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Everyone loves the thrill of playing games with the family. Why not enjoy those games every day at home? Whether words or action, mazes or phrases, you can access many Kidwhiz games anytime you like. Just sign up for a one-year membership with the Kidwhiz program. Over 100 games available, zapped to your home computer in a matter of seconds. Here is what some of our happy customers are saying: • "Kidwhiz games are fantastic!" • "You'll never be bored again." • "The one-year membership makes it affordable and easy." • "More people should take advantage of this great offer." What can you infer about the Kidwhiz game? a. The whole family can play at once b. It takes one year to learn the game c. It does not cost any money. d. It is a computer game
What is A.?
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Choose the word whose meanings fit both sentences. I asked him not to ______ the glass. It looks like there is only one ______ left. A. drink C. drop B. cup D. break
What is C. Drop?
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The foundation of every pizza is the crust, and good crust comes from good dough. You might be surprised to learn that pizza dough is made from nothing more than flour, water, yeast, olive oil, salt, and sometimes sugar. Start by adding your yeast packet to a cup of warm water. Let the yeast activate, and then add two cups of flour, two tablespoons of olive oil, two teaspoons of sugar, and a teaspoon of salt. Mix all of that together and wait half an hour for the dough to rise. Now you’re ready to roll it out! Getting a free pizza from Mortini’s Pizza Parlor is as easy as pie, pizza pie. You’ll see. Start by placing your order. I suggest that you choose a white, New York style pizza with lots of cheese, but you can get whatever floats your boat. After placing your order, wait until your pizza comes. It may take thirty minutes to an hour (longer on Super Bowl Sunday). When your pizza finally arrives, pay your deliver driver. Don’t forget to tip. Then, eat your pizza, or just throw it away. We’re fine with either. But before you throw it away, grab the coupon off the top of the box and save it in a drawer. Collect ten of these coupons and the next time you place your order from Mortini’s Pizza Parlor, you can redeem them for a free pizza. Now you see, getting a free pizza from Mortini’s is as easy as eating pizza.
What is Chronological Order/Sequencing?
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If you read an editorial in the newspaper, the author's purpose is to a. entertain. b. persuade. c. inform. d. create a mysterious mood.
What is C. Inform
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Find the seven mistakes and make the corrections. ms. korbas students is superstars and will ardent when takeing the FSA
What is Ms. Korba's students are superstars and will ardent when taking the FSA.
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Astronauts must go through difficult training because just about everything is done differently in space. Astronauts must learn how to walk and work without gravity. They must practice wearing spacesuits. They must even learn how to eat and sleep while weightless. Many different machines help the astronauts prepare for space travel. Some machines are simulators, or machines that recreate some of the conditions of outer space here on Earth. The 1/6 Gravity Chair simulates the moon’s weaker gravity. On the moon a person weighs one-sixth of what he or she weighs on Earth. In the Multi-Axis Trainer (MAT), astronauts experience what it is like to be in a tumbling spacecraft. The Five Degrees of Freedom (5DF) Chair simulates the challenges of fl oating weightlessly. Which sentence best states the main idea?
What is Astronauts must go through difficult training because just about everything is done differently in space?
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You should always _____ an agreement with a handshake. Be sure you _____ the plastic storage bag, so it won’t leak. E. seal F. clamp G. use H. fill
What is E. Seal?
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Most people have had red pizza, or pizza covered with red sauce, but have you ever had white pizza? White pizza is made in almost the same way as red pizza: the dough rises and is rolled out, toppings are applied, and it is cooked in an oven—but the key difference is that white pizza does not have any tomato sauce on it. Instead, a white pizza may have olive oil or no sauce at all. I like white pizza more than red pizza because you can really taste the ingredients. Adding some fresh tomatoes to a white pizza will give it that tomato flavor without the completely overwhelming taste of the red sauce that covers most pizzas. If you have not had a white pizza, I recommend that you order or make one today. Cooking the perfect pizza at home can be quite a challenge. You may find that it’s difficult to get your oven to the right temperature. If the oven is too hot the crust will burn, become hard, and taste bad. If your oven isn’t hot enough, the crust may get soggy. Even at the perfect temperature, extra moisture from your ingredients may prevent the bottom of the crust from fully cooking, but don’t let oven temperature stop you from building the pizza of your dreams. Get yourself a pizza stone. A pizza stone will get very hot when preheated and will allow your crust to fully cook without burning it. Then you can pile the ingredients on your pizza and have a crispy crust that isn’t burned. That’s the way to go.
