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3 Drawing Conclusions 1 Caught in a Lie

Common Core: SL.3.2


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Alexis tapped her pencil on her desk. Everyone in class was working on a math sheet,
but she had already finished hers. Alexis was good at math. Her friend Brianna sat in the
next row. Brianna was finished, too. She was leaning over and whispering to another
girl, Kayla.

Alexis frowned. She and Brianna had been best friends ever since they were babies.
They told each other everything. She and Brianna both agreed they didnt like Kayla.
She was mean to some people and cared too much about how she dressed. So why was
Brianna talking to her?

The bell rang. The teacher, Ms. Hunter, looked up from her desk. Turn in your papers,
class, and have a nice day! Alexis jumped out of her seat. She grabbed her backpack
and ran to get on line. She tapped Brianna on the shoulder. Hey, my brothers taking
me to see a movie later, she said. Do you want to come with us?

Brianna looked down at her sneakers. Um, I cant, she said. My mom wants to take
me clothes shopping tonight. Alexis was disappointed. That stinks! Maybe we can go
next week, then.
Sure, maybe, Brianna said.

Alexis older brother, Ryan, picked her up from school in his car. He watched her after
school sometimes while their parents worked. Ryan took Alexis for some take-out
Mexican food. Then they went to the movie theater. I want to see that movie about the
talking dog, Alexis said, as they walked into the lobby. Cant we see the one about the
car race? Ryan asked. Then he noticed something. Hey, theres Brianna! Ryan pointed
to the popcorn counter. He was right. Brianna was therestanding next to Kayla! Alexis
was stunned. Why did Brianna lie to her?

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Explicit Information Question: What movie did Alexis want to see? Answer: The movie about
the talking dog.

Drawing Conclusion Question: Why do you think Brianna lied to Alexis about going clothes
shopping? Answer: She wanted to spend time with Kayla.

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3 Drawing Conclusions 2 African Animals

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Much of the continent of Africa is a savanna. A savanna is an open grassland with few trees. Africa's
savanna is home to many different types of animals. The savanna is a habitat. A habitat is a place
where an animal lives. Here are some animals that live in the African savanna.

Lion: Lions are big cats with gold-colored fur. Lions are carnivores (KAR-neh-vawrz). Carnivores are
meat eaters. Lions live together in a group called a pride.

Elephant: Elephants are animals with trunks and tusks. Elephants are herbivores (ER-beh-vawrz).
Herbivores are plant eaters. Elephants live together in a group called a herd.

Giraffe: Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world. They are plant eaters. Their height helps them
reach leaves on tall trees. Giraffes live in a herd of about 10 animals. Giraffes are the tallest animals
in the world.

Warthog: Warthogs are a type of wild hog. Warthogs are omnivores (AHM-neh-vawrz). Omnivores
eat both plants and meat. Female and baby warthogs live in a small group called a sounder. Males
live alone.

Hippopotamus: Hippopotamuses are animals that live partly on land and partly in water. They are
herbivores that eat mainly grasses. Hippos live in a herd of up to 15 members.
Think About It!
Vultures are birds that live in
Africa. What other animals can
you name that live in Africa?

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1) This passage takes place


a. in Africa.
b. in a savanna.
c. in the grasslands.
d. all of the above.
2) Hippopotamuses live in the savanna because
a. it is safe.
b. there is a lot of grass to eat.
c. they like people.
d. it never gets really hot.
3) A giraffe is an
a. carnivore.
b. herbiv ore.
c. omnivore.
d. none of the above.
4) The following animals are herbivores:
a. hippopotamuses, giraffes and elephants.
b. giraffes, warthogs and lions.
c. zebras, elephants and lions.
d. hippopotamuses, warthogs and zebras.
5) Lions are meat eaters. What does that mean? What are some things that lions eat?
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3 Drawing Conclusions 3 Birth of a Mighty River

