LEAP 2025 ELA Grade 4 Chapter 3

LEAP 2025 ELA Grade 4 Chapter 3 Sample

Read the passages below. Then, answer the questions 1 - 7 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.

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2.

Read this line from the poem.

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

This line is an example of what type of repetition?

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3b.

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

ROBIN HOOD AND THE SAD KNIGHT

PERSONS IN THE PLAY—Robin Hood, Little John, Midge, Will Scarlet, The Abbot, The Knight, The Prior, The Lord Chief Justice, The Lady

Scene I.—In the Greenwood.

[Robin Hood and his men making arrows.]

Robin Hood. This feather is too short. Give me another, Little John. This is a better one.

Midge. Making arrows is not a simple thing, is it, my master?

Robin Hood. Indeed, no; if the feathers be too short, the arrows will not keep true to their course; and if the feathers be too long, the arrows will not fly swiftly.

Little John. If all men knew how to make arrows, their skill in shooting would seem greater. Look to your arrows, say I, before you shoot.

Will Scarlet. We should thank the gray goose for the even growth of her feathers, which carries our arrows straight to the mark.

Scene II.—In the Abbot’s Hall

The Abbot. This day a year ago Sir Richard Lea borrowed four hundred pounds from me. He promised to pay in a year or lose his land. If he does not return today, the land will be mine.

The Prior. The day is now far spent. Perhaps he will come yet.

The Abbot. I am sure I hope he will not. I trust he has left England.

The Prior. The land is worth much more than four hundred pounds. It were a pity if he did pay.

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6.

The scenes in a drama

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7.

In what three ways are dramas most different from other types of literature?

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8a.

What part of a drama is inside of parentheses ( ) or brackets [ ]?

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11b.

In the Native American folktale, Walks-the-Sky created light to make

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12b.

In the Native American folktale, Walking-Early is described as being