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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 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."

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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
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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.
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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

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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

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

Winter

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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.

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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

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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.
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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.
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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?

Mike will change his mind and stay inside.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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."
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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?

The classmate did not get a lot of sleep and is tired

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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.
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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.
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Mr. Craig was at the park with his family. He was the family cook and stood at the grill cooking the hot dogs while everyone else swam in the pool. The little boy had been standing by the tree for a few minutes before Mr. Craig really noticed him. "Do you need any help?" the boy asked. "No, I think I've got it under control!" Mr. Craig chuckled. Then he noticed the boy's dirty t-shirt and ragged pants. "I might need some help eating all of these hot dogs though," Mr. Craig said. "I think I may have cooked too many. Would you like one?" "Okay," the boy said. "I wouldn't want you to have too many." Why had the boy asked to help Mr. Craig? What clues helped you to make this inference?
The boy was homeless and hungry. Text evidence from the story that helped me to make this inference is " he noticed the boy's dirty t-shirt and ragged pants." Mr. Craig stated " I might need some help eating all of these hot dogs though."
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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!"

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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. Some clues are: When we woke up the next morning we saw snapped trees and our neighbors lawn chair in our backyard.

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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 said 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.

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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

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Anastasia sat by the fountain in the park with her head in her palms. She was weeping mournfully and wearing all black. In between gasps and sobs, Anastasia cried out a name: “Oh... John...” And then her cell phone beeped. Her hand ran into her purse and her heart fluttered. The text message was from John. She opened up the message and read the few bare words, “I need to get my jacket back from you.” Anastasia threw her head into her arms and continued sobbing. What relationship do John and Anastasia have? Why do you feel this way?
They were boyfriend and girlfriend and they broke up. Anastasia was crying at the fountain and saying his name.
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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 grab, brushed her teeth in two swipes, threw her books into her backpack, and then ran out the door.