Strategies Main Idea Author's Purpose Fact or Opinion More Strategies

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What is writing a main idea or taking notes?
Writing a few words next to a paragraph.

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What is main idea?
The author has a specific topic or message in the writing. We need to find what that is!

100

What is b - point of view?
What is it called when the author expresses his opinions and views? a. entertainment b. point of view c. climax

100

What is fact?
Kally is a small, gray cat with green eyes. Fact or Opinion?

100

What is c- cause and effect?
The candle lit the curtains on fire and burned the house down. Is this an example of: a. Compare/Contrast b. Point of View c. Cause/Effect

200

What is b- Take your time and do your best no matter what the time is?
The test is timed this year. Do you: a.Freak out and watch the clock. b.Take your time and do your best no matter what the time is. c.Rush through the test as fast as you can.

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What is c?
Pollution is a serious problem on our Earth today. People and companies pollute the water by throwing trash into it. Chemicals that kill plants and fish are also dumped into the water. Air pollution is another type of pollution that we should worry about. Some of the air we breathe is not clean. Factories and power stations pollute the air with smoke and poisonous gases. Cars also make exhaust fumes that pollute the air. When these gases mix with the water in the air, they produce acid rain. This rain is not good for the plants on earth. The more acid there is in the rain, the faster it will kill the plants. What is the main idea? a. Air pollution is the most serious type of pollution. b. Acid rain is bad for plants. c. There are several types of pollution that are serious problems on Earth.

200

What is d?
All of the following are three main reasons why an author writes a story, EXCEPT to a. inform. b. persuade. c. entertain. d. take up your free time

200

What is fact?
Last week my cat had kittens. Fact or Opinion?

200

What is predicting?
It’s always a good idea to think about what you read, before you read the rest of it! Guess what will happen next!

300

What is re-reading?
Reading more than once.

300

What is b?
Our solar system is a big place with all kinds of interesting things in it. There are nine planets in our solar system. Earth is the planet that we live on. The sun, which we see every day, is not a planet. It is a star. There are also many other stars that we see in the sky at night. Asteroids and meteors are also in our solar system, but they are not planets either. Comets exist in our solar system, too. Sometimes you can see them travel past the earth. They have bright tails you can see as they travel by our planet. What is the main idea? a. We can see all of the comets in the sky. b. Our solar system has a lot of different things in it. c. We live on the planet Earth.

300

What is a - entertain?
Lisa always looked forward to the fall because of the Harvest Festival. Of course, she loved the rides, but she really enjoyed the shows. This year would be the best. Lisa had a special opportunity to perform in the talent show. The author's purpose is to a. entertain. b. persuade. c. inform. d. create a mysterious mood.

300

What is opinion?
The kittens were not cute when they were born. Fact or Opinion?

300

The answer is b- monotonous.
DICTIONARY SKILLS! uttered or sounded in one unvarying tone a.echo b.monotonous c.riveting

400

What is evidence or proof?
Finding the answer in the story or passage.

400

What is b?
A lot of animals live in different places on Earth. Some exotic animals live in zoos. You can go visit them there and learn about them. Some animals, like cats and dogs, live in our homes with us. Other animals live in the wild. Animals like deer and rabbits live in the forest. Some other animals, like dolphins and whales, live in the sea. Other animals like groundhogs, live underground. Bats, which are flying animals, live in caves in large groups. Some animals such as camels and snakes can live in the desert. What is the main idea? a. Rabbits live in burrows. b. Different animals live in many various places. c. Dolphins and whales are animals that live in the sea.

400

What is b - persuade?
What do you do with aluminum cans? Do you throw them in the trash, or do you recycle when you are finished with them? At the rate we are filling our landfills, we will not have anywhere else to put our trash. If you recycle, you will help the environment. The next time you throw away your Coke can, think about putting it in a recycling bin. Your effort will help save your community. The author's purpose is to a. entertain. b. persuade. c. inform. d. create a mysterious mood.

400

What is b?
Pick out the fact. a. In America the traffic laws are too strict. b. In America a red traffic light means STOP. c. In America the biggest cars are the safest cars.

400

What is making an inference?
Mr. R was running late this morning. He had a meeting so he couldn’t get the classroom ready on time. His facial expression didn’t look happy. I think he might be frustrated. I can figure out how he is feeling by thinking about what I know and what happened to Mr. R!

500

What is a- satisfactory?
THESAURUS SKILLS! A synonym for nice. a.satisfactory b.inappropriate c.irksome

500

What is a?
The United States of America is made up of fifty different states. Some of the states, like Texas and California, are quite large. Other states like Rhode Island and Delaware are very small. Two states are further away than the main forty-eight states. Hawaii is made up of several islands in the Pacific Ocean. Alaska is further north and next to another country called Canada. The United States also has some territories that are further away from it, such as the island of Guam and Puerto Rico. The different states are all very unique. Some are warm and sunny most of the year and others are cold. All of the states have their own unique culture and characteristics, but are part of the same country. What is the main idea? a. The United States of America is made of fifty different states. b. Alaska is a territory of the United States. c. All of the states have very cold weather.

500

What is c - inform?
Tomatoes were once considered poisonous. Some brave people finally took a bite of a tomato, and they survived. Now, we use tomatoes in our salads and sandwiches. Do you ever use tomato sauce or ketchup? These products are made of tomatoes. If it weren't for these brave individuals, you might not be able to enjoy ketchup with your french-fries. The author's purpose is to a. entertain. b. persuade. c. inform. d. create a mysterious mood.

500

What is c?
Which of these is an opinion and not a fact? a. Earth is a planet where animals and plants can live. b. Earth is the third planet from the sun. c. Earth is the most beautiful planet.

500

What is context clues?
You can figure out the meaning of a word that you don’t know by reading the words and sentence/s around the unknown word. This is called using your ___________ ___________.

2012 Fifth Grade Reading STAAR Review

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