Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts : Ask and Answer Questions to Determine the Meaning of Words and Phrases: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.4

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Example Question #1 : Ask And Answer Questions To Determine The Meaning Of Words And Phrases: Ccss.Ela Literacy.Ri.1.4

Passage 1: Wolves

A wolf is a wild dog. They do not live in houses like a dog does, but they look alike. 

Body

Like a dog, a wolf walks on four legs and has a lot of fur. The fur keeps the wolves warm. Some wolves live in cold weather and need a lot of fur. The Arctic is a very cold place and many wolves live there.

Food

A wolf does not eat the same food as a dog. A wolf eats other animals. One animal that a wolf eats is called a deer. A wolf can run very fast, so it is able to catch a deer.

Family

A wolf does not live alone. Wolves live in groups called packs. A pack is like a family.  There can be as many as 20 wolves in a pack. 

Passage 2: Gray Wolves

Gray Wolves used to live all over America. Now, they only live in some parts of America. They form groups, or packs, of 7 to 8 wolves. They live and look for food together.  

There are two leaders in every pack. One leader is a girl wolf and one leader is a boy wolf. The leaders pick where the pack lives and what they eat.

Do not let the name trick you. Gray Wolves are not just gray. Their fur can be black, white, or gray.

What is another name for a group of wolves? 

Possible Answers:

Pack

Fur

Arctic 

Live

Correct answer:

Pack

Explanation:

The answer to this question can be found in both passages. 

Passage 1: "A wolf does not live alone. Wolves live in groups called packs."

Passage 2: "Gray Wolves used to live all over America. Now, they only live in some parts of America. They form groups, or packs, of 7 to 8 wolves. They live and look for food together. "

The correct answer is "Pack". 

Example Question #1 : Ask And Answer Questions To Determine The Meaning Of Words And Phrases: Ccss.Ela Literacy.Ri.1.4

Wolves

A wolf is a wild dog. They do not live in houses like a dog does, but they look alike. 

Body

Like a dog, a wolf walks on four legs and has a lot of fur. The fur keeps the wolves warm. Some wolves live in cold weather and need a lot of fur. The Arctic is a very cold place and many wolves live there.

Food

A wolf does not eat the same food as a dog. A wolf eats other animals. One animal that a wolf eats is called a deer. A wolf can run very fast, so it is able to catch a deer.

Family

A wolf does not live alone. Wolves live in groups called packs. A pack is like a family.  There can be as many as 20 wolves in a pack. 

What does the word “alone” mean?

Possible Answers:

To be by yourself 

To be in a group

To be happy 

To be sad

Correct answer:

To be by yourself 

Explanation:

We can use the words around "alone" in the text to help us learn the meaning. 

A wolf does not live alone. Wolves live in groups called packs.

These sentences tell us that a wolf lives in a group, not alone. A group has many things in it. So "alone" must mean just one person. The correct answer is "to be by yourself". 

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