What is Compare/Contrast and Cause/Effect
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The Andes Mountains are located down the west side of South America and are the longest chain of mountains in the world. The Andes start at the top of South America and go along the coast to the bottom of South America, which spans over 400 miles. There are a lot of volcanoes found in the mountains and many are active. Like California, earthquakes are a normal occurrence and have killed many people. The reason the author wrote the selection is a. to inform the reader how dangerous California can be. b. to show the similarities between South America and San Francisco. c. to describe the Andes Mountains. d. to inform the reader that earthquakes kill people.
What is C?
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Find the nine mistakes and make the corrections. Ms. Korba said he go to disney world in the sumer
What is Ms. Korba said, "He will go to Disney World in the summer."
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Wesley often found new ways of doing things that he liked better than the ordinary ways. Some of Wesley’s ideas helped him prove himself to the other children in the neighborhood. Before Wesley founded Weslandia, the children in the neighborhood had teased him because they did not understand him. Instead of fitting in by imitating the others, Wesley made friends by being himself.

What is Always be true to yourself?

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The weather announcer said we would have an afternoon __________. • When Aunt Tilly visits, she usually likes to __________ me with special gifts. a. shower b. meeting c. game d. flow
What is A. shower?
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Cotton candy sure is a delicious treat, but it isn’t exactly the tidiest. Eating it may make a sticky mess, particularly in humid locations during the summer. The sugar may melt all over your face and hands, leaving behind colorful, sticky goo. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t enjoy cotton candy. You just have to make sure that you are properly prepared to deal with the mess. Since cotton candy is made from sugar, it is water soluble, meaning that water will dissolve the cotton candy. If you have a wet towel, you can clean the mess right off of your face, hands, and wherever else you may find it. This will make cleaning up the cotton candy mess a breeze. So don’t let your desire to be clean prevent you from enjoying this tasty confection, just be prepared to clean it up before you grab a sticky clump. When cotton candy is sold at markets or events, it is usually pink or blue, but the natural color of cotton candy is as white the sugar that is used to make it. The reason why cotton candy appears blue or pink is because of food coloring. Gelled food coloring is added to the white sugar before it is spun, which causes the sugar molecules to combine with the pigments in the food coloring. These food dyes do not affect the taste of the cotton candy in any noticeable way, but they do transform the treat into the brightly colored confection that consumers expect. This is why you will rarely find white cotton candy. What do you think? Would you buy a bag of white cotton candy, or do you think that it would be too weird?
What is Problem/Solution and Cause/Effect
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Do you ever go out and look at the stars? The stars fascinate many people, and some say that you can tell a lot about what will happen by studying them. The sky is divided into 88 known areas that scientists study. Inside these areas are many stars, which are called constellations. Many constellations were named as far back as the 1500s. Some named constellations are the zodiac signs; Aries, Pisces, and Taurus. Other constellations that might be familiar to you are the Little Dipper, Big Dipper, and the Great Bear. The author believes that a. the Little Dipper is the best constellation. b. people don't care about studying stars as much as they used to in the 1500s. c. the study of stars has fascinated people for hundreds of years. d. you cannot tell much by looking at the stars.
What is C?
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Find the three mistakes and make the corrections. The scool Principle will visit the class tommorrow.
What is The school principal will visit the class tomorrow.
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Ms. Korba is very proud of her 5th grade students. She knows that when taking the Reading FSA they will use strategies to help them understand the passage and the questions. They will underline key words, circle the most important word, and use process of elimination. She predicts that they will make great gains from last year. What is the main idea and theme?
What is Ms. Korba is very proud of her 5th grade students and Always Do Your Best?
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Pick the choice that uses the underlined word in the same way as in the original sentence. Lack of money drove Joyce to sell the farm. A. The blizzard drove Marlene to decide to stay home and be alone on Christmas. B. Dad drove us to the mall but Mom said she would take us home. C. The family drove three hours to see the ocean.
What is A.?
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"Well, an infection can also make you lose your hearing for a while." The guide continued, "If the tube that goes from your middle ear to the back of your throat gets blocked, germs can get trapped inside. Your ear will hurt and feel like it's ready to burst. When the doctor looks with a special flashlight, the eardrum appears red and doesn't move in and out as it should. If you have an ear infection, you may have to take medicine for it. Sometimes doctors have to operate to open up blocked tubes or put in new tubes to keep the middle ear from getting infected. "Sensory (SEN-suh-ree) hearing loss means part of the inner ear is not working. A person may hear some sounds but not others, or sounds may be muffled. Sensory hearing loss can be caused by a number of things. Sometimes the ears don't develop properly before a baby is born. There are also some serious infections that can cause sensory hearing loss in kids. Sensory hearing loss is usually permanent. Kids with sensory hearing loss may need to wear hearing aids."
