ECA Reading Grade 4 KCAS R3 by 5Gxcej0g

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                                      Grade 4
                                     Reading # 3



WHEN ANSWERING QUESTIONS IN THIS TEST BOOKLET




                        CORRECT MARK               INCORRECT MARKS




   Use only soft black lead pencil (No. 2).
   Do NOT use ink or ball point pen.
   When marking your answers to multiple-choice questions, mark heavy, dark marks that
    completely fill the circle. Mark one answer for each question.
   Erase completely any marks you wish to change.
   Make NO STRAY marks on any page of your test booklet.
   For the open-response and short-answer questions, be sure you write your answers on the
    lines and spaces provided. Answers or parts of answers written outside the boxed areas
    cannot be scored.




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    Kentucky Open-Response Question
         General Scoring Guide
                       You complete all important components of the question
                        and communicate ideas clearly.
                       You demonstrate in-depth understanding of the
                        relevant concepts and/or processes.
Score Point 4          Where appropriate, you choose more efficient and/or
                        sophisticated processes.
                       Where appropriate, you offer insightful interpretations
                        or extension (generalizations, applications, analogies).




                       You complete most important components of the
                        question and communicate clearly.
Score Point 3          You demonstrate an understanding of major concepts
                        even though you overlook or misunderstand some less-
                        important ideas or details.




                       You complete some important components of the
Score Point 2           question and communicate those components clearly.
                       You demonstrate that there are gaps in your conceptual
                        understanding.




                        You show minimal understanding of the question.
Score Point 1           You address only a small portion of the question.



                        Your answer is totally incorrect or irrelevant.
Score Point 0
Score Point 4
   Blank                You did not give any answer at all.




Score Point 4
Score Point 4
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    Kentucky Short-Answer Question
           General Scoring Guide

                   You complete all components of the question and
                    communicate ideas clearly.
                   You demonstrate an understanding of the concepts
                    and/or processes.
Score Point 2      You provide a correct answer using an accurate
                    explanation as support.




                   You provide a partially correct answer to the question
                    and/or address only a portion of the question.
Score Point 1      You demonstrate a partial understanding of the
                    concepts and/or processes.




Score Point 0   
Score Point 4       Your answer is totally incorrect or irrelevant.




   Blank           You did not give any answer at all.

Score Point 4


Score Point 4




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                                                READING

  This test section contains one or two reading selection(s) with several multiple-
  choice, open-response, and short-answer questions. Please mark your answer for
  each multiple-choice question by filling in the circle completely for the correct
  answer. Mark only one answer for each question. If you do not know the answer
  make your best guess.

                                            The Golden Fish
Once upon a time, a poor husband and wife lived in a little shack not far from the sea. They had very little
to eat only the fish the old man caught in the sea. Every morning, the old fisherman took his fishing net and
went down to the sea. But something unusual happened one morning. The fisherman caught a golden
fish. The golden fish begged the fisherman to spare his life and set him free. The fish announced that he
would grant the fisherman any wish that he wanted. But the kindhearted fisherman asked for nothing. He
returned the golden fish to the sea.

       When the fisherman told his wife the story, she was not so kindhearted. She became furious and
angrily sent him back to the sea to catch the golden fish again. She demanded that he wish for a loaf of
bread. The fisherman did just that. He caught the fish and then wished for the loaf of bread. When he
returned home, he found a freshly baked loaf of break on the table.

      The fisherman’s wife decided that she wanted more than just a loaf of bread. The next morning, she
sent her husband to catch the golden fish again and ask for a new washtub. But she was still not satisfied.

       The following day, the wife sent her husband to the sea again to find the magic fish. She told him to
wish for a new house. Just as all the other wishes had been granted, so was this one. But still his wife was
not satisfied. She sent her husband back again to wish that she become governor. When he returned
home this time, he found her dressed in beautiful clothes and giving orders to servants. But even with all
these riches, the woman was still unhappy. Now she demanded that she become Queen of all the land.

       Alas, even being Queen of all the land did not satisfy his wife. She sent her husband one last time to
the sea to catch the golden fish. Now she wanted to be the ruler of the sun and the moon to make them
rise and set at her command. The fisherman again caught the fish and made the wish. However, when he
returned home, his wife was inside the old shack, dressed in her old rags, standing by her old broken
washtub, with not even a loaf of bread to eat. And there they live to this very day.




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                    READING MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS

Please mark your answer for each multiple-choice question by filling in the circle
completely for the correct answer. Mark only one answer for each question. If you do
not know the answer, make your best guess.

  1.   Read the following sentence from the passage.

       When he returned home this time, he found her dressed in beautiful clothes and
       giving orders to servants.

       Which sentence has the same meaning as the underlined word in the sentence?
       O a. The coach orders the team to run three laps for being late to practice.
       O b. The waitress switched our food orders with the tables next to us.
       O c. Our class put the number pattern in different orders.
       O d. The kids received their orders from the catalog.


  2.   How did the author organize the passage, “The Golden Fish”?
       O a. Sequence
       O b. Compare and Contrast
       O c. Cause and Effect
       O d. Problem and Solution


  3.   Which event happened immediately before the wife wished for a new house?
       O a. She wished to become governor.
       O b. She wished to be ruler of the sun and the moon.
       O c. She wished for a loaf of bread.
       O d. She wished for a new washtub.




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Read this selection about how animals use camouflage to blend in with their surroundings. Then answer the questions
that follow.



