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Grade 6 Games (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.6.2

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What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Checkers is such an easy game, it can be played anywhere.
  2. The winters in the city of Janeda, Estonia are extraordinarily cold.
  3. Some Checkers games actually have pieces made out of lead.
  4. Estonia is the home of an extremely unusual checkers game.
Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.1
Grade 6 Games (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.6.5

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Which idea is supported primarily in the third paragraph?
  1. How challenging it is to stay in the same position underwater
  2. Why an underwater checkers game was originally created
  3. What steps divers go through in order to play this game
  4. How the winners of this different competition are chosen
Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.2
Which choice best summarizes the main idea of "What Does the President Do?"
  1. The President lives in the White House.
  2. The President is elected every four years.
  3. The President has a lot of important jobs.
  4. Anyone can do the job of the President.
Grade 6 Events (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.6.2

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What would make the best title for this passage?
  1. An Ancient Argument
  2. A Trip to Europe
  3. A Mess to Clean up
  4. An Italian Sticky Battle
Grade 4 People (Stories)

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Dr. Seuss was a very successful author. Which detail DOES NOT support this point?
  1. His books have been translated into 15 different languages.
  2. His life and works inspired a Broadway musical.
  3. His college humor magazine kicked him off the staff.
  4. His books have sold over 200 million copies.
Grade 4 Sports (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, RI.4.2, RI.4.10
Fill in the blanks to complete the passage.

Step 1: Get Fouled
This is a strange step, but in game situations you cannot get to the        free        throw line without getting fouled.

Step 2: Collect Yourself
You may be mad about the foul or tired from running back and forth. Take a deep          breath          and enter the half circle.

Step 3: Perform your Pre-Shot Routine
You should have a routine that you do         every         time you receive the ball at the charity stripe (free throw line). You might dribble with your left hand, spin the ball, and then shoot, or maybe you take one dribble, pass the ball around your body, take one dribble with each hand, and then get ready to shoot. Make your routine fast. You only have roughly 15 seconds to do it. It should be comfortable and        easy        to do each time.

Step 4: Bend your Knees
Many people come up short on their free throws           because           they do not use their legs. They are an important power aspect.

Step 5: Tuck your Elbow
It helps you use proper        form        and make a good accurate shot.

Step 6: Shoot the Ball
Don’t wait too long or you will psych yourself out. Do what you do best and shoot the ball. Don’t hesitate or rush it. Take your        time        and execute.

Step 6: Get Back on Defense
Don’t let the other players rush back on you         after         you make/miss your free throw.
Grade 6 Events (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.6.2

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What is the main idea of the first paragraph?
  1. An unusual battle that takes place in Italy
  2. What to pack when going on a long trip
  3. The legend behind the fruity festival
  4. Where all the rotten oranges come from
Grade 5 Places (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, RI.5.2, RI.5.10
Every year, countless people from some of the northern and central states of the country leave snow, ice and freezing temperatures behind by heading south. These "snowbirds", as they are often called, trade in their          gloves          and hats for             sunscreen             and bathing suits. Heading south to escape winter's chill is common, but some             travelers             do just the opposite. They pack the extra layers and the snow boots and head to the village of Jukkasjarvi in          Sweden         . Once they arrive, they check into their hotel, but they don't take off their heavy coats and           scarves          . Why? Because at Sweden's Ice Hotel, everything from the beds to tables is made out of blocks of       ice      .

Why would anyone want to travel to one of the           coldest           places in the world during the winter          season         ? That was a question that a tourist company asked more than 20 years ago. They wanted more tourists so they tried something new. They built a 60 square foot         igloo         out of ice blocks and held an art exhibit inside. People came, but not that many.

One day, a group came to see the           exhibit          , but arrived too late. Instead of leaving, they spread out their sleeping bags and spent the night in the        snow       . Suddenly, a brand new idea was born! The tourist company built an entire         hotel         out of ice blocks taken from the nearby Torne River. They advertised this          unique          hotel all over the world and soon, people came to explore. Now,           curious           guests check in and enjoy the cold. Then, when the warmth of spring returns, the hotel melts into the ground and disappears. It will be           rebuilt           when winter returns.
Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, RI.3.2, RI.3.10
Fill in the blanks to complete the passage.

