Plot
Vocabulary
Inferences
Bonus
100

During what time of the year does the story take place?

A. Spring


Bonus Question: 200

100

What does the word rivals mean?

D. People competing for the same goal

100

What is the purpose of the story?

B. entertain the reader about rival girls

100

What is being compared in the simile?

The girls speed to a cheetah's

200

Who are the three main characters?

Kasey, Mrs. Morrow, Rachel

200

Which answer is an example of a simile?

Kasey and Rachel took off like cheetahs. 


Bonus question: 100

200

What perspective (point of view) is the story written in?

C. Third person


Bonus Question: 300

200

Which 2 sentences provide evidence for plot 100? (During which time of the year does the story take place?)

Paragraph 1

It was the first week of May. The air was fresh and the sun was bright. 

300

What is the turning point that brings the story to a conclusion?

A. Kasey tells Rachel they should join the track team together. 

300

You can tell from this story that-

B. Mrs. Morrow is concerned about the health of the girls

300

What key words help you know the perspective (point of view)?

She, they, their names

400

How is the problem solved? 

The girls are tied and Kasey suggests joining the junior high track team in a few years since they are both quick. 

400

The phrase settle the score in this story means to-

C. determine an argument
400

Explain why the fourth grade students were not usually allowed on the track (include text evidence).

Paragraph 1: They are struggling to find enough energy. They could be dehydrated. 

500

The table below shows a sequence of events in the story. Which answer belongs in the blank box of the table?

Story timeline
1. Mrs. Morrow brings the class to the track.
2. _____
3. Mrs. Morrow warns the girls to pace themselves.
4. Rachel and Kasey sit down. 

D. Rachel and Kasey shout at each other during one of the races. 

500

Which sentence from the story does not indicate the girls are competitive with each other?

B. They wouldn't be able to make trophies fast enough for a team with the both of us on it!

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