GARY WILLIAMS 2011 1 Grade 4 Unit 2 Simplified Unseen Comprehension (58

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The Grumbling Vampire

Once upon a time there was a vampire. His house was on a mountain. He didn’t know that the mountain was actually a dormant volcano. Suddenly the volcano was erupting! This dormant volcano was waking up! The tired vampire was grumbling because his entire house was on fire. The smoke and ash from the fire was very dirty.

1) At the end of the story, was the volcano awake or asleep?

2) Circle the vampire:

3) What was the vampire doing?

4) Make a sentence with dormant:

5) Make a sentence with this grammar pattern: SUBJECT - (Be verb) - VERB+ing - OBJECT - PLACE – TIME

6) What were you doing yesterday at 4am?

7) Why was the vampire grumbling?

8) How did the vampire feel? (Circle the correct answer)

a) happy

b) annoyed

c) excited

d) sad

9) What could happen next in this story?

GARY WILLIAMS 2011 3

1) At the end of the story, was the volcano awake or asleep? It was awake at the end of the story.

2) Circle the vampire:

3) What was the vampire doing when his house was on fire? He was grumbling when his house was on fire.

4) Make a sentence with dormant: Answers vary. 5) Make a sentence with this grammar pattern: SUBJECT - (Be verb) - VERB+ing - OBJECT - PLACE – TIME Answers vary.

6) What were you doing yesterday at 4am? Answers vary.

7) Why was the vampire grumbling? He was grumbling because his house was on fire.

8) How did the vampire feel? (Circle the correct answer)

a) happy

b) annoyed

c) excited

d) sad

9) What could happen next in this story? Answers vary.