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100

Today the circus came to town. They came in a big, red train. It was a circus train. There was a little engine pulling four circus cars. In the first circus car there were two clowns! In the next circus car were three elephants. In the last circus car I saw four lions! The circus will be fun! 

What is the main idea?

a) the circus is coming to town 

b) there were three elephants 

c) there were four lions 

d) I do not like the circus

a) the circus is coming to town

100

Today is my birthday! I am eight years old today. My family is giving me a big birthday party. All of my friends will be there. We will eat cake and ice cream. We will sing and play games. I hope to get many nice presents. The party starts at 2:00! I can't wait! 

Another word for "present" is:

a) gift 

b) song 

c) party

a) gift

100

My dog buried his ____ in our yard.

a) bone 

b) bon 

c) boan 

d) boun

a) bone

100

Dad and I went fishing today. We woke up very early. First, we ate breakfast. We left the house after we ate. Then, we went to the bait store. Dad bought some worms. We caught five fish. Mom was happy to cook them for us. 

Which happened first? 

a) we ate breakfast 

b) Dad bought worms 

c) we caught five fish 

d) mom cooked our fish

a) we ate breakfast

100

he is

he's

200

There are many kinds of bears. White polar bears live in cold places. They eat mostly seals. Black bears live in the forest. They eat nuts, berries, fruit and insects. Brown bears live in the many places. They can be found in grassy lands, and woods. They eat nuts, berries, and fish. The also eat other animals. 

What is the main idea? 

a) brown bears eat nuts, berries, and fish 

b) there are many kinds of bears 

c) polar bears live in cold places 

d) black bears live in the forest

b) there are many kinds of bears

200

A mother chicken sat on her nest. She was a big chicken with yellow feathers. She was sitting on some eggs. One day the eggs cracked open. Then some little chicks popped out of the eggs. Now the chicken had six chicks. 

Where did the mother chicken sit?

a) in a tree 

b) on her nest 

c) in the dirt 

d) in the grass

b) on her nest

200

Can you ________ this for me? 

a) cane 

b) explain 

c) jump 

d) train

b) explain

200

Today, I went swimming. First, I put on my swimsuit. Then, I jumped into the water to get wet. After that, I dove off the diving board! After swimming, my grandma made me lunch. 

Which happened after swimming?

a) dove off the diving board 

b) grandma made lunch 

c) jumped into the water 

d) put on bathing suit

b) grandma made lunch

200

would have

would've

300

There is one thing the same about bears. Every bear could use a place to sleep. Every bear would like a place to go when it is cold. Did you know, a polar bear builds a cave in a snow drift. A black bear digs a den to sleep in. A brown bear makes a den in brush piles. Sometimes he burrows in the ground. There the bears sleep for the winter. 

What is the main idea?

a) sometimes bears burrow in the ground 

b) a black bear digs a den 

c) all bears need a place to sleep 

d) a polar bear builds a cave in the snow

c) all bears need a place to sleep

300

Rabbits are fast animals. They have strong back legs that help them jump and run fast. Rabbits have good hearing, too. They have long ears that help them hear well. A mother rabbit takes care of her babies in a nest. Rabbits are plant eaters. They eat grass, leaves, and carrots. 

Why can rabbits hear very well?

a) they have long ears 

b) they have big eyes 

c) they can jump and run fast

a) they have long ears

300

I'm not feeling well. My ______ hurts.

a) throw 

b) throat 

c) coat 

d) tow

b) throat

300

My mother gave me some seeds. I dug some holes in the garden. I planted the seeds. Each day, I watered the seeds. I waited a few weeks to go by. Soon, some flowers began to grow! 

What happened before I planted the seeds?

I dug some holes in the garden.

300

is not

isn't

400

The rain began early in the morning. It fell as hard drops, one after another. The sky was full of dark purple clouds. Thunder began as a soft rumble and became louder and louder. Lightning crashed every few minutes, making the sky a brilliant white. 

What is the main idea?

a) the farms needed the rain 

b) the thunder hurt the people's ears 

c) lightning made the sky bright 

d) the storm was very strong

d) the storm was very strong

400

Our Earth moves around the Sun. The Sun is a yellowish star. It is made up of hot gas. The Sun gives us light and heat. It also gives off energy. 

What does the Sun give us?

a) water and light 

b) light, heat, and energy 

c) heat and water

b) light, heat, and energy

400

Write a word with the same long vowel team as: train

rain, plain, sprain, gain, paint, snail, nail

400

It was early in the morning. Kate woke up hungry. She got dressed. Then, she went into the kitchen. She got a small pan and cooked some bacon and eggs. The bacon was so crispy and good! After that, Kate put a few cookies on a plate and ate them with a glass of milk. 

What did Kate do after she got a pan?

She cooked bacon and eggs.

400

he would

he'd

500

Plants have many different parts. They have roots. The roots grow into the ground and help keep the plant from blowing away. They also suck up water from the soil for the plant. Plants have stems, too. The stems have leaves attached to them. The leaves catch sunlight and turn it into food for the plants. 

What is the main idea? 

a) plants use sunlight for food 

b) the roots of a plant suck up water from the soil 

c) plants have many different parts like roots, stems, and leaves

c) plants have many different parts like roots, stems, and leaves

500

Jellyfish are some of the most poisonous animals that live in the ocean. They can be found in all the oceans of the world. Jellyfish come in all different sizes. Some are very, very small and others are very big! Jellyfish are carnivores. They eat fish eggs, plankton, small fish, and other jellyfish. 

What do jellyfish eat?

a. plankton

b. small fish

c. fish eggs

d. all of the above

d. all of the above

500

Write a word with the same long vowel team as: boat

coat, moat, throat, soap, toad

500

Last summer, I learned how to swim. First, the teacher told me to hold my breath. Then I learned to put my head under the water. I practiced kicking my feet. While I held on to a float, I paddled around the pool. Next, I floated to my teacher with my arms straight out. Finally, I swam using both my arms and my legs. I did it! Swimming is fun! This summer, I want to learn to dive off the diving board! 

What did the narrator learn how to do after learning how to hold her breath?

put her head under the water

500

will not

won't

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