Level 5
1. Use context clues to
determine the
meaning of an
unfamiliar word
2. Determine the
meanings of complex
words by using the
meaning of familiar
base words and
affixes
3. Use knowledge of
antonyms or
synonyms to infer the
meanings of words by
using simple analysis
4. Analyze the context
surrounding a word
with multiple
meanings to
determine the correct
meaning of the word
5. Analyze the word or
phrase to determine
small or subtle
differences in
meanings between
related words
Reading Grade 3 FCAT 2.0 - Vocabulary
Level 4
Level 3
Level 2
1. Use context clues to
determine the
meaning of an
unfamiliar word
2. Determine the
meanings of complex
words by using the
meaning of familiar
base words and
affixes
3. Use knowledge of
antonyms or
synonyms to infer
the meanings of
words by using
simple analysis
4. Analyze the context
surrounding a word
with multiple
meanings to
determine the
correct meaning of
the word
5. Analyze the word or
phrase to determine
small or subtle
differences in
meanings between
related words
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1. Use context clues
to determine the
meaning of an
unfamiliar word
2. Determine the
meanings of
complex words by
using the meaning
of familiar base
words and affixes
3. Use knowledge of
antonyms or
synonyms to
determine
meanings of words
1. Use context clues to
determine the
meaning of an
unfamiliar word
2. Determine the
meanings of
complex words by
using the meaning
of familiar base
words and affixes
3. Use knowledge of
antonyms or
synonyms to
determine meanings
of words
4. Analyze the context
surrounding a word
with multiple
meanings to
determine the
correct meaning of
the word
5. Analyze the word
or phrase to
determine small or
subtle differences
in meanings
between related
words
4. Analyze the context
surrounding a word
with multiple
meanings to
determine the
correct meaning of
the word
5. Analyze the word or
phrase to determine
small or subtle
differences in
meanings between
related words
Level 1
1. Performance at
this level
indicates an
inadequate
level of success
with the
challenging
content of the
Next
Generation
Sunshine State
Standards for
reading
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Level 5
Reading Grade 3 FCAT 2.0 - Reading Application
Level 4
Level 3
Level 2
1. Identify and analyze
1. Identify and analyze
the author's purpose
the author's purpose
or perspective and how
or perspective
it affects meaning
2. Analyze a stated or
2. Determine a stated or
implied main idea
implied main idea
3. Evaluate and
synthesize relevant
details
4. Draw conclusions,
make inferences, and
determine
chronological order
1. Identify the author's
purpose or
perspective
1. Identify the author's
purpose or
perspective
2. Determine a stated
or strongly implied
main idea
3. Identify relevant
details
2. Determine a stated
main idea
4. Draw logical
conclusions, make
inferences, and
determine
chronological order
5. Analyze implied cause- 5. Identify cause-andand-effect
effect relationships
relationships
4. Draw logical
conclusions, make
inferences, and
determine
chronological order
5. Identify cause-andeffect relationships
3. Identify and evaluate
relevant details
4. Draw conclusions,
make inferences, and
determine
chronological order
3. Identify relevant
details
Level 1
1. Performance at
this level
indicates an
inadequate level
of success with
the challenging
content of the
Next Generation
Sunshine State
Standards for
reading
5. Interpret cause-andeffect relationships
through facts and
details within the text
6. Evaluate text
6. Analyze text
6. Identify text
6. Identify text
structures/organization
structures/organizatio
structures/organizati
structures/organizati
al patterns (e.g.,
nal patterns (e.g.,
onal patterns (e.g.,
onal patterns (e.g.,
comparison/contrast,
comparison/contrast,
comparison/contrast,
comparison/contrast,
cause/effect, sequence
cause/effect,
cause/effect,
cause/effect,
of events,
sequence of events,
sequence of events,
sequence of events,
definition/explanation,
definition/explanation,
definition/explanatio
definition/explanatio
listing/description,
listing/description,
n, listing/description,
n, listing/description,
question/answer) and
question/answer) and
question/answer)
question/answer)
their impact on
determine their
and determine their
and determine their
meaning
impact on meaning
impact on meaning
impact on meaning
7. Synthesize information 7. Determine an implied 7. Identify a clear and
7. Identify a clear and
to interpret the theme
theme or specific topic
recognizable theme
recognizable theme
or topic
or topic