What is Cause/Effect?
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What is the point of view of the passage? Harold Davis took a deep breath and slowly started to peel the gauze from the wound on his grandmother’s leg. “Hold on, Grandma. I’m almost done,” He said quietly. “Don’t worry, baby. It doesn’t hurt too much,” she quietly replied. “Just take your time.” Harold glanced up at his grandmother lying on the couch. He could tell she was in pain from the way she gripped the cushions, but still she managed to smile back at him.
What is Third Person Limited?
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Find the six mistakes and make the corrections. Rachael went to Lauras house to swim in the pool. First, Rachael and Laura swimmed around underwater. Than, rachael went down the water slide. After that, Lauras dog jumped in the pool. Finally, Laura and Rachael got out of the pool and drank Lemonade.
What is Rachael went to Laura's house to swim in the pool. First, Rachael and Laura swam around underwater. Then, Rachael went down the water slide. After that, Laura's dog jumped in the pool. Finally, Laura and Rachael got out of the pool and drank lemonade.
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Ms. Korba's 5th grade students want to have a party at the end of the school year, but they have a problem. The students are having difficulty determining which activities would be the most fun. They decide to brainstorm ideas and then vote. Two of the activities had the same amount of votes. The students began to argue about their choices. Then some of the students said that they would back off and let the other students have their choice. Ms. Korba and the students decided that their end of the year activities would include a field trip to Strikers, a BBQ, a dance, an autograph party, a game day, and an Ooey Gooey Day. The students who changed their mind knew that they had made the right decision for an awesome end of the year! What is the main idea and theme?
What is Ms. Korba's 5th grade students wanted to have a party at the end of the year and It is always best to compromise than to argue.
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Which sentence uses the word field as it is used in the sentence below? The scientist was an expert in the field of wildflowers. A. The school field was covered in yellow goldenrod. B. the baseball players spent the end of the inning in the field. C. the field of astronomy can be fascinating to study.
What is C.?
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1. Wild chimpanzees are rapidly disappearing. Some people are trying to solve this problem. Otherwise, chimpanzees may one day exist only in zoos. People are trying to save the rain forests and woodlands where the chimps live from being cut down. It will take many people working together to solve this problem. 2. Chimpanzees and humans are alike in many ways. A baby chimp laughs when its mother tickles it. After chimpanzees fight, they kiss and make up. When one chimpanzee comforts another, it gives it a hug or pat on the back. There are, of course, many ways that chimpanzees and humans are different. Chimpanzees are smaller and stronger than humans. An adult male chimpanzee stands three or four feet tall and weighs about 100 pounds. But a chimpanzee can lift more weight than a man who is six feet tall. 3. Chimps live in groups and like each other a lot, but sometimes they fight. Because they don’t want to stay angry at each other after a fight, they make up by holding a hand out to the other and kissing. They show they are sorry with pats and hugs. Then the anger goes away. 4. A chimpanzee’s body is made for climbing and swinging in the trees. First, it uses its long arms to reach a branch. Next, with its flexible hands and feet, it grabs and hooks on to the branch. Finally, it swings from that branch to another branch of tree. 5. It is fun to read about chimpanzees. All wild chimpanzees live in Africa. They live mostly in thick rain forests and in woodlands. There are two types, or species, of chimpanzees—the common chimpanzee and the bonobo, also known as the pygmy chimpanzee.
What is 1.Problem/Solution 2.Compare/Contrast 3.Cause/Effect 4.Chronological/Sequence 5.Description
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What is the Point of View of the passage? The previous night, make your plans for the next day and write them down… If you attend an exclusive Samurai’s party and feel timid, you cannot do your part in making it a successful party. You had first better prepare by convincing yourself that you will have a grand time. And you should feel grateful for the invitation.
What is Second Person?
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Find the eight mistakes and make the corrections. Jennifer Megan and Sarah whent to the candy shop. Jennifer bought a small bocks of fudge. Sarah paid fifty sents for a bag of jellybeans. Megan bought sum Twizzlers. The grls all walked to the park where they eated their candy.
What is Jennifer, Megan, and Sarah went to the candy shop. Jennifer bought a small box of fudge. Sarah paid fifty cents for a bag of jellybeans. Megan bought some Twizzlers. The girls all walked to the park where they ate their candy.
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