Fact/Opinion
Making Inferences
Predictions
Main Idea
Audience
100

Arlington is the best school ever!

What is an opinion?

100

Rony was so excited to eat lunch at school today. Spaghetti was his favorite! He worked hard during his morning subjects, but still had lunch on his mind. When lunch time finally came, he lined up happily. When he got to the cafeteria, he saw that they were having hamburgers instead. Make an inference about Rony.

What is "Rony was disappointed?"

100

Kingston was in a pie eating contest. He wanted to win. The winner would be the person who could eat the most pie in twenty minutes. The winner would get a prize. After twenty minutes, no one had eaten as many pies as Kingston. Make a prediction about what will happen in the contest.

What is "Kingston will win the contest and get a prize"?

100

There are many different kinds of bears in the world. Black bears live in North America. Grizzly bears also live in North America. They are very dangerous. The white Polar bear lives in the Arctic. The biggest bear is the Kodiak bear that is found in Alaska. What is the main idea of this text passage? A. Bears live in North America. B. Bears are dangerous. C. There are many kinds of bears.

What is "There are many kinds of bears."

100

A cooking article

What is "People who are interested in cooking?"

200

Arlington Elementary is in Lexington, Kentucky.

What is a fact?

200

Marta walked into a large building. She walked around and saw vegetables, bread, chips and lots of other food. She also saw toys, games and bikes. Make an inference about where Marta is.

What is "Marta is at WalMart (grocery store)"

200

Jorely and her mother went shopping. First, they went to the bank. Inside the bank there was a large box where money was kept. Jorely's mother told her not to touch the box or an alarm would go off. Jorely touched the box by mistake. Make a prediction about what will happen.

What is "An alarm will go off"?

200

Bats are fascinating animals. They are not birds, they are flying mammals. Some bats eat fruit, others eat insects. Bats are experts at flying. They use a system called echolocation to fly quickly in the dark. Which is the main idea of this text passage? A. Bats are flying mammals. B. Bats are fascinating animals. C. Some bats eat fruit.

What is "Bats are fascinating animals."

200

A book about Minecraft

Who are "kids?"

300

Fortnite is a fun game!

What is an opinion?

300

Adrian ran super fast around the track. Next, he jumped rope for 2 minutes. Then, he did 10 push-ups. To celebrate the whole class doing so well, they got to finish with a Just Dance video. Make an inference about what special Adrian is in.

What is "Adrian is in gym class"?

300

Giovanni loved biking. He had biked in all kinds of weather. He had been planning this bike trip for weeks. Today was going to be great. He woke up early and looked out the window. It was raining! Make a prediction about whether or not Giovanni will go on his bike trip today.

What is "Giovanni will go on his bike trip even though it is raining"?

300

Many types of bacteria are helpful. For example, some are able to take nitrogen from the air. They then put it into the soil. This makes the soil better for growing plants. Some bacteria are helpful in making cheese. Other bacteria are helpful in making vinegar. What is the main idea of this text passage? A. Bacteria puts nitrogen from the air into the soil. B. Bacteria helps make food. C. Some types of bacteria helps humans.

What is "Some types of bacteria helps humans."

300

A book about being a better teacher

Who are "teachers."

400

Mrs. Ward is 38 years old.

What is a fact?

400

There are many different ways of going to school. Some children go to school by radio. The teacher talks to the children over the radio. The children can talk back to the teacher. In some desert countries, children go to school in tents. They people move across the desert, carrying the tent school with them. In some hot countries, children go to school outside all year long. They do not sit in buildings. The sit on the grass. Make an inference about why children in hot countries go to school outside all year long.

What is "It would be too hot to have school inside a building so they sit on the cool grass"?

400
Rose filled a large glass with some milk for her younger sister, Pamela, to drink. However, Pamela wanted to drink from a smaller glass. When Rose left the kitchen, Pamela got a smaller glass. "I'm going to pour all the milk from the big glass into the small glass," Pamela said. Make a prediction about what will happen.
What is "Pamela's glass will be too small to hold all of the milk, so she will make a mess"?
400

Our solar system is very large. It includes the eight planets that turn around the sun. These planets include Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. There are also hundreds of thousands of smaller planets in this system. They are called asteroids. Each asteroid is much smaller than any of the eight large planets. What is the main idea of this text passage? A. Our solar system is made up of the Sun, the nine large planets and many asteroids. B. Pluto used to be a planet but now is a dwarf planet. C. There are eight large planets in our solar system.

What is "Our solar system is made up of the Sun, the nine large planets and many asteroids."

400

A short story about animals.

Who are "people who like animals?"

500

Ms. Houston is an amazing teacher!

What is a fact/opinion

500

Sparta and Athens were Greek cities. Long ago, the people of both cities sent their children to school. The children learned different things there. In Sparta, the children went to school outdoors. They learned how to jump and run. They learned how to dance. They learned how to play many different games. In Athens, only boys went to school. They learned how to read, write, and speak correctly. They learned how to count and use numbers. Make an inference about schooling for girls in Sparta and Athens.

What is "Girls went to school in Sparta but not in Athens"?

500

The earth's movement of turning around the sun once each year is called the earth's revolution. The four seasons of winter, spring, summer and fall are caused by this action. The four seasons do not always happen at the same time at different places around the world. One reason for this is that the earth is tilted as it moves. Make a prediction about what would happen to the seasons if the earth stopped revolving.

What is "If the earth stopped revolving, we wouldn't have seasons"?

500

Honeybees form large hives. There are thousands of bees in a hive. One bee is the queen. She lays the eggs. Some bees gather nectar and pollen from flowers to make honey. Other bees protect the hive. Some bees keep the hive clean. Still other bees help the queen. Each bee has a special job to do in the bee hive. What is the main idea of this text passage? A. Bees work together to make honey. B. Each bee has a job to do in a beehive. C. The queen is the most important bee.

What is "Each bee has a job to do in a beehive."

500

An article explaining how to beat a video game.

Who are "kids."

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