Common Core: 3.SL.2


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The Amazon River is the longest river in South America. It flows for 4,000 miles across the
continent. The location of the river's source, or beginning, was a mystery for centuries. A eam of
explorers and geography experts recently found the tiny stream where the mighty river begins.
Birth of a Mighty River
High on the Nevado Mismi, an 18,363-foot-high mountain in Peru, a stream trickles from the
melting snow. A team of 22 explorers and geography experts recently announced that this small
stream is the source of the mighty Amazon River. The stream flows into the Apurimac (Ah-pooREE-mahk) River, which is one of the many rivers that combine to form the Amazon. Andrew
Pietowski, a high school math teacher in New York, led the team in search of the river's source.
The team searched the Andes, a range of mountains that stretches the whole western length of
South America. "Since the Amazon River has an end, there must be a beginning. I wanted to
know where it was," Pietowski said.
The River of Life
On its way across South America, the Amazon River flows through the largest rain forest in the
world. A rain forest is a dense forest that has a lot of rainfall and warm temperatures all year
round. The Amazon rain forest is almost as big as the continent of Australia. Scientists say about
80,000 different types of trees and plants can be found in the Amazon rain forest. More kinds of
fish live in the Amazon River than in the Atlantic Ocean. The river flows through forests that are
home to jaguars, armadillos, snakes, monkeys, crocodiles, and anteaters. Along the river live
about 170 different groups of native people.

DENSE: having little space between trees and plants

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1) The source of the river was a mystery for so long because


a. the source kept changing.
b. the river was too dangerous to follow.
c. the source was hard to get to.
d. no one thought to look for the source before.
2) Scientists say that the stream that feeds the Amazon is made from melting snow. This means that
a. the river is mostly frozen.
b. snow is melting at the rivers source.
c. fish cannot live in the Amazon.
d. the river dries up during the summer.
3) The author compared the Amazon rain forest to Australia because
a. they have similar plant life.
b. they have the same amount of people.
c. they are about the same size.
d. they are both homes to many animals.
4) The following live along the Amazon River:
a. armadillos, jaguars and anteaters.
b. snakes, cheetahs and crocodiles.
c. giraffes, armadillos and snakes.
d. lions, cheetahs and anteaters.
5) The author uses the heading The River of Life. Why is the Amazon called The River of Life?
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3 Drawing Conclusions 4 Bringing Books to Life by Rachelle Kreisman


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How do childrens books make the leap to the movies?
Lights, camera, action! Charlottes Web is spinning from the page onto the big screen. The movie hits theaters
on December 20, 2006. It is based on the popular childrens book by E. B. White. The story is about the
unlikely friendship between a pig and a spider.
Many childrens movies, from The Wizard of Oz to Stuart Little, were based on books. However, bringing a
book to life isnt always easy. "The book is such a classic," Charlottes Web director Gary Winick told WR
News. "We had to make sure that all of the wonderful classic moments were in the film." A classic is a book or
another work that stays popular over a long period of time.
Although filmmakers stuck to the books plot, they made some changes for the movie. For example, new
characterstwo crowswere added for laughs. "They [are] the comic relief," says Winick. Filmmakers
sometimes have to cut long stories to fit a movie time frame. Turning a short tale, such as The Cat in the Hat,
into a full-length film can be just as hard. At the same time, moviemakers have to figure out how to stay true to
the book.
Timeless Tales
Childrens books continue to inspire filmmakers. That is because many of the stories teach important lessons
about life. Referring to Charlottes Web, Winick says, "To learn what loyalty, trust, and friendship mean is a
great thing."
Author Spotlight
E. B. White (18991985) was born in Mount Vernon, New York. His full name was Elwyn Brooks White. He
worked as a reporter for several newspapers and magazines. In 1939, White and his family moved to a farm in
Maine. There, he was inspired to write childrens books about animals. He wrote Stuart Little in 1945. That
book was followed by Charlottes Web (1952) and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970). All three books are
classics.

