Inference
Main Idea
Context Clues
figurative language/
fact & opinion
100

The girl came back into the house, panting. "I ran as fast as I could and I yelled for the driver to wait for me! I even dropped my bookbag because i was running so fast!"

she missed the bus

100

First, they heard monkeys. Then, they saw them. The monkeys were very noisy. The biggest animals were the elephants and the giraffes. The lions and tigers were the scariest. They laughed at the penguins and the seals. The class was on a field trip to the zoo! They were having a great time?

The story is mostly about animals in the zoo.

100

The family was going on a trip. Mother said, "We will leave soon." We had to hurry. It was a hectic morning. We had many things to do.

The word hectic means: a. quiet b. busy c. rainy

b: busy

100

The rain was blowing. The girl whispered to herself, "I hate rain!" The wind whistled as rain pattered on the sidewalk. It was a very cold and rainy night. Which line makes something in nature seem human?

a. The rain was blowing

b. The girl whispered to herself

c. The wind whistled as rain pattered on the sidewalk

c: the wind whistled as rain pattered on the sidewalk

200

Jody wheeled the cart out to the car. she put the bags into the trunk. She drove home. She brought the bags into the house. She put the canned goods into the cupboar. The milk, butter, and eggs went into the refrigerator. All the bags were empty. Now, she could make dinner.

Jody went grocery shopping.

200

Shelly had a big math test tomorrow. She needed to study. She got out her math book. She found all of her homework. She was going to do all of the problems from it for practice. She got out some scrap paper. Now she was ready to study. This story is mostly about: a. how a girl did on her math test b. about a girl getting ready to study for a math test c. why you should study for math tests

200

After the detective spent all day studying the facts, he uncovered an important clue!

Which sentence uses uncover in the same way as the above passage?

a. She uncovered the casserole for the last five minutes.

b. her friends were afraid she would uncover the secret of her surprise birthday party!

b: her friends were afraid she would uncover the secret of her surprise birthday party!

200

The music at the concert was wonderful. The violins sounded like angels gliding through the air. The passage compares the violins to:

a. music b. angels c. air

b: angels

300

Manuel wanted to take his motorcycle out for a ride. He grabbed his helmet. He tried to kick-start the bike. it wouldn't start. he tried again and again, but nothing happened. Then, he thought of his friend Juan. he would ask Juan to come over and take a look at the bike.

Juan knows how to fix motorcycles.

300

Lions live in groups called "prides." The males are in charge of protecting the pride from danger. The females hunt for food and take care of the cubs. The main idea is: a. Lions live in prides b. male lions protect the pride. c. Female lions hunt for food.

Lions live in prides

300

There was snow on the ground. A _____ wolf came out of the woods. He was thin and very weak. He hunted for food. He could not find any. The context shows the word that best fits in the blank space is:

a. large b. gray c. hungry

c: hungry

300

Shel Silverstein is a famous poet. I think everyone can relate to his poetry a little bit. Is he line "I think everyone can relate to his poetry a little bit" a fact or opinion?

Opinion

400

Susie looked under the beds. She looked in the closets. Then she went outside. She started calling for Benny. There was no sign of him. Susie sat on the front porch and began to cry. She couldn't find her cat anywhere. Then, she heard a soft meow. There was Benny looking right at her.

Susies was sad her cat might be lost.

400

Tigers are a type of cat. But they are very different fom house cats. Cats make noises like purring and meowing. Tigers roar very loudly. Tigers would not make good pets. The main idea is: a. Tigers are different from house cats b. House cats purr c. tigers roar

Tigers are different from house cats?

400

There are many people in the city who sell things. Some merchants sell food. Some sell clothes. I like the merchants who sell toys best. the word merchant means:

a. people who sell things

c. people who throw things

a: people who sell things

400

It was a beautiful spring day. The sun was shinning. The birds were chirping. The flowers had awakened from their long winter's sleep! Which line makes something in nature appear human?

a. The sun was shinning

b. The birds were chirping

c. The flowers had awakened from their long winter's sleep

c: The flowers had awakened from their long winter's sleep