast the challenges each character faced. Then, tell what helped
each character to overcome hardship. Provide details from the story to support your
answer.

Jane Goodall’s 10 Ways to Help Save the Wildlife
Skill: Fact and Opinion
Strategy: Ask Questions

Jane Goodall learned about wildlife by watching animals. You can tell how she felt
about animals by reading this story. Choose three different sections from this story. For
each section, give one opinion and one related fact. Be sure to add details from the text.

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Skill: Sequence
Strategy: Graphic Organizers

Describe the path of Paul Revere from the first moment he saw the light in the tower of
the Old North Church to the end of the poem. Use details from the story to help your
readers visualize the midnight ride of Paul Revere.



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Grade 5 Unit 3

Wings for the King
Skill: Author’s Purpose
Strategy: Story Structure

In your own words, summarize the passage. Include the main characters, the setting,
and the story problem. Be sure to include at least one important event from the
beginning, middle and end of the passage.

Leonardo’s Horse
Skill: Main Idea
Strategy: Summarize

In your own words, summarize the passage. Include the main characters, the setting,
and the story problem. Be sure to include at least one important event from the
beginning, middle and end of the passage.

The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
Skill: Fact and Opinion
Strategy: Predict

When the first dinosaur fossils were found, no one knew what a real dinosaur looked
like. Waterhouse Hawkins created perfect models of dinosaurs without ever seeing a
real dinosaur. Write about at least two ways that Waterhouse Hawkins was able to
make sure his dinosaurs looked just right. Be sure to include details from the passage.

Mahalia Jackson
Skill: Main Idea
Strategy: Graphic Organizers

This selection is about Mahalia Jackson and how she used blues in a new and different
way. Explain the main idea and provide three supporting details from the passage.

Special Effects in Film and Television
Skill: Graphic Sources
Strategy: Prior Knowledge

Graphics include maps, diagrams, timelines and pictures with captions. Explain at least
three reasons the author used graphics in this selection. Use specific information from
the passage.



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Grade 5 Unit 4

Weslandia
Skill: Draw Conclusions
Strategy: Answer Questions

Why does Wesley take up the challenge of creating his own world? Give at least two
reasons and support these reasons with details from the passage.

Stretching Ourselves
Skill: Generalize
Strategy: Predict

A generalization is a statement that covers many things or many people. Use what you
learned about Nic and Emily to write a generalization about what people do when they
are working on something that is difficult. Give at least three examples from the story to
support your answer.

Exploding Ants
Skill: Graphic Sources
Strategy: Monitor and Fix-Up

Graphics include maps, diagrams, timelines and pictures with captions. Choose two of
your favorite graphics from different sections in this passage. For each graphic, tell how
the graphic added to what you learned from the text.

The Storm Giovanni Club
Skill: Generalize
Strategy: Story Structure

A generalization is a statement that covers many things or many people. Think about
what happened when Stormi was the new kid in school. Then, write a generalization
about two ways kids can get used to being in a new school. Use details from the story to
support your answer.

The Gymnast
Skill: Draw Conclusions
Strategy: Visualize

Why is the narrator so determined to be like his cousin Isaac? Add details from the
passage to support your answer.



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