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3 Drawing Conclusions 4 Bringing Books to Life by Rachelle Kreisman Questions


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1) The title Bringing Books to Life refers to:
a. characters from books coming alive.
b. turning books into movies.
c. making books popular again.
d. making stories in books happen in real life.
2) A classic is
a. a very good book.
b. a very long book.
c. a very old book.
d. a very popular book.
3) E.B. White was probably inspired to write Charlottes Web because he
a. lived close to a zoo.
b. had a lot of pets.
c. lived on a farm.
d. didnt like people.
4) In order for filmmakers to stay true to the book, they have to
a. know the book very well.
b. have all the same characters in the movie.
c. keep the movie very short.
d. ask the author of the book to write the movie.
5) Charlottes Web is about friendship, loyalty, and trust. What other lessons have you learned from other
childrens books?
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3 Drawing Conclusions 5 Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences Quiz


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1) Leah's mother ices the cake. She puts eight candles on the cake. After she sets the cake on the table,
everyone sings to Leah. The lit candles make her face glow. Leah blows out the candles and smiles.
a. What can you infer about the situation above?
b. Leah got a good grade on a test.
c. It is Leah's mom's birthday.
d. It is Leah's birthday.
e. Leah's grandparents are visiting.
2) Lisa carefully examined the bug sitting on the leaf. She noticed that it had six legs and a hard shell. Lisa
had never seen a bug like this before. She grabbed her magnifying glass and camera. What do you know
about Lisa?
a. She is helpful.
b. She is afraid of bugs.
c. She is very curious.
d. She likes to play soccer.
3) The night was very dark. Charlie and Ted were sitting by the fire and toasting marshmallows. They had
set-up their tent that afternoon. Suddenly, Ted heard a noise. Charlie heard it, too. It said, "Hoot, hoot!"
It was coming from the tree over the tent. The boys threw down their marshmallows and ran all the way
home. Why did the boys run home?
a. They needed to get more marshmallows.
b. It was going to rain and they didn't want to get wet.
c. They needed to get a flashlight.
d. The boys were afraid of the noise they heard.
4) Justin grabbed the leash and quickly put it around Laddie's neck. He stormed out of the house and
slammed the door. Laddie followed behind him. He said, "Hurry up, Laddie. You are always so slow."
Justin kept his head down and walked quickly down the road, not speaking to anyone that he saw. What
is true about Justin?
a. He was feeling sick and wanted to lie down.
b. He was mad that he had to walk the dog.
c. He was very worried that someone might see him.
d. He was excited and wanted to hurry.
5) Jeff filled up a big bowl with fresh, cold water and set it on the floor. He brought out a big blanket and
put it on the floor next to the low window. He opened a package and took out a big bone and placed it on
the floor next to the blanket. Then he opened the window so that the gentle breeze could blow into the
room. What was Jeff doing?
a. He was getting ready for a camping trip.
b. He was cleaning out the closet.
c. He was getting things ready for his dog.
d. He was trying to cool off the room.
6) Lucy was furious about her spelling grade. She kicked her desk and ran out of the classroom. Why does
the author use the word furious instead of mad in the example above.
a. Furious is a fancier word than mad.
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b. Lucy was really upset.