If you have ever seen a golf ball, you know it is a small round ball with a lot of little ridges or holes on it. Those ridges or         holes         are called dimples.

Golf balls were not always made with           dimples          . The first golf balls were made from leather. They were stuffed with goose feathers. Some people called them featheries. All balls were made by hand and very             expensive             to buy.

In the 1840s, the guttie ball was introduced. It was made of rubber. In the 1880s, the gutties began to be made with patterns on the balls. The most popular           pattern           was called Bramble. It was a series of bumps in circles on the balls. The bumps became popular because golfers realized that scratches and bumps on the surface helped the        ball        travel further.

In the early 1900s, the golf balls golfers use today were first developed. They were made of two halves fused            together            so they had air in the middle. This made them lighter and helped them travel further. Companies then added the dimples to make the balls able to travel even           further           and much faster.

Why do dimples make the balls travel faster and further? They create multiple layers of       air       around the ball. One layer moves faster than the other, which helps increase the ball's speed. Most golf balls         today         have between 300 and 500 dimples.

Companies are constantly testing the number, depth, and position of the dimples to try to make sure they have the        best        golf ball available for every golfer. Some golfers may want a ball with more dimples. Some may want a ball with         fewer         dimples. It all depends on how they play the game.
Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, RI.3.2, RI.3.10
What's the strongest muscle in the human body? That question is actually difficult to answer.

The human        body        has three different kinds of muscles (cardiac, skeletal, and smooth) and there are hundreds of muscles in the        body       . Each muscle works to help make the body          strong          as a whole. However, there are a few muscles that do more        work        than many of the others.

Eye Muscles
The muscles in your eyes, particularly the muscles on the outside of your        eyes        do a lot of work. These external muscles help your eye adjust its position so it can        keep        a steady gaze. They can move over 10,000         times         in an hour. That's a lot of work!

Gluteus Maximus
The gluteus maximus is a         large         muscle. In fact, it's the           largest           in your body. It helps to keep your body upright and            controls            your posture. It also works against gravity, which means it has to be very strong.

Heart
Many people think the         heart         is your strongest muscle because it works the hardest. Your heart pumps blood      24      hours a day. During your lifetime, it can beat over 3 billion         times        . It's what helps keep you         alive        .

Masseter
The masseter is a          muscle          in your jaw. It helps you close your         teeth         with tremendous force.

Soleus
Below your calf muscle is your soleus. This muscle helps you        walk       , run, and dance. It works against gravity to help you         stand         up and requires a lot of            strength            to keep you moving.

Tongue
Your tongue is always at work, even when you think it's not. Your tongue is actually a         group         of muscles. It helps you         speak        , it helps you process foods, and all day long it helps move saliva around in your mouth and        down        your throat.

All of the muscles in your body work very        hard        to help make sure everything runs smoothly. Which muscle do you think is the             strongest             of them all?
Grade 6 Games (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.6.2

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What would make the best title for this passage?
  1. The Fast and Easy Way to Win at Checkers?
  2. Surviving the Harsh Estonia Winters
  3. Have Mask, Will Play Checkers
  4. Life at the Bottom of the Swimming Pool
Grade 11 Short Stories (Non-Fiction) CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.11-12.6

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How do humans differ from machines?
  1. They have to be fed.
  2. They have to be bathed.
  3. They operate mechanically.
  4. They have to deal with psychology and morality.
Grade 5 Places (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, RI.5.2, RI.5.10
Every year, countless people from some of the northern and central states of the country leave snow, ice and freezing temperatures behind by heading south. These "snowbirds", as they are often called, trade in their          gloves          and hats for sunscreen and bathing suits. Heading south to escape winter's chill is common, but some travelers do just the opposite. They pack the extra layers and the snow boots and head to the village of Jukkasjarvi in          Sweden         . Once they arrive, they check into their hotel, but they don't take off their heavy coats and scarves. Why? Because at Sweden's Ice Hotel, everything from the beds to tables is made out of blocks of       ice      .

