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100

David couldn't believe his eyes. It was even bigger than he ever imagined it could be. He couldn't wait to see Mickey Mouse and ride the rides. How does David feel about being here? What clues from this passage helped you to make this inference?

David is excited to be at Disney World ( Land). I know this because the text states, "he couldn't wait to see Mickey Mouse and ride the rides".

100

Pat walked into her grandma’s backyard. She smelled hay and cows. She heard chickens cluck and roosters crow. Where does her Grandma live?

In a farm

100

Jeremy had a garden. His favorite flower had five petals. It and a small white center. It was the color of a clear sky. Which sentence tells you what color the flower is?

It was the color of a clear sky.

100

When David won the grand prize, he was ecstatic .He loved roller coasters and had won enough tickets to go every ride at the amusement park.He decided to share his winnings and invited all the kids who had participated in the contest to go with him. How would you describe David?

Generous and kind

100

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 her teacher. Why did he call her teacher?

She is sick and would be absent

200

Janice couldn’t wait to leave. She grabbed her gloves, a scarf, a warm hat, and some thick socks. She walked down the snow covered street and watched her breath hit the air. What season is it in? How do you know?

It's winter. I know this because the text states "she walked down the snow covered street and watched her breath hit the air".
200

Elizabeth was so proud of her garden. She planted the seeds early in the spring and watered the plants every morning. Last Friday, her mom called and asked her to come over for the weekend because she was feeling sick. When Elizabeth came back home, her plants were bent and drooping. Why were the plans bent and drooping?

She had not watered them for a few days.

200

The woman arrived early to make sure she could find a good seat. She always made a point to arrive before the lights went out, as there was nothing worse than sitting behind a tall person who blocked the view. She found the perfect spot- the aisle seat of a middle row. She placed her drink in the cup holder and settled in for the next couple of hours. Where is the woman?

At the movie theater 

200
The boy sat down for dinner. He took peas, carrots, beans, and potatoes. He did not take any bread, fruit, or meat. What can you tell about the boy?
He likes vegetables.
200
Andrew played soccer after school. At home he watched a basketball game. He traded baseball cards with his friend. What can you tell about Andrew?
He likes sports.
300

Mike wants to go swimming. He gets his suit and towel. He puts on sandals. Mike gets a beach ball. Suddenly, he hears thunder and lightning. What will Mike do next and why?

Mike will change his mind and stay inside since the "thunder and lightning" won't allow him to swim anymore.

300

Jane knew she had to make this shot. The whole game depended on her. She dribbled the ball and threw it. She closed her eyes and hoped she made it. What game is Jane playing? What sentence helped you to infer this?

Jane is playing basketball She dribbled the ball and threw it.

300

It was 8:30 on Thursday night. Emily stared at the large, empty poster board on her bed. Then, she looked at the stack of books about Abraham Lincoln on her desk. Emily started to cry. Why do you think Emily was crying?

Emily was unable to finish her project, which was due the next day.

300
Carlos woke up late at night. It was dark. He heard a loud bump. Something tapped on his window. Something moved in the corner. Carlos hid under his covers What sentence tells you how Carlos feels?
Carlos hid under his covers.
300
The little boy looked sheepishly down at the ground. His Mom clenched her teeth. She couldn't believe what he had just done! How is his Mom feeling? What clues helped you to infer this from the passage.
His Mom is upset. I know this because the text said, " His Mom clenched her teeth."
400

You are in class and one of your peers walks in late. His shirt is untucked and wrinkled. He forgot his homework. He seems exhausted and frazzled, and doesn’t seem to know what is going on in class today. He looks concerned, and he is yawning every other minute.  What can you infer about the situation? Where in the text did you draw this inference from?


The classmate did not get a lot of sleep and is tired since he seemed "exhausted and frazzled" to the point of "yawning every other minute".