c. Lucy wasn't that mad afterall.
d. Lucy was going home.
7) What conclusion can be made after reading the sentence: When Randy's hamster died, he had trouble
eating and sleeping. He wanted his hamster again.
a. Randy was very happy.
b. Randy was too full to eat.
c. Randy was very upset because his hamster died.
d. Randy was not sleepy.
8) What can you infer from this statement: Trees are blown over, the ditches are full of rain water, homes
are flooded and the electricity is off.
a. There was a big party at your house yesterday.
b. There was a hurricane.
c. There was a snowstorm.
d. It was a sunny day.
9) The skunk starts hissing, clicking its teeth, and stamping its feet. What can you infer?
a. The skunk is warning you.
b. The skunk is spraying you.
c. The skunk is biting you.
d. The skunk is playing with you.
10) What two things are needed to draw a conclusion?
a. Main idea and details
b. Clues and prior knowledge
c. Paper and pencil
d. Comparing and contrasting
11) As you walk into the cafeteria, you see your friend Keith on the floor. Beside him is an empty tray, a
puddle of milk, and food scattered everywhere. What inference can be made about the scenario above?
a. Keith is having a picnic.
b. Keith has fallen down.
c. It's time for P.E.
d. Keith is a messy boy.
12) Dan loves to ride his bicycle. He is part of a biweekly bicycle club (they go for rides together every two
weeks). The people in the club take turns planning the rides. They like to ride in places where there are
plenty of hiking trails and areas to ride. The biweekly bicycle group is fun for Dan. He likes to go on
different rides. He always looks forward to their biweekly ride. The club now wants to start a biannual
weekend trip. They will go away twice a year. Everyone will stay in a cabin. They will bicycle in a new
area. Dan thinks it will be tons of fun! After reading the text, what can you infer is the meaning of the
word BIWEEKLY?
a. Once a week
b. Every two weeks
c. They must buy bicycles every week
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13) Randy was busy helping his mother clean up the house after the party. He swept the floor, he took out
the trash, and he put away all of his toys. What can you infer about Randy?
a. Randy has lots of friends.
b. Randy is helpful.
c. Randy is selfish.
14) At the amusement park, you see people getting off of a ride called, Roaring Rapids. These people are
soaking wet. What inference can be made about the ride?
a. This ride is fun and very quick.
b. The ride requires a seatbelt.
c. This ride is like floating on a raging river.
d. The ride is scary.
15) If the cat is sitting by his water dish, the cat must be...
a. bored
b. tired
c. thirsty
d. hungry
16) Ray and his dad walked up the dark hill. There were no lights to be seen anywhere. They stopped and set
up the telescope that Dad carried. Ray pointed to a group of stars, and the telescope was aimed at them.
When is this story happening?
a. Dawn
b. Evening
c. Night
d. Noon
17) What can you infer from this statement: Skunks are nocturnal, meaning they are active at night while
you are sleeping.
a. Skunks are busy during the day.
b. Skunks are busy only at night.
c. Skunks are busy both day and at night.
d. Skunks sleep all the time.
18) Leah's mother ices the cake. She puts eight candles on the cake. After she sets the cake on the table,
everyone sings to Leah. The lit candles make her face glow. Leah blows out the candles and smiles.
When is Leah's birthday?
a. Tomorrow
b. Today
c. Next week
d. Yesterday
19) The bike skidded out of control. It slammed against the sidewalk. The rider hit the ground hard. His pant
leg was ripped. His knee was scraped and bleeding. He began to sniff. Why did the bike rider sniff?
a. He smelled something funny.
b. He had allergies.
c. He was starting to cry.
d. He had a bloody nose.
20) You got sprayed by a skunk. What can you infer?
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a.
b.
c.
d.

The skunk was happy.


The skunk was being friendly.
The skunk was tired.
The skunk was defending himself.

21) Sam lay half in his dog house. He lifted his nose and sniffed the still air. The sky was changing from
deep blue to yellow. Down the street a rooster crowed. Sam yawned, got up, and stretched his long,
black legs. Where does this story take place?
a. Town
b. Country
c. Village
d. City
22) Sam lay half in his dog house. He lifted his nose and sniffed the still air. The sky was changing from
deep blue to yellow. Down the street a rooster crowed. Sam yawned, got up, and stretched his long,
black legs. When is this happening?
a. During the night
b. Dawn
c. Sunset
d. Noon
23) The bike skidded out of control. It slammed against the sidewalk. The rider hit the ground hard. His pant
leg was ripped. His knee was scraped and bleeding. He began to sniff. What did the rider's knee get
scraped against?
a. the sidewalk
b. the bike
c. his nose
d. the pant leg
24) What would you infer after reading this statement: "My dad looked really worried when he left the
doctor's office."
a. The doctor gave him good news about his results
b. My dad was just tired and wanted to go home.
c. The doctor told him bad news about his health.
d. My dad knows it's too late to go to work.
25) What would you conclude after reading this statement: "I saw Mrs. Perez through her window asking for
help"
a. Her house was in a fire and she was trying to go out.
b. There was a party in her house.
c. She was just trying to draw my attention.
d. Her dog was out of the house and wanted me to help her.
26) If a student got 100% on their work, what could you infer?
a. They listened and studied.
b. They didn't come to school that day.
c. They didn't listen in class.
d. They copied off of their neighbor.

