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Grade 1 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RI.1.9
Passage #1
In Ancient Egypt, the people had many gods. One god was Ra. He was the sun god. He was born each morning. When he was born, the sun rose.

Passage #2
In Ancient Egypt, the people believed in a god named Osiris. He was the god of the dead. The people believed that when they died, they went to the underworld. There they met Osiris and his wife, Isis.

What is one difference between Passage #1 and Passage #2?
  1. One talks about a real god and the other talks about a fake god.
  2. One talks about a married god and the other talks about a single god.
  3. One talks about the god of life and the other the god of death.
  4. One talks about Ancient Egypt and the other talks about Ancient Greece.
Grade 1 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RI.1.9
Passage #1
Salmon live in the ocean, but they lay their eggs in rivers. They travel up to 900 miles to get to rivers to lay their eggs.

Passage #2
Salmon are remarkable creatures. Once a year, female salmon head back to the rivers where they were born. They swim upstream. The conditions are tough. Many salmon die along the way. Those that make it lay their eggs. Then they die, leaving new salmon behind.

How are the two passages the same?
  1. They both talk about the salmon's journey.
  2. They both say how far salmon travel.
  3. They both explain how hard the journey is.
  4. They both say that salmon die.
Grade 1 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RI.1.9
Passage #1
Salmon live in the ocean, but they lay their eggs in rivers. They travel up to 900 miles to get to rivers to lay their eggs.

Passage #2
Salmon are remarkable creatures. Once a year, female salmon head back to the rivers where they were born. They swim upstream. The conditions are tough. Many salmon die along the way. Those that make it lay their eggs. Then they die, leaving new salmon behind.

Which passage is more detailed?
  1. Passage #1
  2. Passage #2
Grade 1 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RL.1.9
Humpty-Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty-Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king's horses, and all the king's men
Cannot put Humpty-Dumpty together again.
(an egg)

How was Humpty Dumpty different at the end of the passage?
  1. He was a whole egg.
  2. He was broken in pieces.
  3. He was riding on a horse.
  4. He was sitting on a wall.
Grade 1 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RL.1.9
This is the house that Jack built.
This is the malt, that lay in the house that Jack built.
This is the rat, that ate the malt, that lay in the house that Jack built.
This is the cat, that killed the rat, that ate the malt, that lay in the house that Jack built.
This is the dog, that worried the cat, that killed the rat, that ate the malt, that lay in the house that Jack built.

How was the cat's part of the story different from the rat's part of the story?
  1. The rat was scared and the cat was worried.
  2. The rat was killed and the cat was worried.
  3. The rat was full and the cat was hungry.
  4. The rat was bad and the cat was good.
Grade 1 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RL.1.9
Little Jack Horner
Sat in the corner,
Eating a Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb,
And he took out a plum,
And said,
"What a good boy am I!"

How is Little Jack Horner different in the beginning of the passage than at the end?
  1. He is in the corner for being bad.
  2. He is eating a pie.
  3. He sticks his hand in a pie.
  4. He is a good boy.
Grade 1 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RL.1.9
There was once a wolf, and he got very hungry, and so he went to have a look to see what he could find for dinner. After a bit he saw a ram feeding in a meadow, so he went up to him and said: “Mr. Ram, Mr. Ram, I'm going to eat you!” But the ram answered: “Who are you, I should like to know, that you mean to eat me?”

“I'm a wolf, and I'm looking for a good dinner,” said the wolf. “What sort of a wolf do you fancy you are?” answered the ram, “you're not, you're a dog!” “No, I'm not a dog,” said he, “I'm a wolf.” “Well then,” answered the ram, “if you're a wolf, stand at the bottom of the hill and open your jaws wide. Then I'll run down the hill and jump straight into your mouth.” “All right,” said the wolf.

So he stood at the bottom of the hill and opened his mouth wide, while the ram climbed to the top of the hill. Then he ran down the hill very fast, and hit the wolf with his horns as hard as he could.

The wolf rolled over, knocked senseless with the blow, while the ram ran off home. And there lay the wolf, till at last he came to himself again, with all his bones aching.

“Well, what a fool I must have been!” thought he. “Who ever saw a ram jump into one's mouth of his own free will?”

How was the ram different from the wolf?
  1. The wolf was smarter than the ram.
  2. The ram was smarter than the wolf.
  3. The wolf was happier than the ram.
  4. The ram was hungrier than the wolf.
Grade 1 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.9, RL.1.9
Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, marry, have I,
Three bags full;
One for my master,
And one for my dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives in the lane.

How are the master, the dame, and the little boy all the same?
  1. They are all males.
  2. They all live on a farm.
  3. They all get a bag of wool.
  4. They all live in the lane.
Grade 1 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.7, RL.1.7
Based on the picture, how does Humpty Dumpty feel in the poem?
  1. happy
  2. tired
  3. scared
  4. angry
Grade 1 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.1.3

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To what does the speaker compare his arms?
  1. The rays of the sun
  2. The fins of a fish
  3. The tail of a dog
  4. The spray from a hose
Grade 1 Compare and Contrast CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.1.1

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Which is NOT something the speaker likes to do in summer?
  1. Eat yummy foods
  2. Eat an ice cream cone
  3. Find starfish
  4. Go swimming
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