or topic
8. Analyze and evaluate
8. Analyze similarities
8. Identify similarities
8. Identify clear
similarities and
and differences
and differences
similarities and
differences between
between text
between text
differences between
text elements
elements
elements
text elements
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Level 5
Reading Grade 3 FCAT 2.0 - Literary Analysis: Fiction and Nonfiction
Level 4
Level 3
Level 2
1. Identify, interpret, and
evaluate character
development, character
point of view, setting,
plot development, and
problem/resolution and
how they contribute to
and affect meaning
2. Identify, interpret, and
analyze the author's use
of descriptive (e.g.,
mood, imagery) or
figurative (e.g., simile,
metaphor,
personification)
language and how it
impacts meaning
3. Identify, interpret, and
evaluate information
from a variety of text
features (e.g., titles,
subtitles, headings,
subheadings, italicized
text, sections, tables,
charts, graphs,
diagrams, illustrations,
captions, maps, text
boxes) to determine
meaning
1. Identify and interpret
character
development,
character point of
view, setting, plot
development, and
problem/resolution
and how they
contribute to and
affect meaning
2. Identify and interpret
the author's use of
descriptive (e.g.,
mood, imagery) or
figurative (e.g., simile,
metaphor,
personification)
language and how it
impacts meaning
3. Identify, analyze, and
use information from
a variety of text
features (e.g., titles,
subtitles, headings,
subheadings, italicized
text, sections, tables,
charts, graphs,
diagrams, illustrations,
captions, maps, text
boxes) to determine
meaning
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1. Identify and interpret
character
development,
character point of
view, setting, plot
development, and
problem/resolution
and how they
contribute to and
affect meaning
2. Identify and interpret
the author's use of
descriptive (e.g.,
mood, imagery) or
figurative (e.g., simile,
metaphor,
personification)
language and how it
impacts meaning
3. Identify, analyze, and
use information from
a variety of text
features (e.g., titles,
subtitles, headings,
subheadings, italicized
text, sections, tables,
charts, graphs,
diagrams, illustrations,
captions, maps, text
boxes) to determine
meaning
1. Identify character
development,
character point of
view, setting, plot
development, and
problem/resolution
2. Identify the author's
use of descriptive
(e.g., mood, imagery)
or figurative (e.g.,
simile, metaphor,
personification)
language
Level 1
1. Performance at
this level
indicates an
inadequate level
of success with
the challenging
content of the
Next Generation
Sunshine State
Standards for
reading
3. Identify the purpose
of text features (e.g.,
titles, subtitles,
headings,
subheadings,
italicized text,
sections, tables,
charts, graphs,
diagrams,
illustrations, captions,
maps, text boxes) to
determine meaning
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Level 5
Reading Grade 3 FCAT 2.0 - Informational Text and Research Process
Level 4
Level 3
Level 2
1. Identify, analyze, and
1. Identify and analyze
evaluate information
information from a
from a variety of text
variety of text
features (e.g., titles,
features (e.g., titles,
subtitles, headings,
subtitles, headings,
subheadings, italicized
subheadings,
text, sections, tables,
italicized text,
charts, graphs,
sections, tables,
diagrams, illustrations,
charts, graphs,
captions, maps, text
diagrams,
boxes) to determine
illustrations,
meaning
captions, maps, text
boxes) to determine
meaning
2. Locate, interpret,
2. Locate, interpret,
organize, and
organize, and
synthesize information
synthesize
for a variety of
information for a
purposes
variety of purposes
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1. Identify and analyze
information from a
variety of text
features (e.g., titles,
subtitles, headings,
subheadings,
italicized text,
sections, tables,
charts, graphs,
diagrams,
illustrations,
captions, maps, text
boxes) to determine
meaning
2. Locate, interpret,
and organize
information for a
variety of purposes
Level 1
1. Identify information 1. Performance at this
from a variety of text
level indicates an
features (e.g., titles,
inadequate level of
subtitles, headings,
success with the
subheadings,
challenging content of
italicized text,
the Next Generation
sections, tables,
Sunshine State
charts, graphs,
Standards for reading
diagrams,
illustrations,
captions, maps, text
boxes)
2. Locate, interpret,
and organize
information for a
variety of purposes
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