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27) When Josh got home, his mom asked him how his math test went. Josh's eyes widened and his face
turned bright. A small smile formed as he started to talk to his mom. Can you infer how Josh did on his
math test?
a. Josh failed the test.
b. Josh does not know his grade.
c. Josh did excellent on the test.
d. Josh skipped the test.
28) Which sentence is written correctly?
a. Mrs. Ross is going to the library? and I am going to the lunchroom.
b. Mrs. Williamson is going to the office: and I am going to the library.
c. Mrs. Martin is going to the office, and I am going to the lunchroom.
d. Mrs. Baugh is going to the lunchroom; and I am going to the library.
29) When Sarah was telling about her last place finish in the competition, her cheeks turned red and she had
trouble looking her friend in the eyes. How is Sarah feeling?
a. Sarah is extremely happy about her competition.
b. Sarah is embarrassed about finishing last.
c. Sarah is annoyed with her friend.
d. Sarah can't remember the details of her competition.
30) Joe was very tired when he got home from school. He decided to take a nap. When he woke up the sun
was shining. He could hear roosters crowing and smelled bacon cooking in the kitchen. He walked
slowly into the kitchen and asked his mother, "What time is it?" What time did he wake up?
a. Noon
b. Midnight
c. 7:00 in the morning
d. 7:00 in the afternoon
31) The school principal comes to your classroom and stands in the doorway. She looks at the teacher and
has an unpleasant expression on her face. Her arms are folded across her chest and she is tapping her
foot on the floor. What can you infer from her behavior?
a. She is upset because she has lost her car keys.
b. She is going to give an award to a good student.
c. She is upset with the teacher.
d. She wants to know if the teacher needs her help.
32) John wanted to buy some candy at the store, but he forgot his money at home. What do you think will
happen next?
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33) Mary put on her gym shoes, grabbed her iPod and a bottle of water. She would be really thirsty when she
was finished. What can we infer Mary is going to do? (Answer in a complete sentence.)
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34) What might happen if you forgot to set your alarm clock last night?
a. You will get to school early.
b. You will be tired in school.
c. You will fall asleep in school.
d. You will get to school late.
35) John and Mark have a sheep, rooster, and pig for pets. They also get up early and milk their cows.
Where can we infer they live? (Answer in a complete sentence.)
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36) What might happen if you place a lit candle under a glass jar?
a. The flame will eventually go out.
b. The flame will get bigger.
c. The wax in the candle will change colors.
d. The candle will stay the same.
37) Henry had been waiting all week to go to the beach. He was all ready to go when his mom said, "I have
some bad news." What do you think will happen next?
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38) What inference can be made about the sentence: When Randy's hamster died, he had trouble eating and
sleeping. He wanted his hamster again.
a. Randy was very happy.
b. Randy was too full to eat.
c. Randy was very upset because his hamster died.
d. Randy was not sleepy.
39) When a reader combines details from a story or a text with ideas from their own brain, they can make an
inference or draw a conclusion.
a. True
b. False
40) What would happen if you forgot to set your alarm clock for school?
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a. You would be at school early


