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Name Vocabulary

A. Choose a word from the box to finish each

sentence. Write the word on the line.

carefully different excited groan tomorrow whisper

1. Tigers are from lions because

they have stripes.

2. Karen had to when she talked in the library.

3. Emily was to start school.

4. We are going on a eld trip .

5. Juan cut out the small pieces of paper.

6. I heard Taylor when he nished the race.

B. Choose two words from the box. Then use each word
in a sentence to tell about your first day of school.
Write the sentences on the lines below.
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Name Comprehension:
Character and Setting

The characters are the people or animals in a story.

The setting is where and when a story happens.

Read the passage below. Then write the answers to each

question on the line.
It was the first day of school. Tim was worried. He saw the
large playground and lots of children. He wondered if he would
make new friends. When Tim heard the bell ring, he walked to
his classroom. He sat at a desk next to a boy named Rob. Rob
asked Tim if he would like to be friends. Tim was excited to
have a new friend.

1. Who are the characters in the passage?

2. What is each character like?

3. What is the setting of this passage? Macmillan /McGraw-Hill

4. Write two sentences about your rst day of school.

At Home: Have your child write a short story with a

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character and a setting.
Name Comprehension:
Main Idea and Details

The main idea is the most important idea in a story.

Details give more information about the main idea.

Read the passage. Then circle the answer to each question.

This old, brick firehouse is red. It is also crowded. There are too
many tools to fit on the shelf. There are hoses piled everywhere.
People bump into each other inside the firehouse. It was built a
long time ago. There were fewer homes to protect back then. It is
time to get a bigger firehouse!

1. What is the main idea of this paragraph?

a. The old rehouse is red.
b. The old rehouse was built a long time ago.
c. The old rehouse is too small.

2. Choose two details that tell about the main idea.

a. The rehouse has piles of hoses.
b. The rehouse is made from bricks.
c. People bump into each other inside of it.

3. Choose one detail that does not tell about the main idea.
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a. There are too many tools to t on the shelf.

b. The rehouse is red.
c. People bump into each other inside the rehouse.

4. Write a good title for this passage.

At Home: Have your child make up two or more supporting

20 Fighting the Fire Book 2.1/Unit 1 details to tell about the main idea of the paragraph.