Description: Craft and Structure Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a Grade 3 topic or subject area.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 4B


4B: Interpreting Analogies

4B: Interpreting Analogies

Description: Interpreting Analogies

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Selection: C-27


Grade level: 3
Word count: 1335 words
Author: R. Bender
Synopsis: The resources available to Native Americans often played an important role in the kinds of shelters they built.
Excerpt: Some Native Americans in the far north used snow in an unusual way. They used snow to keep their dwellings warm. How did they do this? First, the dwellings were built from whale bones and animal skins. Then the Native Americans would pile snow around the outside of the dwelling. This snow acted like a blanket. The piles of snow helped to keep heat inside the dwelling.

Question: The author of this selection compares the snow piled around a Native American dwelling in the far north to a
  1. blanket, because the snow keeps the dwelling warm.
  2. blanket, because the snow is colorful and soft.
  3. tent, because the snow was easy to set up.
  4. tent, because the snow was easy to carry around.

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Writing prompt: List five words in a selection that helped you form a picture in your mind. Do additional research to find a synonym and antonym for each word, and use the word in a sentence.


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