Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts : Explain Differences Between Stories and Informational Text: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.5

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Example Question #6 : Reading: Literature

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.

 

 

How do we know that this is a fictional story, and not a true story? 

Possible Answers:

This is a fictional story because a deer would not live in a forest. 

This is a fictional story because a fox would not live in a forest. 

This is a fictional story because deers do not like water. 

This is a fictional story because animals can't talk like they do in the story.

Correct answer:

This is a fictional story because animals can't talk like they do in the story.

Explanation:

We know that this story is fictional because the deer and the fox talk in the story, but animals can't talk in real life.

A fox and a deer both live in a forest, and both animals like and need water to survive. These are all facts, and would not make a story fictional. 

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