Why would anyone want to travel to one of the coldest places in the world during the winter          season         ? That was a question that a tourist company asked more than 20 years ago. They wanted more tourists so they tried something new. They built a 60 square foot igloo out of ice blocks and held an art exhibit inside. People came, but not that many.

One day, a group came to see the exhibit, but arrived too late. Instead of leaving, they spread out their sleeping bags and spent the night in the        snow       . Suddenly, a brand new idea was born! The tourist company built an entire hotel out of ice blocks taken from the nearby Torne River. They advertised this unique hotel all over the world and soon, people came to explore. Now,           curious           guests check in and enjoy the cold. Then, when the warmth of spring returns, the hotel melts into the ground and disappears. It will be rebuilt when winter returns.
Grade 4 Sports (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, RI.4.2, RI.4.10
Fill in the blanks to complete the passage.

Step 1: Get Fouled
This is a strange step, but in game situations you cannot get to the        free        throw line without getting fouled.

Step 2: Collect Yourself
You may be mad about the        foul        or tired from running back and forth. Take a deep          breath          and enter the half circle.

Step 3: Perform your Pre-Shot Routine
You should have a routine that you do         every         time you receive the ball at the charity stripe (free throw line). You might dribble with your left hand,        spin        the ball, and then shoot, or maybe you take one dribble, pass the ball around your body, take one           dribble           with each hand, and then get ready to shoot. Make your routine fast. You only have roughly 15           seconds           to do it. It should be comfortable and        easy        to do each time.

Step 4: Bend your Knees
Many people come up         short         on their free throws           because           they do not use their legs. They are an             important             power aspect.

Step 5: Tuck your Elbow
It helps you use proper        form        and make a good            accurate            shot.

Step 6: Shoot the Ball
Don’t wait too        long        or you will psych yourself out. Do what you do best and shoot the ball. Don’t            hesitate            or rush it. Take your        time        and execute.

Step 6: Get Back on Defense
Don’t let the other           players           rush back on you         after         you make/miss your free throw.
Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, RI.3.2, RI.3.10
Fill in the blanks to complete the passage.

If you have ever seen a golf ball, you know it is a small         round         ball with a lot of little ridges or holes on it. Those ridges or         holes         are called dimples.

Golf balls were not always made with           dimples          . The         first         golf balls were made from leather. They were stuffed with goose            feathers           . Some people called them featheries. All balls were made by hand and very             expensive             to buy.

In the 1840s, the guttie ball was introduced. It was        made        of rubber. In the 1880s, the gutties began to be made with patterns on the balls. The most popular           pattern           was called Bramble. It was a series of         bumps         in circles on the balls. The bumps became popular because golfers realized that scratches and bumps on the           surface           helped the        ball        travel further.

In the early 1900s, the golf balls golfers       use       today were first developed. They were made of two halves fused            together            so they had air in the middle. This made them           lighter           and helped them travel further. Companies then added the dimples to make the balls able to travel even           further           and much faster.

Why do dimples make the balls travel faster and further? They create multiple layers of       air       around the ball. One layer moves          faster          than the other, which helps increase the ball's speed. Most golf balls         today         have between 300 and 500 dimples.

Companies are constantly           testing           the number, depth, and position of the dimples to try to make sure they have the        best        golf ball available for every golfer. Some golfers may want a ball with more dimples. Some may want a ball with         fewer         dimples. It all depends on how they        play        the game.
Grade 5 Animals (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.5.1

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Based on the passage, you can infer that hares...
  1. love being pets and are easy to capture for that purpose
  2. are difficult to capture and tame as pets
  3. make poor pets because of their wild nature
  4. are hard to find and capture in the wild
Grade 9 Short Stories (Non-Fiction)
After reading both the letter and the essay, one can conclude that the author -
  1. lacks confidence in herself.
  2. makes friends very easily.
  3. is open to new experiences.
  4. wants to be a scientist.
Grade 3 Nature and Science (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.3.5

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The author provides the example of the ball on the merry-go-round to describe the Coriolis Effect. What other text feature would help readers understand the effect?
  1. A diagram of how the Coriolis Effect works
  2. A picture of a hurricane moving
  3. An image of water in a toilet
  4. Another description like the merry-go-round
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