If the Shoe Fits by Gary Soto
1) Was it right or wrong for Rigo to throw his 4) Now that you have studied If the Shoe Fits,
shoes into the closet? (Evaluating) what can be concluded about a humorous A Right, it is important what people like fiction story? (Analyzing)
Angel say. A It is a story that has been told for many B Right, it wasn’t the best time for Rigo years.
to wear the shoes. B It is a story that tells about events that C Wrong, Rigo outgrew the shoes at the are dangerous and exciting.
end of the summer. C It is a story that really happened. D Wrong, Kristie Hernandez did not D It is a story that tells about funny
invite him to her birthday party. events.
2) What would have happened if Rigo had not 5) What evidence suggests that Rigo’s family listened to Angel? (Integrating) was very large? (Applying) A Rigo could have worn his fancy A The author says his home was as
loafers to Kristie Hernandez’ birthday crowded as a bus.
party. B The author says Rigo pouted when he B Rigo could have worn his fancy got hand-me-down clothes.
loafers many more times. C The author says Uncle Celso did not C Rigo could have thrown water know that new clothes cost more than
balloons with the other children. $5.
D Rigo could have played soccer in his D The author says Rigo had owned
fancy loafers. loafers before.
3) How can you explain Rigo’s behavior? 6) What is the purpose of this selection? (Generating) (Organizing)
A Rigo threw the loafers into the closet A to inform
because he cared about what Angel B to explain
said to him. C to entertain
B Rigo threw the loafers into the closet D to sell
because he had many other new shoes.
C Rigo threw the loafers into the closet 7) In the sentence ‘Uncle Celso began to
because having nickels in his shoes gather the dirty plates from the table;’
was not the style. what does the word in bold mean?
D Rigo threw the loafers into the closet (Knowing)
because he knew his uncle could wear A to wash
them. B to collect
C to dry
D to do
8) Which of the following best describes
Uncle Celso? (Benchmark)
A He is as tall as Rigo.
B He is as short as Rigo.
C He is slightly taller than Rigo.
D He is slightly shorter than Rigo.
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In Gary Soto’s Shoes by Shirleyann Costigan
1) What is a biography? (Knowing) 5) Now that you have studied In Gary Soto’s
A the turning point in a person’s life Shoes, what can the reader conclude
B a story written by an author about his about Gary Soto’s life? (Analyzing)
or her own life A He loves to communicate with
C the true story of a person’s life children in many different ways.
D a story that has been told for many B He only writes children’s books.
years C He does not have a favorite poet.
D He remembers sad times when he 2) What do Rigo and Gary Soto have in thinks about his life in Fresno, common? (Organizing) California.
A They both had to worry about a
mean kid. 6) What caused Gary Soto to become
B They both played baseball. interested in writing? (Interpretation)
C They both wrote poetry. A a Geography book he found at the
D They both had an older sister. library
B a book about family, life in the city 3) Which experience most likely helped of Fresno, and Mexican farm Gary Soto write If the Shoe workers
Fits?(Connections) C a book of modern poems he found at
A As a kid he was looked after by his the library
older brother. D a book called Too Many Tamales
B He moved to Glendale after high
school. 7) Why does the selection include emails?
C He became interested in Literature (Cognition)
when he was in college. A to show that emails are better than
D He used to get hand-me-downs from books
his older brother. B to show that Gary Soto is good at
4) How are Gary Soto and Areli alike? C to show that a writer can write (Benchmark) different genres
A They both have four sisters. D to show that Gary Soto
B They both would like to know what communicates with children in many
it feels like to be the only child in the ways
C They both got a lot of attention when 8) What is the purpose of a biography?
they were little. (Organizing)
D They both have an older brother. A to tell about events that could really
B to describe events in a person’s life
C to persuade the reader
D to explain the author’s point of view
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Pushing Up the Sky by Joseph Bruchac
1) What is the problem at the beginning of 5) Which word in the play means the same the story? (Benchmark) as hitting? (Interpretation)
A The people decide to push up the sky. A getting
B Seventh Chief cannot find a long B bumping
pole. C shining
C The birds and animals decide to help D entering
D The sky is too close to Earth. 6) What would be a good title for this play?
