Colorado 3rd Grade Reading, Writing, and Communicating (CAS) Practice

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Reading for All Purposes45%
Writing and Composition45%
Research and Reasoning10%
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Test Standards

Reading for All Purposes
1. (1.a.i)  Ask/answer Questions
2. (1.a.iii)  Recount Stories
3. (1.a.iv)  Plot, Character, Setting
4. (1.a.v)  Describe Characters
5. (1.b.i)  Literal And Nonliteral
6. (1.b.ii)  Signal Words
7. (1.b.iii)  Parts Of Literary Works
8. (1.b.iv)  Points Of View
9. (1.c.i)  Illustrations
10. (1.c.ii)  Summarize
11. (1.c.iii)  Themes, Settings, Plots
12. (2.a.i)  Ask/answer Questions
13. (2.a.ii)  Main Idea And Details
14. (2.a.iii)  Events, Ideas, Concepts
15. (2.b.i)  Meanings
16. (2.b.ii)  Features And Tools
17. (2.b.ii)  Text Features
18. (2.b.iii)  Points Of View
19. (2.b.iv)  Cause/effect, Compare/contrast
20. (2.c.i)  Illustrations
21. (2.c.ii)  Logical Connections
22. (2.c.iii)  Compare And Contrast
23. (3.a.i)  Prefixes And Suffixes
24. (3.c.i)  Context Clues
25. (3.c.ii)  Affixes
26. (3.c.iv)  Root Words
27. (3.c.v)  References For Meanings
28. (3.d.i)  Literal Vs Nonliteral
29. (3.d.ii)  Real-life Usage Connections
30. (3.d.iii)  Shades Of Meaning
Writing and Composition
1. (1.a.i)  Introduce And Organize
2. (1.a.ii)  Provide Reasons
3. (1.a.iii)  Linking Words
4. (1.a.iv)  Concluding Statement
5. (1.b.i)  Establish And Organize
6. (1.b.ii)  Dialogue And Descriptions
7. (1.b.iii)  Temporal Words
8. (1.b.iv)  Closure
9. (2.a.i)  Introduce And Illustrate
10. (2.a.iii)  Develop The Topic
11. (2.a.iv)  Linking Words
12. (2.a.v)  Conclusion
13. (3.b)  Plan, Revise, Edit
14. (3.d.i)  Choose Words/phrases
15. (3.d.ii)  Spoken Vs Written
16. (3.e.i)  Parts Of Speech
17. (3.e.ii)  Plural/Abstract Nouns
18. (3.e.iv)  Verbs
19. (3.e.v)  Verb Tenses
20. (  Agreement
21. (3.e.vii)  Adjective/Adverb Forms
22. (3.e.viii)  Conjunctions
23. (3.e.ix)  Sentence Types
24. (3.f.i)  Capitalize Titles
25. (3.f.ii)  Commas
26. (3.f.iv)  Possessives
27. (3.f.v)  Spelling And Suffixes
28. (  Spelling Patterns
29. (3.f.vii)  Reference Materials
Research and Reasoning
1. (1.bcd)  Recall And Gather Information
2. (2.abcde)  Sources

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