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Grade 1 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.1.1

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Which is NOT green?
  1. An apple
  2. A pear
  3. A cherry
  4. A shamrock
Grade 1 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.1.1

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What is the passage about?
  1. St. Patrick's Day
  2. The color green
  3. A special day
  4. Things in nature
Grade 1 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.1.3

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Where does the story take place?
  1. In the forest
  2. In the ocean
  3. In the water
  4. In the nest
Grade 1 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.1.2

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What is the story about?
  1. A mother duckling taking her ducklings swimming
  2. A mother duckling with an ugly duckling
  3. A mother duckling with perfect little ducklings
  4. A mother duckling with a turkey
Grade 1 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.1.2

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Which choice best retells the story?
  1. A mother duckling takes her ducklings swimming and they all splash around, making her happy.
  2. A mother duckling takes her ducklings swimming and the all swim, including the big, ugly duckling that she thinks will not be ugly when he grows up.
  3. A mother duckling takes her big, ugly duckling swimming and decides he won't be ugly one day.
  4. A mother duckling takes her ducklings swimming and they don't like the water.
Grade 1 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.1.1

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Why does the author include a story of the ducklings swimming?
  1. Because he likes ducklings swimming
  2. Because it shows what's happening in the story
  3. Because ducklings look cute when they swim
  4. Because the mother duck wasn't swimming
Grade 1 Main Idea CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.1.2

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What is the mother doing?
  1. Making flour
  2. Making bread
  3. Making dinner
  4. Making cookies
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