b. Eat a good breakfast
c. You would be late to school
41) What can you infer from this statement: Trees are blown over, the ditches are full of rain water, homes
are flooded and the electricity is off.
a. There was a big party at your house yesterday.
b. There was hurricane.
c. There was a snowstorm.
d. It was a sunny day.
42) When a reader combines details from a text with ideas from their own brain, they can make an inference
or draw a conclusion.
a. True
b. False
43) Karen set up a stand and asked her mom to buy her lemons and sugar at the store. What can we infer
Karen wants to do? (Answer in a complete sentence.)
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44) What inference can be made about the sentence: When Randy's hamster died, he had trouble eating and
sleeping. He wanted his hamster again.
a. Randy was very happy.
b. Randy was too full to eat.
c. Randy was very upset because his hamster died.
d. Randy was not sleepy.
45) Rob's mom made 12 cookies for his birthday. There were only 5 left. Stacy has a bellyache. What can
we infer? (Answer in a complete sentence.)
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46) What conclusion can be made about the sentence: When Randy's hamster died, he had trouble eating and
sleeping. He wanted his hamster again.
a. Randy was very happy.
b. Randy was too full to eat.
c. Randy was very upset because his hamster died.
d. Randy was not sleepy.
3 Drawing Conclusions 4 Bringing Books to Life by Rachelle Kreisman Questions [ANSWER KEY]
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1) The title Bringing Books to Life refers to:
a. characters from books coming alive.
b. turning books into movies.
c. making books popular again.
d. making stories in books happen in real life.
2) A classic is
a. a very good book.
b. a very long book.
c. a very old book.
d. a very popular book.
3) E.B. White was probably inspired to write Charlottes Web because he
a. lived close to a zoo.
b. had a lot of pets.
c. lived on a farm.
d. didnt like people.
4) In order for filmmakers to stay true to the book, they have to
a. know the book very well.
b. have all the same characters in the movie.
c. keep the movie very short.
d. ask the author of the book to write the movie.
5) Charlottes Web is about friendship, loyalty, and trust. What other lessons have you learned from other
childrens books?
James and the Giant Peach is a book that teaches the reader about finding strength and courage within
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3 Drawing Conclusions 4 Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences Quiz [ANSWER KEY]
1) Leah's mother ices the cake. She puts eight candles on the cake. After she sets the cake on the table,
everyone sings to Leah. The lit candles make her face glow. Leah blows out the candles and smiles.
a. What can you infer about the situation above?
b. Leah got a good grade on a test.
c. It is Leah's mom's birthday.
d. It is Leah's birthday.
e. Leah's grandparents are visiting.
2) Lisa carefully examined the bug sitting on the leaf. She noticed that it had six legs and a hard shell. Lisa
had never seen a bug like this before. She grabbed her magnifying glass and camera. What do you know
about Lisa?
a. She is helpful.
b. She is afraid of bugs.
c. She is very curious.
d. She likes to play soccer.
3) The night was very dark. Charlie and Ted were sitting by the fire and toasting marshmallows. They had
set-up their tent that afternoon. Suddenly, Ted heard a noise. Charlie heard it, too. It said, "Hoot, hoot!"
It was coming from the tree over the tent. The boys threw down their marshmallows and ran all the way
home. Why did the boys run home?
a. They needed to get more marshmallows.
b. It was going to rain and they didn't want to get wet.
c. They needed to get a flashlight.
d. The boys were afraid of the noise they heard.
4) Justin grabbed the leash and quickly put it around Laddie's neck. He stormed out of the house and
slammed the door. Laddie followed behind him. He said, "Hurry up, Laddie. You are always so slow."
Justin kept his head down and walked quickly down the road, not speaking to anyone that he saw. What
is true about Justin?
a. He was feeling sick and wanted to lie down.
b. He was mad that he had to walk the dog.
c. He was very worried that someone might see him.
d. He was excited and wanted to hurry.
5) Jeff filled up a big bowl with fresh, cold water and set it on the floor. He brought out a big blanket and
put it on the floor next to the low window. He opened a package and took out a big bone and placed it on
the floor next to the blanket. Then he opened the window so that the gentle breeze could blow into the
room. What was Jeff doing?
a. He was getting ready for a camping trip.
b. He was cleaning out the closet.
c. He was getting things ready for his dog.
d. He was trying to cool off the room.
6) Lucy was furious about her spelling grade. She kicked her desk and ran out of the classroom. Why does
the author use the word furious instead of mad in the example above.
a. Furious is a fancier word than mad.
b. Lucy was really upset.
c. Lucy wasn't that mad afterall.
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d. Lucy was going home.


