TCAP Success Grade 3 ELA Chapter 2

TCAP Success Grade 3 ELA Chapter 2 Sample

Read the passages. Then, answer the questions that follow.

Excerpt from "My Shadow" by Robert Louis Stevenson

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,

And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.

He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;

4 And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow

Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;

For he sometimes shoots up taller like a rubber ball,

8 And he sometimes gets so little that there’s none of him at all.

He hasn’t got a notion of how children ought to play,

And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.

He stays so close beside me, he’s a coward, you can see;

12 I’d think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

One morning, very early, before the sun was up,

I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;

But my lazy little shadow, like a lazy sleepy-head,

16 Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.

1 pt
2a.

This passage is which type of poem?

1 pt
2b.

How do you know this passage is this kind of poem?

Excerpt from "Wee Willie Winkie," by William Miller

Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town,

Upstairs and downstairs in his nightgown,

Tapping at the window and crying through the lock,

Are all the children in their beds, it’s past eight o’clock?

1 pt
3.

What is the rhyme scheme of this poem?

1pt
4.

The oak tree talking is which type of figurative language?