LEAP 2025 ELA Grade 3 Chapter 2

LEAP 2025 ELA Grade 3 Chapter 2 Sample

"The Arrow and the Song" by Henry W. Longfellow I shot an arrow into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For, so swiftly it flew, the sight

4 Could not follow it in its flight. I breathed a song into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For who has sight so keen and strong

8 That it can follow the flight of song? Long, long afterward, in an oak I found the arrow, still unbroke; And the song, from beginning to end,

12 I found again in the heart of a friend.

1 pt
1b.

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

1pt
2.

What is the rhyme scheme of stanza 1?

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.

Read the passages. Then, answer the questions 5 - 7 that follow.

1 pt
6b.

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

1pt
10.

Which line in the poem contains a simile?

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.

1 pt
11.

What is the setting of Scene 1?

1. "Timmy, play with your sister while I finish dinner."

2. Timmy looked at his sister and frowned.

3. "But Mom, Chrissy is so annoying. All she wants to do is play with her dolls. Why don’t you make Mark play with her?"

4. "Timothy, you know that Mark is working on his science project. You stop playing video games and play with your sister right now."

5. "Fine, I’ll play with her. Come on, Chrissy. Let’s go play in your room."

6. Timmy grabbed Chrissy’s arm and yanked her to her feet. Chrissy looked at Timmy and started crying. Timmy let go of Chrissy’s arm, and she ran into the kitchen. Timmy’s mother was angry and told Timmy to go to his room. She picked Chrissy up and got her to stop crying.

7. Timmy felt bad for making Chrissy cry. He really did love his sister, but he didn’t like playing dolls with her. He thought maybe she would like playing with his trucks. So he went into the kitchen where Chrissy was banging a pot with a spoon.

8. "Hey, Chrissy, do you want to come in my room and play with my trucks?"

9. Chrissy smiled and clapped her hands. She stood up and ran to Timmy and gave him a big hug. He gave her a quick hug back and said, "I’m sorry I was such a bad brother earlier. Come on, I’ll let you play with my new toy firetruck."

1pt
16.

Which of these is how you as the reader might feel about Timmy?