FACT or OPINION
MAIN IDEA/SUPPORTING DETAILS
CONTEXT CLUES
SENSORY LANGUAGE/POINT of VIEW
100
Frogs are the slimiest animals.
Opinion
100
Fishing spiders do not live in water, but water plays an important part in their lives. THese spiders can "skate" on the surface of the water. They rest their legs on the water's surface. When they feel vibrations on the water, they run, or "skate", across the water and grab their prey. ________________________________________________ How does a fishing spider know it's prey is near? A. It sees the prey with its large eyes. B. It senses the prey with the hair on its body. C. It feels vibrations on the water.
C. It feels vibrations on the water.
100
Irving quickly called Emily. She seemed startled to hear his panicked voice, but she agreed to have her mom drop her off at Irving's house in half an hour. _______________________________________________ Which word means almost the same as PANICKED in the story? A. Angry B. Depressed C. Happy D. Desperate
D. Desperate
100
A sunlit room and comfortable couch, might make you feel like a happy slouch. Where you can rest and nap all day. ______________________________________________ The lines suggest that the reader might act like- A. Someone who loves to go out in the sun B. A friendly person who is fun to be with C. Someone who is getting over a cold D. A lazy person who likes to lie down
D. A lazy person who likes to lie down
200
I think that Jerry is the best 4th grade class president that we've ever had.
Opinion
200
What's a pirate film without a sword fight? Steel clinks, blades flash, and pirates dance across the deck. Most real pirates had no training for fancy sword duels. Besides, sword metal was not very strong back in the age of pirates. _______________________________________________ Swordfights are a myth about real pirates because most real pirates- A. could not afford fancy swords B. did not like to fight C. were too busy for fancy sword duels D. had no training for fancy sword duels
D. had no training for fancy sword duels
200
She tried to escape across the river. Before she made it halfway, a warrior plucked her from the water and carried her off. _______________________________________________ The word PLUCKED means- A. Drove B. Blocked C. Pulled
C. Pulled
200
When the animal taps on a tree trunk, it can hear the insects inside scurrying around. _______________________________________________ The word TAPS can most closely be compared to - A. grabs B. pulls C. runs. D. hits
D. hits
300
Chocolate syrup is an example of a liquid.
Fact
300
Some real pirates did bury treasure, but most did not. If the treasure was money they usually spent it. But sometimes the "treasures" they found were food, water, clothing, or other items for their ship. When pirates seized treasure from another boat, they divided it up. The captain of the ship usually got the largest share. _______________________________________________ What did pirates do with the treasure they seized? A. They fought for it B. They buried it C. They gave it to the captain D. They divided it up
D. They divided it up
300
These battles of sword fighting were not as common as you might think. _______________________________________________ Which definition of common is used in the sentence? A. Similar B. Dangerous C. Frequent D. Fancy
C. Frequent
300
POINT OF VIEW? I am so excited about my new baby brother that is coming in 1 month! I have waited for the day for so long, it seems. Now I won't be the only one that my parents pick on. And I will finally have someone to play with when I get bored. _______________________________________________
1st person-narrator participates in the action of the story
400
Evergreen trees stay green year round.
Fact
400
The bald eagle is the national symbol of the USA. It was chosen for two reasons. First, it is the only kind of eagle that is native to North America. Second, people admired the eagle for it its strength, courage, freedom, and a long life.
The reasons that the bald eagle was chosen to be a national symbol of the USA.
400
Mr. Castillo says to the class, "In two weeks, we will have the annual 4th grade art show. This year's theme is nature." _______________________________________________ What does the word annual mean? A. Common B. Monthly C. Yearly D. Natural
C. Yearly
400
POINT OF VIEW? Mr. Buttercup was worried that his puppy had run away. His dog, Finney, was his best friend. They always went on their nightly walks around the neighborhood. He had been missing for 2 days.
3rd person- narrator does not participate in the story and lets us know how the characters are feeling
500
Kit Kat candy bars are the most popular candy among students.
Opinion
500
If the goldenrod spider is on a yellow flower, it produces a yellow pigment, or coloring, in its body. The spider is then disguised, making it almost invisible to prey. If the spider is on a white flower, the yellow pigment is flushed out so the spider's white insides show through. Then the spider appears white and is again camouflaged. ______________________________________________ What flower characteristic is most important to the goldenrod spider? A. scent B. size C. color D. feel
C. Color
500
A coyote uses soft sounds, like growls and grunts, in close range. _______________________________________________Which definition for range is the author using in this sentence? A. a place for practice B. A row of mountains C. open land for farm animals D. The distance between two things
D. The distance between two things
500
POINT OF VIEW? Suzy wanted to be in the French Club but she was worried that she would not be able to because her grades were not good. Her mother told her she must bring them up before she picked any extra activities to be involved in. She knew that she needed to work extra hard at school.
3rd person
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