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Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.1
The author says that the President's vehicles are designed to keep him safe and he always travels with the Secret Service. You can infer that the President
  1. is very popular.
  2. has a dangerous job.
  3. likes to travel.
  4. spends a lot of time on the road.
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 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 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 4 Animals (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, RI.4.2, RI.4.10
Have you ever seen a diving dog? Every year, thousands of dogs participate in          diving          competitions. During these competitions, man's best friend gets to swim and splash in the water while the crowd cheers them on.

So are dogs good          divers         ? Not all of them. Most dogs need a lot of practice to become good divers. If you have a dog, you can         train         your dog to become a diving dog. Lots of kids do it. The age of the dog doesn't matter either. All that's required is a dog that loves and respects it owner.

Training a dog to dive can also be a great way to help a               disobedient               dog. Dogs who usually have trouble following the rules enjoy learning how to dive because it is more fun than learning to sit or stay. It's also a great way to help dogs burn off          energy         .

Of course, just because a dog likes diving doesn't mean it will do well at a diving competition. Dogs must get used to diving on           command           and being around other dogs. They also have to get used to the noise of the crowd and the diving pool itself. The more competitions a dog participates in, the easier diving becomes. Some          owners          also throw special toys into the pool to make the dog more comfortable.

Dogs who become really comfortable and good at diving can qualify for even bigger competitions. The biggest               competition               is the Dog Olympics. It's called the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge. Every year, the best dog divers in the United States participate in the competition.
Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.3
According to the passage, why was Barack Obama's election important?
  1. He was the first African-American president.
  2. He was the first president from Hawaii.
  3. He was the first married man to become president.
  4. Both A and B
Grade 4 Sports (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.4.1

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Based on the passage, you can infer that                 players are on the court at a time.
  1. two
  2. five
  3. ten
  4. twenty
Grade 4 Sports (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.4.3

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The goal of archery is to...
  1. shoot the arrows into any one of the circles
  2. hit the bulls-eye with the arrows
  3. avoid the circles with the arrows
  4. shoot the arrows as far as possible
Grade 4 Animals (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, RI.4.2, RI.4.10
Have you ever seen a diving dog? Every year, thousands of dogs participate in          diving          competitions. During these competitions, man's best friend gets to swim and          splash          in the water while the crowd cheers them on.

So are dogs good          divers         ? Not all of them. Most dogs need a lot of            practice            to become good divers. If you have a dog, you can         train         your dog to become a diving dog. Lots of kids do it. The age of the dog doesn't matter either. All that's required is a dog that loves and            respects            it owner.

Training a dog to dive can also be a great way to help a               disobedient               dog. Dogs who usually have trouble following the         rules         enjoy learning how to dive because it is more fun than learning to sit or stay. It's also a great way to help dogs burn off          energy         .

Of course, just because a dog likes          diving          doesn't mean it will do well at a diving competition. Dogs must get used to diving on           command           and being around other dogs. They also have to get used to the         noise         of the crowd and the diving pool itself. The more competitions a dog participates in, the easier diving becomes. Some          owners          also throw special toys into the pool to make the dog more comfortable.

Dogs who become really comfortable and good at diving can           qualify           for even bigger competitions. The biggest               competition               is the Dog Olympics. It's called the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge. Every year, the best dog divers in the United States               participate               in the competition.
Grade 4 Animals (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, RI.4.2, RI.4.10
Polar bears live in the Northern Hemisphere. They are largely found in         Alaska         , Canada, Greenland, Norway, and Russia. Polar bears rarely stay in one place. They travel to find a        mate        and to find food. Often polar bears also follow the       ice       north in the spring. In the fall, they follow the ice         south        .

What Do Polar Bears Look Like?
Polar bears are incredibly         large         bears. Male polar bears can grow to be up to 11 feet tall. Female polar bears can        grow        to be up to 8 feet tall. Polar bears may seem a bit skinnier than other polar bears because they have longer heads and skinnier         necks        .

Polar bears also look like they have white fur. However, a polar bear's       fur       is not white. A polar bear's fur is actually made of small, hollow tubes. The         tubes         are all clear. When the light from the sun reflects off of them, they look white. This helps polar bears         blend         into their environment. In the snow, the white fur looks like              camouflage             . This makes it easier for a polar bear to hunt for its        prey       .

