GARY WILLIAMS 2011 1 Grade 4 Unit 11 Unseen Comprehension (109

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Mike the Pilot

Mike was a brave pilot who flew his plane to help farmers. He sprayed insecticide onto farmer’s crops. The insecticide killed insects that wanted to eat the farmer’s crops.

One morning Mike was ready to take off from his airfield. His plane was full of petrol and he was ready to go. He needed to finish his job quickly because a storm was coming. The engineer checked the plane’s engine and Mike climbed into the cockpit. Mike took off from the airfield and flew towards a farm. Mike circled his plane over some crops and flicked a switch. The insecticide cylinder opened and insecticide sprayed all over the crops.

It was another job well done!

1) Label the pictures:

petrol engine pilot insect

insecticide crops

2) Number the sentences in the order they happened:

_____ _____ _____ _____ _____

The engineer made sure the engine was ok. The plane had enough petrol. The plane took off. Mike sprayed the crops with insecticide. Mike circled his plane around.

3) In this story, what time of day did Mike fly his plane?

am = in the morning

i) 9am

ii) 1pm

iii) 1am

iv) 9pm

v) 6pm

pm = in the afternoon

4) Why did Mike need to hurry?

5) Where should a pilot sit when he flies a plane?

6) What could happen if you flicked a switch?

i) ii) iii) iv) v)

Your bedroom door could close. Your Dad would get out of bed. School would start. A light could turn on. People would fight.

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1) Label the pictures:

pilot

engine

crops

insecticide

petrol

insect

7) Number the sentences in the order they happened:

2 1 3 5 4

The engineer made sure the engine was ok. The plane had enough petrol. The plane took off. Mike sprayed the crops with insecticide. Mike circled his plane around.

8) In this story, what time of day did Mike fly his plane?

am = in the morning

i) 9am

ii) 1pm

iii) 1am

iv) 9pm

v) 6pm

pm = in the afternoon

9) Why did Mike need to hurry? He needed to hurry because there was a storm coming.

10) Where should a pilot sit when he flies a plane? A pilot should sit in the cockpit.

11) What could happen if you flicked a switch?

2) 3) 4) 5) 6)

Your bedroom door could close. Your Dad would get out of bed. School would start. A light could turn on. People would fight.