                                    Blending In




    One of the ways I stay alive is by blending into the woods where I live. Right now it is
autumn. I am standing with five other deer from my herd, deep in a wooded area of a state park.
I can hear people coming, hiking down a trail. They are very far away right now, but they are
getting closer. We are all listening and watching.
    These hikers would love to see us, but they probably won’t. We blend in with the fallen
leaves and fir tree bark and the overall color of our habitat. The other animals around us—rabbits
and squirrels, mostly—blend in too. We prefer to live unnoticed, blending in with our
surroundings. Being camouflaged makes our lives easier.
    The hikers are now about fifty feet away, but they do not notice us. They are busy talking
and enjoying themselves while we are completely still. We can see them and hear them and
smell them, but they walk by without knowing we are here. Even if they stood and stared in our
direction, it might take them awhile to make out our shapes. We are completely still.
    Other animals here in this forest change color depending on the season. There is a rabbit that
is grayish-brown in summer, but turns white in winter. Changing color makes it a lot harder for
the foxes and owls to see her, just as my fur makes it harder for mountain lions to spot me in the
forest.


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    One of the strangest insects I see in the woods is called the walking stick. I have seen them
up close, but only when they move. They look so much like an actual twig on a tree that it’s hard
to believe they aren’t made of wood. You can be one foot away from a walking stick and never
even know it’s there. The walking stick uses this camouflage for the same reason I do: It keeps
us alive.
    Not all of us can fight our enemies. Often we cannot outrun them either. To keep from
becoming food, we use whatever strategies we can to keep ourselves safe. For me and for many
other forest animals, camouflage is the answer. It helps us to live longer and happier lives.
Nobody wants to be somebody else’s dinner.


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4.   What genre, type or kind of writing, is the text, “Blending In”?
     O a. Poem
     O b. Biography
     O c. Realistic Fiction
     O d. Play/Drama

5.   Based on the selection, you can generalize that …
     0 a. No animals fight their enemies to stay alive.
     0 b. Many animals use camouflage to hide from their enemies.
     0 c. All animals use camouflage to hide from their enemies.
     0 d. Most animals can outrun their enemies.

6.   Who is the narrator of this selection?
     0 a. a hiker
     0 b. a park ranger
     0 c. a forest animal
     0 d. a scientist


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                   READING OPEN-RESPONSE QUESTION
Read all parts of each open-response question before you begin. Write your answers
to the open-response questions in the space provided in this test booklet.


        Write your answer to question 7 in the space provided on the next page.

                                            Main Idea
   7.    A. Determine the main idea of the story, “Blending In”.
         B. Identify TWO details from the story that support your answer.




                Do not write on this page. Please write your

                   answer to this open-response question in
                the space provided in this test booklet.



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                                 READING OPEN-RESPONSE
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Teacher feedback to student (written comments on back)…
 Did not answer all parts  Lacked understanding of content
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 Did not show work         Did not follow verb meanings
 Answer is unclear         Did not observe key(bold) words
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                    READING SHORT-ANSWER QUESTION

Read all parts of each short-answer question before you begin. Write your answers to
the short-answer questions in the space provided in this test booklet.


        Write your answer to question 8 in the space provided on the next page.

                                            Point of View
   8.    Using “The Golden Fish” and “Blending In”, describe the differences in the point of
         view in which BOTH stories are narrated.




                 Do not write on this page. Please write your

                    answer to this short-answer question in
                the space provided in this test booklet.



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                                 READING SHORT ANSWER
                                            Do not write outside this box.




                                                                             1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
Teacher feedback to student (written comments on back)…
 Did not answer all parts  Lacked understanding of content
 Did not show work         Did not follow verb meanings
 Answer is unclear         Did not observe key(bold) words
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                                        Bourbon County Schools
                                      Common Assessment Grade 4
                                               Reading

   Multiple Choice
   Question                Ky. Common Academic Standard                     Answer
      1.      4.RI.4 Meaning of Words/Phrases                               A
      2.      4.RI.5 Cause & Effect                                         C
      3.      4.RI.3 Sequence of Events                                     D
      4.      Additional Content                                            C
      5.      4.RI.1 Inference                                              B
      6.      4.RL.6 Point of View                                          C


Open-Response Scoring Guide
Ky. Common Academic Standard: 4.RI.2
SCORE                                    DESCRIPTION
    4     Student answers ALL parts of the question. The student correctly
          determines the main idea of the story. (How animals use camouflage to
          blend in with their surroundings.) The student also demonstrates
          understanding of the supporting details and includes two details from the
          selection.

    3      Student answers MOST of the question. The student correctly determines
           the main idea of the story. (How animals use camouflage to blend in with
           their surroundings.) The student also demonstrates limited understanding of
           the supporting details and includes one detail from the selection.

    2      Student answers SOME of the question. The student attempts to determine
           the main idea of the story. (How animals use camouflage to blend in with
           their surroundings.) The student also demonstrates minimal understanding
           of the supporting details with attempting to support their answer without
           using information from the selection.

    1      Students attempt to answer SOME of the question or student answers only
           one part of the question. The student attempts to determine the main idea
           of the story. (How animals use camouflage to blend in with their
           surroundings.) The student also demonstrates minimal understanding of the
           supporting details with attempting to support their answer without using
           information from the selection.
    0      Student’s response is totally incorrect or irrelevant.
  Blank    No student response.




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Short-Answer Scoring Guide
Ky. Common Academic Standard: 4.RL.6 Point of View
SCORE                                    DESCRIPTION
    2      Student describes the difference between the point of view in which both
           stories are narrated.

           The passage “Blending In” is written in first-person narration.
           The passage “The Golden Fish” is written third-person narration.

    1      Student describes the point of view in which one of the stories is narrated.


           The passage “Blending In” is written in first-person narration.
           The passage “The Golden Fish” is written third-person narration.

    0      Student’s response is totally incorrect or irrelevant.
  Blank    No student response.




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