Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts : Describe Characters, Settings, and Major Events: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.3

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Example Question #4 : Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts

Fox and Friends

Today, I woke up feeling sad. In a forest full of other animals, I do not have a friend. No one wants to be friends with me because I am a fox. When animals see me coming they run away.

As I walk to the pound, I hear laughing and a lot of splashing. I see a deer and a rabbit playing in the water. The deer is laughing and smiling. He looks very happy.

I decide to hide behind a bush and ask them if I can play. This way they can hear me but not see me. “Can I come play with you?” I yell.

The deer and rabbit look for me, but they cannot see me. The deer says, “Yes, but you have to stop hiding!”

When I come out the rabbit seems scared, but the deer comes straight to me and gives me a big hug. As I play in the pond with my two friends, I feel so happy.

Where does the fox live? 

Possible Answers:

In a mountain 

In a house

In a forest 

In a fox-hole 

Correct answer:

In a forest 

Explanation:

We are told at the beginning of the story that the fox lives in a forest.

Today, I woke up feeling sad. In a forest full of other animals, I do not have a friend. No one wants to be friends with me because I am a fox. When animals see me coming they run away.

 

Example Question #5 : Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts

The Cats

Pam and Tom are two cats. They live in the park and watch as the days go by. 

Tom likes to watch the birds fly around the park. He watches them fly up in the tree tops and down to the ground. Tom’s favorite bird is the Blue Jay because he loves the color blue. 

Pam likes to watch the kids play in the park. She watches as a boy goes down the slide and a girl swings on the swing set. Pam’s favorite part about the park is the slide. She is too scared to slide down the slide, but she likes to watch the kids slide down.

What is a Blue Jay? 

Possible Answers:

A cat

A bird

A girl

A boy

Correct answer:

A bird

Explanation:

A Blue Jay is a type of bird. We learn this in the passage when Tom is talking about his favorite type of bird. 

Tom likes to watch the birds fly around the park. He watches them fly up in the tree tops and down to the ground. Tom’s favorite bird is the Blue Jay because he loves the color blue.

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