7) What conclusion can be made after reading the sentence: When Randy's hamster died, he had trouble
eating and sleeping. He wanted his hamster again.
a. Randy was very happy.
b. Randy was too full to eat.
c. Randy was very upset because his hamster died.
d. Randy was not sleepy.
8) What can you infer from this statement: Trees are blown over, the ditches are full of rain water, homes
are flooded and the electricity is off.
a. There was a big party at your house yesterday.
b. There was a hurricane.
c. There was a snowstorm.
d. It was a sunny day.
9) The skunk starts hissing, clicking its teeth, and stamping its feet. What can you infer?
a. The skunk is warning you.
b. The skunk is spraying you.
c. The skunk is biting you.
d. The skunk is playing with you.
10) What two things are needed to draw a conclusion?
a. Main idea and details
b. Clues and prior knowledge
c. Paper and pencil
d. Comparing and contrasting
11) As you walk into the cafeteria, you see your friend Keith on the floor. Beside him is an empty tray, a
puddle of milk, and food scattered everywhere. What inference can be made about the scenario above?
a. Keith is having a picnic.
b. Keith has fallen down.
c. It's time for P.E.
d. Keith is a messy boy.
12) Dan loves to ride his bicycle. He is part of a biweekly bicycle club (they go for rides together every two
weeks). The people in the club take turns planning the rides. They like to ride in places where there are
plenty of hiking trails and areas to ride. The biweekly bicycle group is fun for Dan. He likes to go on
different rides. He always looks forward to their biweekly ride. The club now wants to start a biannual
weekend trip. They will go away twice a year. Everyone will stay in a cabin. They will bicycle in a new
area. Dan thinks it will be tons of fun! After reading the text, what can you infer is the meaning of the
word BIWEEKLY?
a. Once a week
b. Every two weeks
c. They must buy bicycles every week
d. Twice a week
13) Randy was busy helping his mother clean up the house after the party. He swept the floor, he took out
the trash, and he put away all of his toys. What can you infer about Randy?
a. Randy has lots of friends.
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b. Randy is helpful.
c. Randy is selfish.
14) At the amusement park, you see people getting off of a ride called, Roaring Rapids. These people are
soaking wet. What inference can be made about the ride?
a. This ride is fun and very quick.
b. The ride requires a seatbelt.
c. This ride is like floating on a raging river.
d. The ride is scary.
15) If the cat is sitting by his water dish, the cat must be...
a. bored
b. tired
c. thirsty
d. hungry
16) Ray and his dad walked up the dark hill. There were no lights to be seen anywhere. They stopped and set
up the telescope that Dad carried. Ray pointed to a group of stars, and the telescope was aimed at them.
When is this story happening?
a. Dawn
b. Evening
c. Night
d. Noon
17) What can you infer from this statement: Skunks are nocturnal, meaning they are active at night while
you are sleeping.
a. Skunks are busy during the day.
b. Skunks are busy only at night.
c. Skunks are busy both day and at night.
d. Skunks sleep all the time.
18) Leah's mother ices the cake. She puts eight candles on the cake. After she sets the cake on the table,
everyone sings to Leah. The lit candles make her face glow. Leah blows out the candles and smiles.
When is Leah's birthday?
a. Tomorrow
b. Today
c. Next week
d. Yesterday
19) The bike skidded out of control. It slammed against the sidewalk. The rider hit the ground hard. His pant
leg was ripped. His knee was scraped and bleeding. He began to sniff. Why did the bike rider sniff?
a. He smelled something funny.
b. He had allergies.
c. He was starting to cry.
d. He had a bloody nose.
20) You got sprayed by a skunk. What can you infer?
a. The skunk was happy.
b. The skunk was being friendly.
c. The skunk was tired.
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d. The skunk was defending himself.


21) Sam lay half in his dog house. He lifted his nose and sniffed the still air. The sky was changing from
deep blue to yellow. Down the street a rooster crowed. Sam yawned, got up, and stretched his long,
black legs. Where does this story take place?
a. Town
b. Country
c. Village
d. City
22) Sam lay half in his dog house. He lifted his nose and sniffed the still air. The sky was changing from
deep blue to yellow. Down the street a rooster crowed. Sam yawned, got up, and stretched his long,
black legs. When is this happening?
a. During the night
b. Dawn
c. Sunset
d. Noon
23) The bike skidded out of control. It slammed against the sidewalk. The rider hit the ground hard. His pant
leg was ripped. His knee was scraped and bleeding. He began to sniff. What did the rider's knee get
scraped against?
a. the sidewalk
b. the bike
c. his nose
d. the pant leg
24) What would you infer after reading this statement: "My dad looked really worried when he left the
doctor's office."
a. The doctor gave him good news about his results
b. My dad was just tired and wanted to go home.
c. The doctor told him bad news about his health.
d. My dad knows it's too late to go to work.
25) What would you conclude after reading this statement: "I saw Mrs. Perez through her window asking for
help"
a. Her house was in a fire and she was trying to go out.
b. There was a party in her house.
c. She was just trying to draw my attention.
d. Her dog was out of the house and wanted me to help her.
26) If a student got 100% on their work, what could you infer?
a. They listened and studied.
b. They didn't come to school that day.
c. They didn't listen in class.
d. They copied off of their neighbor.
27) When Josh got home, his mom asked him how his math test went. Josh's eyes widened and his face
turned bright. A small smile formed as he started to talk to his mom. Can you infer how Josh did on his
math test?
a. Josh failed the test.
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b. Josh does not know his grade.


