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100

These athletes train a great deal.  Some compete in short races on a track and others compete in long races called marathons. What is the sport?

running

100

The rain was hard and steady. Sue stomped around the room and complained to her mom. The kite that she bought at the store the day before was flung in the corner beside the picnic basket and blanket. She stamped her feet and cried some more. What plans did Sue have for the day?

to go on a picnic

100

Bob felt a pain in his mouth so he picked up the phone and made the appointment. A few hours later, he found himself in a brightly lit room. He sat down in the movable chair. The person in charge told him to open wide as he bent over him to take a look inside his mouth.  Where was he? 

at the dentist 

100

The waves crashed against the beach. Thunder cracked and lightning lit the sky. The wind howled and bent trees over sideways. People put shutters on their windows, bought supplies, and were ready. What were the people expecting?

a hurricane

100

The room was a mess! Pots and pans were piled in the sink. Drawers and cabinets were left open. Chocolate chips dotted the floor and empty cartons were on a counter spotted with flour, but the smell was delicious. Why was the room a mess?

 someone was baking

200

This is a place where people go to have fun (when the weather is nice outside).  There are many things to do and see.  Many people play games and win prizes. There are lots of different foods to eat like hot dogs, cotton candy, ice cream or funnel cakes.  Kids enjoy going on all of the rides. What is the place?

a fair or carnival

200

The girl showed the lady her ticket. Then she walked down the stairs and found her seat. The players ran onto the field. They got into their positions. A player swung his bat and the ball went up in the air.  The centerfielder ran to try to catch it.  Where was the girl?

at a baseball game

200

People giggled and pointed at her feet. She didn't understand until she looked down. She turned red with embarrassment. She realized she should not have gotten dressed in the dark. Why shouldn't she have gotten dressed in the dark?

she put on two different shoes

200

The decision was difficult. No one would find out. She was the only one that would know. It would guarantee her a good grade, but was it worth it? Would she really feel proud passing this way? What was her struggle?

whether or not to cheat

200

The young woman looked down at her long dress. She felt like a princess. She and the others stood in the hall. They listened to the music. Then she heard the cue. She walked down the aisle as she held her flowers. What was the event?

a wedding

300

The girl saved all her money. It was exactly what she wanted. She imagined riding down the road pedaling effortlessly. She thought about adding a basket to the front handlebars and maybe even a bell.  She finally had enough money to buy what she wanted. What did she want to buy? 

 a bike

300

The bear ate lots of nuts and fish. Her fur got thick. She prepared her den. The leaves fell from the trees and the days turned colder. What was the bear getting ready to do?

hibernate

300

This is my favorite place to shop! You can buy clothes, toys, food and lots of other stuff here.  When we pulled up, I saw the big red circles on the front of the building.    What is this place?

Target

300

The cat stretches and yawns. She strolls over to her favorite spot. The sun shines in and makes it very warm. She watches the birds and squirrels. Sometimes the fresh air blows in on her. She climbs up into her soft bed and looks outside for a while. Then she curls up and goes to sleep. Where is the cat's favorite spot?

by the window

300

The man measures the wood and uses a saw to cut it. He puts the wood in place and hammers nails into it. When it is done, it will have 5 drawers and look great in his bedroom.  He continues until the entire thing is built. What is this man making? 

a dresser

400

The boy found it in the middle of the road on his way home from school. It was very tiny so he picked it up. He fed it food for several weeks. Soon, it grew and started poking his head out of his shell whenever the boy came near it.  What is it?  

 a turtle

400

The students were very quiet as the teacher walked around the room.  They were surrounded by books and sat reading quietly.  Where are the students?

in the library

400

The children got off the bus with their teachers and friends.  They walked inside the building and saw lots of things from history.  There was even a giant dinosaur on display!  They enjoyed their day of learning away from school.  Where were they?  

a museum

400

The boy rode his bike to his friend's house after dinner. When he got there, he rang the bell. He waited, but no one came to the door. He looked in the driveway. The car was not there. There were no lights on and the windows were all closed. The boy got back on his bike and went home. What did the boy think?

 no one was home

400

The girl sneezed. Her dad felt her forehead and took her temperature. She told him her throat hurt. He pulled the blankets over her. He told her to try to sleep while he called the school. Why did he call the school?

she was sick and would be absent

500

There are no other kids Junior's age on his block, so there is no one for him to play with when he goes outside.   What can you infer about how Junior might feel.

Junior might feel lonely

500

While eating dinner mom said, "Tasha, your father and I found the perfect place for you to spend your summer earning money.  A new family moved in down the block.  They have 3 little kids and both parents have to work."  

What might Tasha's summer job be? 

Babysitting

500

I don't really like attention.  I don't like to talk in front of a lot of people.  I prefer to hang out with my family and just a few close friends.  I don't like talking with new people.  How can you describe this person? 

shy

500

I said out loud, "please let me find him." I don't know how he got out or how long he's been gone.  Then she noticed a hole dug under the fence.  Which direction should I look first?  His favorite place to run is the park, I'll start there.  What is she looking for? 

a dog
500

Susan woke up before her alarm clock rang. She dreaded the day. She remembered that she had fun with her friends all weekend when she should have been studying. Now she's out of time.  What is she dreading?  

taking a test 

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