The following reading passage and sample questions are an example of what might appear on a third-grade reading test.
“Fall is my favorite season of the year,” Kelly said with a smile.
“You just like to play in the leaves when we rake them into piles,” her brother Jason said.
“No, she likes to get dressed up in her warm clothes,” Dad said.
“No, my favorite part of fall is carving pumpkins. It's the only time Mom lets me make a huge mess. I can create either a monster face or a friendly face. I wish I could carve pumpkins all year long.”
“I wish we could eat the pumpkin seeds all year long,” Jason and Dad said in perfect harmony.
“Well, if you planted some of the pumpkin seeds we could have several pumpkins each October. Then, Kelly could carve several pumpkins, and Jason and Dad could eat pumpkin seeds until they're sick of them!” Mom said.