c. Josh did excellent on the test.
d. Josh skipped the test.
28) Which sentence is written correctly?
a. Mrs. Ross is going to the library? and I am going to the lunchroom.
b. Mrs. Williamson is going to the office: and I am going to the library.
c. Mrs. Martin is going to the office, and I am going to the lunchroom.
d. Mrs. Baugh is going to the lunchroom; and I am going to the library.
29) When Sarah was telling about her last place finish in the competition, her cheeks turned red and she had
trouble looking her friend in the eyes. How is Sarah feeling?
a. Sarah is extremely happy about her competition.
b. Sarah is embarrassed about finishing last.
c. Sarah is annoyed with her friend.
d. Sarah can't remember the details of her competition.
30) Joe was very tired when he got home from school. He decided to take a nap. When he woke up the sun
was shining. He could hear roosters crowing and smelled bacon cooking in the kitchen. He walked
slowly into the kitchen and asked his mother, "What time is it?" What time did he wake up?
a. Noon
b. Midnight
c. 7:00 in the morning
d. 7:00 in the afternoon
31) The school principal comes to your classroom and stands in the doorway. She looks at the teacher and
has an unpleasant expression on her face. Her arms are folded across her chest and she is tapping her
foot on the floor. What can you infer from her behavior?
a. She is upset because she has lost her car keys.
b. She is going to give an award to a good student.
c. She is upset with the teacher.
d. She wants to know if the teacher needs her help.
32) John wanted to buy some candy at the store, but he forgot his money at home. What do you think will
happen next?
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33) Mary put on her gym shoes, grabbed her iPod and a bottle of water. She would be really thirsty when she
was finished. What can we infer Mary is going to do? (Answer in a complete sentence.)
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34) What might happen if you forgot to set your alarm clock last night?
a. You will get to school early.
b. You will be tired in school.
c. You will fall asleep in school.
d. You will get to school late.
35) John and Mark have a sheep, rooster, and pig for pets. They also get up early and milk their cows.
Where can we infer they live? (Answer in a complete sentence.)
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36) What might happen if you place a lit candle under a glass jar?
a. The flame will eventually go out.
b. The flame will get bigger.
c. The wax in the candle will change colors.
d. The candle will stay the same.
37) Henry had been waiting all week to go to the beach. He was all ready to go when his mom said, "I have
some bad news." What do you think will happen next?
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38) What inference can be made about the sentence: When Randy's hamster died, he had trouble eating and
sleeping. He wanted his hamster again.
a. Randy was very happy.
b. Randy was too full to eat.
c. Randy was very upset because his hamster died.
d. Randy was not sleepy.
39) When a reader combines details from a story or a text with ideas from their own brain, they can make an
inference or draw a conclusion.
a. True
b. False
40) What would happen if you forgot to set your alarm clock for school?
a. You would be at school early
b. Eat a good breakfast
c. You would be late to school
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41) What can you infer from this statement: Trees are blown over, the ditches are full of rain water, homes
are flooded and the electricity is off.
a. There was a big party at your house yesterday.
b. There was hurricane.
c. There was a snowstorm.
d. It was a sunny day.
42) When a reader combines details from a text with ideas from their own brain, they can make an inference
or draw a conclusion.
a. True
b. False
43) Karen set up a stand and asked her mom to buy her lemons and sugar at the store. What can we infer
Karen wants to do? (Answer in a complete sentence.)
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44) What inference can be made about the sentence: When Randy's hamster died, he had trouble eating and
sleeping. He wanted his hamster again.
a. Randy was very happy.
b. Randy was too full to eat.
c. Randy was very upset because his hamster died.
d. Randy was not sleepy.
45) Rob's mom made 12 cookies for his birthday. There were only 5 left. Stacy has a bellyache. What can
we infer? (Answer in a complete sentence.)
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46) What conclusion can be made about the sentence: When Randy's hamster died, he had trouble eating and
sleeping. He wanted his hamster again.
a. Randy was very happy.
b. Randy was too full to eat.
c. Randy was very upset because his hamster died.
d. Randy was not sleepy.

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