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Common Core Standard RL.2.1 Questions

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Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.2.1

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When was this poem most likely written?
  1. During the winter
  2. At the beginning of summer
  3. At the beginning of spring
  4. In the middle of summer
Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.2.1

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Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.2.1

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What does the last line of the poem suggest?
  1. The speaker touched the sun.
  2. The speaker got a sunburn.
  3. The speaker dislikes the sun.
  4. The speaker was barefoot.
Grade 2 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.2.1

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Why did Erica need to wear green?
  1. It was Wear Green Day.
  2. It was School Spirit Day.
  3. It was St. Patrick's Day.
  4. It was a popular color.
Grade 2 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.2.1

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Who helped Erica?
  1. Her best friend
  2. A teacher
  3. The leprechaun
  4. Her mother
Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.2.1

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What does the poem suggest about the sun during the summer?
  1. It shines longer than other times of the year.
  2. It is the only time the sun shines.
  3. It helps the plants and trees grow.
  4. It wakes the speaker up.
Grade 2 Story Elements CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5
Colleen was having a bad Friday. First she woke up late. Then she tripped on her way to the bathroom and hurt her knee. When she got to the bathroom, her brother Kyle was in there, and she had to wait five whole minutes until she could use it. She ran back to her room to get dressed for school, and when she finally was able to use the bathroom, Kyle had left the floor wet. Her socks were completely soaked from walking across the wet floor, and they were her last clean pair for the week! She decided to take off her wet socks and try to let them dry on the way to school. She went downstairs to grab something to eat before she left for school. Her mom was in the kitchen as she grabbed a banana and headed for the door. As she ran out of the door her mom called after her, "Where are you going Colleen?"

"School, I'm running late!" She yelled over her shoulder.

"But today is Saturday." Her mom called after her.

She stopped and turned around. Her mom was in the doorway with a smile on her face. Colleen smiled back and walked back into the house, happy she wasn't late for anything.


What is the setting of this passage?                   Colleen's house                  

What is the problem in this passage?                               Colleen is late for school.                              

What is the solution to Colleen's problem?                                                        She's not late for school because it is the weekend.                                                       

Name a personality trait of Colleen.                                     tardy/late, clumsy, distracted...                                    
Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.2.1
Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.2.1
Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.2.1
Why did the King of the Polar Bears always have plenty of food?
  1. Other animals brought him food
  2. Other animals stayed away from his hunting grounds
  3. Other animals ran from him
  4. Other animals regularly cooked and cleaned for him
Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.2.1
The sky is getting dark. There are many clouds in the sky. All of a sudden, people start to bring out their umbrellas. What is taking place?
  1. It is sunny outside.
  2. It is about to rain.
  3. The students are getting ready to play.
  4. There is precipitation on the ground.
Grade 2 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.2.1
Jill is rocking back and forth. The waves are very big. She gets splashed in the face! Where is Jill located?
  1. She is on the playground.
  2. She is on an amusement park ride.
  3. She is on a boat.
  4. She is learning at school.
Grade 2 Books CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.2.1
Which is NOT a place the speaker has books?
  1. Bunk bed
  2. Chair
  3. Refrigerator
  4. Couch
Grade 2 Books CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.2.1
Grade 2 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.2.1
What happened to the King of the Polar Bears every year?
  1. He grew smaller and smaller.
  2. He grew bigger and stronger.
  3. He grew meaner and angrier.
  4. He grew happier and friendlier.
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