400
All the girls giggled while they painted their toenails. Next they would tell scary stories and eat popcorn before going to sleep. What can you infer from this passage? What words from the passage helped you to infer this?
The girls were having a sleep over. They would tell scary stories and eat popcorn before going to sleep. The girls giggled while they painted their toenails.
400
Mary was very proud of her garden. She'd planted the seeds early in the spring and tended to the plants every day since then. She pulled the weeds so they'd have lots of space. She knew that the plants needed plenty of water, so she watered them every day too. Last Saturday her friend Pam called early in the morning and invited Mary to spend the day at the mall. They left early and spent the day there, even taking in a movie.Pam then invited Mary to sleep over Saturday night too, and she happily accepted. When Mary arrived home on Sunday afternoon, her beautiful plants were bent and drooping. Why were the plants drooping? What clue in the story helped you to make this inference?
Mary had not watered the plants. The plants needs a lot of water.
400

What does RACE stand for? And what does the R+A sentence create?

Restate/Recite, Answer, Cite Evidence, and Explain

R+A = Topic Sentence (for that paragraph)

400

Mandi thought everyone had forgotten her birthday. This morning at the breakfast table, no one had even wished her a "Happy Birthday!" No one mentioned it all day long--not even her mother, and Mom never forgot anything. She had noticed her sisters whispering at lunch. She thought that was kind of rude! Her mom sent her to the store for a loaf of bread in the middle of the afternoon. Mandi didn't know why she had to go. Why couldn't her sister Sarah go? Sarah was older. And since when was bread such an emergency? She grumbled to herself all the way to the store and back. It was bad enough everyone had forgotten her birthday, she also had to run everyone's errands! As she dragged herself into the kitchen, she was startled to hear, "SURPRISE!" They hadn't forgotten after all. What did Maddie's family plan for her? What clues helped you to make this inference?

Her family planned a surprise party for her birthday. Some clues from the passage include: Her Mom never forgets anything. She had noticed her sisters whispering at lunch. Mom sent her to the store for a loaf of bread. She was startled to hear, "SURPRISE!"

500

When we woke up the next morning we saw snapped trees and our neighbors lawn chair in our backyard. We were thankful to be alive. What can you infer from this passage? What clues told you this?

We can infer that there was a bad storm during the night since they "woke up the next morning [and] saw snapped trees", and they saw their "neighbors lawn chair in [their] backyard".

500

There is a big storm today and it's going to last until tomorrow. Jimmy is supposed to pick up his friend Lily from the airport. Jimmy's phone was ringing and say Lily's name. He picked up the phone and said, "Okay. Just tell me when you get there." What do you think Lily told Jimmy?

Lily's flight got delayed by the storm.

500

The students were very quiet when the teacher walked over to the science center. The children sat at their desks and looked down at their hands. No one made a sound. The teacher looked around the classroom. Then she saw the pieces on the floor. What happened in the classroom?

Someone had broken something in the science room

500

DOUBLE JEOPARDY!! BOTH TEAMS CAN ANSWER!

What are the 6 things to cite correctly in order? Be sure to state which portion is the intext citation.

Sentence Stem, Quotation Marks (around the quote), Parentheses, Authors Last Name, and Page # to make the intext citation, and the endpoint.

500

Cassie rolled over in her bed as she felt the sunlight hit her face. The beams were warming the back of her neck when she slowly realized that it was a Thursday, and she felt a little too good for a Thursday. Struggling to open her eyes, she looked up at the clock. “9:48,” she shouted, “Holy cow!” Cassie jumped out of bed, threw on the first outfit that she grabbed, brushed her teeth in two swipes, threw her books into her backpack, and then ran out the door. What problem is Cassie having? What text evidence supports this finding?

Cassie woke up late for school. "9:48," she shouted, "Holy Cow!" Cassie jumped out of bed, threw on the first outfit that she could grabbed, brushed her teeth in two swipes, threw her books into her backpack, and then ran out the door.

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