5th Grade Reading : Print Concepts

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for 5th Grade Reading

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Print Concepts

Select the type of sentence that is provided:

I really don't feel well this morning, can I skip school and stay in bed? 

Possible Answers:

Exclamatory

Declarative

Imperative

Interrogative

Correct answer:

Interrogative

Explanation:

Looking at our answer choices, there are four types of sentences:

  1. declarative sentence is a sentence that tells the reader about something, and it will always end with a period.
  2. An imperative sentence is a sentence that is a command, it tells someone to do something. This type of sentence will end in either a period or an exclamation point. 
  3. An interrogative sentence is a sentence that asks something, it's a question. This type of sentence will always end with a question mark.
  4. An exclamatory sentence is a sentence that shows excitement, surprise, or a strong emotion. This type of sentence will always end with an exclamation point.

Let's look at the sentence from the question:

I really don't feel well this morning, can I skip school and stay in bed? 

This sentence ends in a question mark; thus, this sentence is an interrogative sentence.  

Example Question #2 : Print Concepts

Select the type of sentence that is provided:

When Amanda got to school today, she realized that she had forgotten to complete all of her homework. 

Possible Answers:

Exclamatory

Imperative

 

Declarative

Interrogative

Correct answer:

Declarative

Explanation:

Looking at our answer choices, there are four types of sentences:

  1. declarative sentence is a sentence that tells the reader about something, and it will always end with a period.
  2. An imperative sentence is a sentence that is a command, it tells someone to do something. This type of sentence will end in either a period or an exclamation point. 
  3. An interrogative sentence is a sentence that asks something, it's a question. This type of sentence will always end with a question mark.
  4. An exclamatory sentence is a sentence that shows excitement, surprise, or a strong emotion. This type of sentence will always end with an exclamation point.

Let's look at the sentence from the question:

When I got to school today, I realized that I had forgotten to complete all of my homework. 

This sentence is telling us something, it's telling us that Amanda forgot to do all of her homework. A sentence that tells the reader about something is a declarative sentence. 

Example Question #3 : Print Concepts

Complete the analogy provided:

Green is to grass as blue is to __________. 

Possible Answers:

telephone 

sky

table 

floor 

Correct answer:

sky

Explanation:

An analogy shows a relationship between two pairs of words. 

Let's look at the first part of our analogy:

"Green is to grass"

"Green" is describing the color of the "grass". 

The second part of the analogy is:

"blue is to __________. "

We need to think, What is commonly known as being blue?

Based on our answer choices, "sky" is the best option. Not only is the sky often described as blue, but both the sky and grass can be found in nature, making "sky" the best answer choice. 

Example Question #4 : Print Concepts

Complete the analogy provided:

Drive is to car as ride is to __________. 

Possible Answers:

bike

kite

couch

chair

Correct answer:

bike

Explanation:

An analogy shows a relationship between two pairs of words. 

Let's look at the first part of our analogy:

"Drive is to car"

We know that we drive a car, so what do we ride? Based on our answer choices, "bike" is the best choice. 

We drive a car and we ride a bike; thus, drive is to car as ride is to bike. 

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