2) What happened when the people and the A The Importance of Listening to the animals tried to push the sky randomly? Earth
(Benchmark) B The Importance of Respecting the
A Seventh Chief got mad at the people. Earth
B The sky began to move. C The Importance of Story Poles
C It did not work. D The Importance of Working
D The poles were not long enough. Together
3) What is the most likely reason the 7) Which sentence best fits in the empty box? introduction about the Snohomish people (Benchmark)
is included in the selection?(Critical Tall people bumped their heads on the sky.
Stance) The girl’s ball landed in the sky. A to build background knowledge Children could not be found because they about the origin of the play were playing in the sky. B to explain what parts of the play ? could be true C to provide the reader with a A The boy’s arrow got stuck in the sky. generalization B A great meeting was held for all the D to persuade the reader tribes. C The Creator did a very good job of 4) What is the purpose of stage directions? making the world. (Cognition) D They cut the trees to make poles. A to explain the main idea of the selection 8) What is the selection supposed to help the B to give more information about the reader do? (Cognition) Snohomish people A push up the sky C to explain where the characters are B work with others and what they are doing C read more plays D to provide the reader with a script D respect the Earth
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Native Homes by Bobbie Kalman
1) What is the main idea of the selection? 5) What type of homes was mostly used in
(Benchmark) the Southeast and California?
A why some homes were temporary A grass homes
B where people built longhouse B longhouses
villages C thatched homes
C how and why Native Americans built D cone-shaped homes
D what keeps grass homes warm in the 6) Why was it safe to build a fire inside a
winter tipi? (Conclusion)
A because families could share it 2) What is the significance of the soil being B because visitors were welcome rich? (Benchmark) C because the woman of the family
A It forced some Native peoples to was in charge of putting it out
hunt to survive. D because smoke could escape through
B It encouraged more travelling. a hole at the top
C It was not necessary to build a
permanent home. 7) What was the final step in the
D It allowed some Native peoples to construction of an adobe home?
stay in one place. (Analyzing)
A Bricks were made.
3) Based on the information in the selection, B Bricks were stacked into layers. how would you describe C Mud was used to cover the walls. longhouses?(Cognition) D Mud was used to keep the bricks
A permanent together.
C muddy 8) What could a totem pole be compared to?
D hot (Organizing)
A a family album
4) What is the function of the woven grass B a Social Studies textbook mats? (Analyzing) C a dictionary
A They kept the grass homes clean. D a television
B They kept the grass homes warm in
winter and cool in the summer.
C They were used to clean one’s shoes
before entering the grass home.
D They were used as the framework for
the walls of the grass home.
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Twister by Darleen Bailey Beard
1) How are Twister and Native Homes 5) What is the significance of beginning the different? (Analyzing) selection with an onomatopoeia? (Critical
A Twister is a social studies article. Stance)
B Native homes is an adventure story. A to encourage the reader to use swings
C Twister is fiction and Native Homes more often
is nonfiction. B to help the reader form a mental
D Only one of them takes places place picture of the swing
in the United States. C to predict what will happen next
D to understand the main idea 2) What part of Twister could be real?
(Analyzing) 6) What strategy does the author use to
A Clouds look like lions. describe hail? (Benchmark)
B Kings ride in a wheelbarrow. A simile
C Kings and queens lick orange frozen B definition
fruit bars. C exaggeration
D The porch swing hangs by two D alliteration
7) What is the organizational pattern of this 3) What causes the children to go inside? story? (Benchmark)
(Interpretation) A by groups of characters
A thunder B from generic to specific
B thick air C from most to least important
C raindrops D in time sequence
D the green sky
8) Which word would best be substituted for 4) Which is an example of figurative the word crust on page 154? (Cognition) language? (Cognition) A scab
A I jiggle along, tasting raindrops as B scar
we go. C freckle
B After a while, I dump Natt out. D posthole digger
C The sky looks green, like Mama’s
D The paint is peeling.
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The Big Storm by Bruce Hiscock
1) How does the reader know that the events 5) Which of the following belongs in the in The Big Storm really happened? empty box? (Benchmark) (Analyzing) Houses and churches were torn apart.
A Photos help the reader see what an Trees shattered.
event is like. Cars were tossed around.
B The Big Storm is fiction. ?
C There is no way to prove the events
really happened. A Hail dented cars.
D The Big Storm is make-believe. B People had to spend the night in
2) What was the first step in the big storm? C Snow began to fall on New York (Analyzing) City.
