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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.4.a Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word. Build your vocabulary: get a new word every day from Merriam-Webster dictionary. Learn the meaning, history, and fun facts about Gulosity. Also available as podcast, newsletter, and on the finest social networks.

Past English Language Arts Grades 3-8 Sample Tests

Aspect ratio calculator diagonal. The complete Grade 3 - 8 ELA Sample Materials are now available for downloading. Included in these materials are Sample Tests, Teacher Directions, Answer Documents and Scoring Guides* for each grade.

Grade 3

  • Book 1 (374 KB)
  • Book 2 (239 KB)
  • Listening Selection (146 KB)
  • Teacher's Directions (271 KB)
  • Scoring Guide* (670 KB)
  • Answer Document (58 KB)

Grade 4

  • Book 1 (727 KB)
  • Book 2 (183 KB)
  • Book 3 (283 KB)
  • Listening Selection (138 KB)
  • Teacher's Directions (271 KB)
  • Scoring Guide* (1.70 MB)
  • Answer Document (200 KB)

Grade 5

  • Book 1 (373 KB)
  • Book 2 (207 KB)
  • Listening Selection (159 KB)
  • Teacher's Directions (277 KB)
    updated January 9, 2006 A time change on page 7 for Day 2, Book 2 listening selection was revised to reflect the same test time as the grade 5 operational test.
  • Scoring Guide* (631 KB)
  • Answer Document (56 KB)

Grade 6

  • Book 1 (275 KB)
  • Book 2 (232 KB)
  • Book 3 (234 KB)
  • Listening Selection (139 KB)
  • Teacher's Directions (282 KB)
  • Scoring Guide* (1.90 MB)
  • Answer Document (196 KB)

Grade 7

  • Book 1 (682 KB)
  • Book 2 (165 KB)
  • Listening Selection (138 KB)
  • Teacher's Directions (259 KB)
  • Scoring Guide* (811 KB)
  • Answer Document (66 KB)

Grade 8

  • Book 1 (471 KB)
  • Book 2 (200 KB)
  • Book 3 (550 KB)
  • Listening Selection (140 KB)
  • Teacher's Directions (282 KB)
  • Scoring Guide* (2.35 MB)
  • Answer Document (196 KB)

*Please note: Scoring guides contain revised answer keys-10/28/05.

Last Updated: November 14, 2012

Standards in this strand:

Conventions of Standard English:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1.a
Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1.b
Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.
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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1.c
Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1.d
Form and use regular and irregular verbs.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1.e
Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1.f
Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.*
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1.g
Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1.h
Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1.i
Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.2.a
Capitalize appropriate words in titles.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.2.c
Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.2.d
Form and use possessives.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.2.e
Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.2.f
Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.2.g
Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.

Knowledge of Language:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.3
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

4th Grade Ela Practice Worksheets

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.3.a
Choose words and phrases for effect.*
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.3.b
Recognize and observe differences between the conventions of spoken and written standard English.

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.4
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.4.a
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.4.b
Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.4.c
Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.4.d
Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.5
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.5.a
Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g., take steps).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.5.b
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.5.c
Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered).

8th Grade Ela Curriculum

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.6
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).