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Mrs. Hawkins likes to go fishing. Yesterday she goed fishing out in the ocean on her boat. Really big fish. Mrs. Hawkins has special boots she wears while fishing. The boots keep her foots safe from fishing hooks. Mrs. Hawkins friends’ were fishing on the same day and they were shocked at all of she fish that were caught.

Replace goed with 

    a. gone

    b. goed (no change)

    c. went

c. went

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Which word has the same vowel sound as Tom?

    a. boy

    b. box

    c. boa

b. box

100

                         Tom and Fran

Fran saw Tom’s sad face. “Don’t be glum, Tom,” she told him. “Look at my back feet. They are like flippers. They are good for swimming. That’s why I won.” “‘Don’t be glum, Tom,’ she told him.” 

 Which word in paragraph 4 gives a clue to the meaning of glum?

A)    Sad

B)    Back

C)    Good

A)    Sad

100

                  Jewels and Salt

How is the princess's perspective different from the king's?

a. She knows that salt is important

b. She wants to leave the king's home

c. She does not want to forgive the king

a. She knows that salt is important

200

Mrs. Hawkins likes to go fishing. Yesterday she goed fishing out in the ocean on her boat. Really big fish. Mrs. Hawkins has special boots she wears while fishing. The boots keep her foots safe from fishing hooks. Mrs. Hawkins friends’ were fishing on the same day and they were shocked at all of she fish that were caught.

Replace she with

    a. me

    b. she (no change)

    c. her

c. her

200

“Third, you can collect the rain that does fall.”

Now read the dictionary entry for collect.

collect (col•lect) verb

  1. to save something as a hobby

    2. to gather in a container

    3. to ask for and receive payment 

    4. to pile up in one place

Which meaning best fits the way collect is used in the sentence?

    a. Meaning 1

    b. Meaning 2

    c. Meaning 3

    d. Meaning 4

b. Meaning 2

200

Which word has the same vowel sound as soon?

    a. soak

    b. foot

    c. knew

c. knew

200

                           Tom and Fran

9 At last Tom felt happy. “Now I know why I have toes!” he said. “They help me grip the ground. They make me fast on land.” 

What does the word grip mean as it is used in paragraph 9?

A)    Look around

B)    Hold on to

C)    Hide under

B)    Hold on to

200

                  Jewels and Salt

Which sentence best describes the king's perspective?

a. He does not think things through

b. He is very kind to his daughters

c. He likes salt more than jewels

a. He does not think things through

300

Mrs. Hawkins likes to go fishing. Yesterday she goed fishing out in the ocean on her boat. Really big fish. Mrs. Hawkins has special boots she wears while fishing. The boots keep her foots safe from fishing hooks. Mrs. Hawkins friends’ were fishing on the same day and they were shocked at all of she fish that were caught.

Replace foots with

    a. feets

    b.foots (no change)

    c. feet

c. feet

300

“But these thick sheets of ice are slowly melting.”

Now read the dictionary entry for the word sheet.

sheet (shet) noun

  1. a covering for a bed.

  2. a thin layer of something, such as plastic.

  3. a piece of paper.

  4. A broad, flat area or surface.

Which meaning of sheet is used in the sentence?

    a. Meaning 1

    b. Meaning 2

    c. Meaning 3

    d. Meaning 4

d. Meaning 4

300

Which word has the same ending vowel sound as here?

    a. career

    b. there

    c. pear

a. career

300

                  Traveling Frogs of Texas

Read these sentences from paragraph 4.

“The soil in the pots gets damp. Most frogs hatch in water and become tadpoles.”

Which word from paragraph 4 gives a clue to the meaning of damp?

A)    Plants

B)    Water

C)    Jump

B)    Water

300

                            Getting Along

What is Rosa's perspective?

a. She does not like new kids.

b. She wants people to like her.

c. She cares about other people.

c. She cares about other people.

400

Mrs. Hawkins likes to go fishing. Yesterday she goed fishing out in the ocean on her boat. Really big fish. Mrs. Hawkins has special boots she wears while fishing. The boots keep her foots safe from fishing hooks. Mrs. Hawkins friends’ were fishing on the same day and they were shocked at all of she fish that were caught.

Replace friends' with

    a. friends

    b. friends’ (no change)

    c. friend’s

a. friends

400

“In the past, hunters used dog sleds to find game.”

Now read the dictionary entry for the word game.

game (gam) noun

  1. a sports competition.

  2. a playful activity

  3. a type of work or business

  4. animals that are hunted

Which meaning of game is used in the sentence?

    a. Meaning 1

    b. Meaning 2

    c. Meaning 3

    d. Meaning 4

 d. Meaning 4

400

Which word has the same beginning vowel sound as tried?

    a. spider

    b. basic

    c. picnic

a. spider

400

                          Jewels and Salt

11 "Many people brought the prince bread. He tried each loaf. Then he tried the princess’s bread. His eyes lit up. He looked at her. He said, “You healed me!”"

What word from the passage has the same meaning as tried in paragraph 11?

A)    Baked

B)    Tasted

C)    Brought

B)    Tasted

400

                          Getting Along

How does Cruz's perspective change by the end of the story? Choose two answers.

a. He is happy to listen to others.

b. He learns how to tell stories better.

c. He learns how to make friends.

d. He only wants to spend time with Rosa.

e. He understands his clothes impress others.

a. He is happy to listen to others.

c. He learns how to make friends.

500

Mrs. Hawkins likes to go fishing. Yesterday she goed fishing out in the ocean on her boat. Really big fish. Mrs. Hawkins has special boots she wears while fishing. The boots keep her foots safe from fishing hooks. Mrs. Hawkins friends’ were fishing on the same day and they were shocked at all of she fish that were caught.

Replace Really big fish with 

    a. The fish big really

    b. The fish were really big

    c. Really big fish (no change)

b. The fish were really big

500

“They stamp their feet.”

Now read the dictionary entry for stamp.

stamp (stamp)noun

  1. a printed label for mail. verb

  2. to mark with a picture or letter. verb

  3. to hit the ground hard with the foot.

Which meaning best fits the way stamp is used in the sentence?

    a. Meaning 1

    b. Meaning 2

    c. Meaning 3

c. Meaning 3

500

Which word has the same ending vowel sound as father?

    a. scarfing

    b. disturb

    c. stormed

b. disturb

500

                 Traveling Frogs of Texas

3 "Chirping frogs live in warm, shady places. They need wet weather. They hide in damp leaves and moist soil. Unlike most frogs, they don’t lay eggs in water. They lay eggs in damp leaves. Most frogs hatch in water and become tadpoles. Chirping frogs do not. They are born as teeny frogs!"

Which two words from paragraph 3 give a clue to the meaning of hatch?

A)    Shady

B)    Weather

C)    Leaves

D)    Eggs

E)    Born

D)    Eggs

E)    Born

500

                      Getting Along

The following item has two parts. Answer Part A and then answer Part B.

Part A

How does Cruz react to starting a new school?

a. He has fancy shoes.

b. He wants to be by himself.

c. He talks about himself a lot.

Part B.

Which sentence from the passage supports the answer to Part A?

a. "He pointed to his new sneakers."

b. "All fay long, Cruz boasted about himself."

b. "On Wednesday, he sat alone at lunch."

c. He talks about himself a lot.

b. "All fay long, Cruz boasted about himself."


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