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.

1 pt
1.

This poem has how many stanzas?

1 pt
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?

1 pt
3a.

This passage is which type of poem?

1pt
3b.

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

1 pt
4.

What is the rhyme scheme of the first stanza?