A the rain changed to snow D The tornado was very loud.
B wet air came from the ocean toward
the land 6) Why did most kids like the storm?
C winds overturned vans and campers (Evaluating)
D the pressure of the air fell to record A because there was no school
low levels B because their parents did not go to
3) What is a barometer? (Knowing) C because the Yankee game was
A a tool that measures temperature cancelled
B a tool that measures weight D because they liked the snow
C a tool that measures the pressure of
the air 7) What does the word slush mean on page
D a tool that measures quantity 192? (Cognition)
A warmer weather
4) How well did computers predict what B wet air
would happen? (Evaluating) C melted or watery snow
A The predictions were not accurate. D strong winds
B Both thunderstorms and tornadoes
happened. 8) What is the impact of locator maps?
C Tornadoes never happened. (Critical stance)
D Thunderstorms never happened. A They explain the main idea.
B They show the reader what snow
C They predict where the storm is
D They tell you where events happened.
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The Secret Footprints by Julia Alvarez
1) What is The Secret Footprints an 5) What detail belongs in the empty space? example of? (Critical Stance) (Interpretation)
A a play Guapa wanted to keep her promise: B a biography Guapa waited until it was dark.
C a legend Guapa walked behind people.
D a news article Guapa did not try clothes on. ? 2) Why is this selection called The Secret Footprints? (Organizing) A She talked to some humans. A because the ciguapas’ footprints B She walked in the woods. tricked humans C She walked on the ends of her toes. B because the ciguapas erased their D She let the family see her. footprints C because the ciguapas discovered 6) What caused Guapa to watch the family human footprints having a picnic? (Organizing) D because the ciguapas liked humans A Her curiosity outweighed her promise to the queen. 3) What trait best describes the girl in the B She was extremely thirsty. selection? (Organizing) C She wanted to live with humans. A afraid D She was not afraid of doctors. B courageous C ugly-looking 7) Which statement about Guapa is best D introverted supported by the selection? (Interpretation) 4) In what way might Guapa’s behavior put A She twisted both her ankles badly. the ciguapas in danger? (Applying) B She pretends she is hurt to keep the A They may learn a new skill. secret of the ciguapas safe. B They may like the human lifestyle. C She does not want the boy to stay C They may get mad at her. with her. D They may be discovered by humans. D She shares the secret of the ciguapas with the boy.
8) What conclusion has Guapa reached
about humans? (Organizing)
A They are not mean.
B They walk backwards.
C They all eat pastelitos.
D They want to hurt the ciguapas.
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Hello, Fish! by Sylvia A. Earle
1) What evidence suggests that Hello, Fish 5) What do the rainbow scorpion fish and is nonfiction? (Applying) the stargazer have in common?
A It has captions. (Organizing)
B It has real pictures. A Sand is a good camouflage for both.
C It has a script. B They are both red.
D It tells about funny events. C They can both hide.
D Their eyes always look up. 2) How are fish and people alike?
(Analyzing) 6) Which statement about the spotted
A They both live around coral reefs. stingray is best supported by the selection?
B They both have gills, scales, and fins. (Interpretation)
C They both have a spine. A They stay safe near their home.
D They are the most numerous. B They like animals that are found at
the bottom of the sea. 3) What does ‘You could become an eel C They cover their fins and scales with meal’ mean? (Integrating) a slimy goo.
A Eels are on the menu. D They have blue and gold eyes.
B Eels are harmless.
C Eels like people. 7) Which of the following best describes a
D Eels could eat it. frogfish? (Cognition)
A It looks like a sea sponge. 4) Which is characteristic of damselfish? B It is curvy.
(Benchmark) C It is freckled.
A They will attack if bothered. D It is slimy.
B They will eat larger creatures.
C They will live in cold ocean waters. 8) What is this photo-essay mostly about?
D They will hide in the tentacles of a A It’s about how people can help keep
sea anemone. the ocean healthy.
B It’s about how fish and people are
C It’s about how long sharks have been
living in the sea.
D It’s about how fish in coral reefs
protect themselves from danger.
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If the Shoe Fits Twister
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In Gary Soto’s Shoes The Big Storm
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Pushing Up the Sky The Secret Footprints
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Native Homes Hello, Fish!
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