What Do Polar Bears Eat?
Polar bears are              carnivores             . This means they eat meat. A polar bear's favorite food is the ringed        seal       . Some polar bears also like to eat whale carcasses and walruses.

Polar bears often catch their dinner while swimming. They can        swim        up to 6 miles per hour. They can also        dive        up to 15 feet under water. Once a polar bear catches its meal, it eats the fat and           blubber          . The rest of the seal becomes food for other animals.

The Future of Polar Bears
Polar bears are a protected           species          . People like to kill them as food and for their fur. The ice in the polar bears'           habitat           is also melting. All of these make it difficult for polar bears to           survive          .
Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.4.4
The passage says the president spends a lot of time in the Oval Office. The Oval Office is
  1. a room where the President works and holds meetings
  2. a room that has a very weird shape
  3. a room where Congress meets
  4. a room that the President sleeps in
Grade 4 People (Stories)
What is the main purpose of "What Does the President Do?"
  1. to explain how we elect a president
  2. to show where the president lives
  3. to describe the jobs of the president
  4. to tell about the education of the president
Grade 4 Animals (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, RI.4.2, RI.4.10
Polar bears live in the Northern Hemisphere. They are largely found in         Alaska         , Canada, Greenland, Norway, and Russia. Polar bears rarely stay in one place. They travel to find a        mate        and to find food. Often polar bears also follow the ice north in the spring. In the fall, they follow the ice         south        .

What Do Polar Bears Look Like?
Polar bears are incredibly         large         bears. Male polar bears can grow to be up to 11 feet tall. Female polar bears can grow to be up to 8 feet tall. Polar bears may seem a bit skinnier than other polar bears because they have longer heads and skinnier         necks        .

Polar bears also look like they have white fur. However, a polar bear's       fur       is not white. A polar bear's fur is actually made of small, hollow tubes. The         tubes         are all clear. When the light from the sun reflects off of them, they look white. This helps polar bears blend into their environment. In the snow, the white fur looks like camouflage. This makes it easier for a polar bear to hunt for its        prey       .

What Do Polar Bears Eat?
Polar bears are carnivores. This means they eat meat. A polar bear's favorite food is the ringed        seal       . Some polar bears also like to eat whale carcasses and walruses.

Polar bears often catch their dinner while swimming. They can        swim        up to 6 miles per hour. They can also dive up to 15 feet under water. Once a polar bear catches its meal, it eats the fat and blubber. The rest of the seal becomes food for other animals.

The Future of Polar Bears
Polar bears are a protected           species          . People like to kill them as food and for their fur. The ice in the polar bears' habitat is also melting. All of these make it difficult for polar bears to           survive          .
Grade 4 Places (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, RI.4.2, RI.4.10
The town of Coober Pedy in Australia does not look like anything special on the map. It is just a very tiny       dot       in the middle of nowhere. There are no cities around it. It takes hours to reach a place with more than a handful of people living there. The city is so tiny that it is almost              impossible              to find on a map or in person! Not only is it hot, but temperatures often soar high above one hundred degrees.

So, who would want to live in such a           distant          , hot place? More than a century ago, people came searching for opal. Opals are rare and colorful stones found in underground mines. People on the run from the law also came here. This small town was the perfect place to hide. To escape the heat, many of the people built               underground               homes. It gave them a place to go to cool off and get out of the sun.

Who comes to Coober Pedy today? Filmmakers often do when they need a             landscape             that looks like a dry and deserted planet. Tourists from all over the world also come for a visit. They wander through the underground town. They take tours of homes and walk through           museums          . Still others come and stay. They spend their days searching for just enough of that blue, green, and pink sparkle of opal to earn their fortune.
Grade 4 Places (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, RI.4.2, RI.4.10
The town of Coober Pedy in Australia does not look like anything special on the map. It is just a very tiny       dot       in the middle of nowhere. There are no cities around it. It takes hours to reach a place with more than a handful of people living there. The city is so tiny that it is almost              impossible              to find on a map or in person! Not only is it hot, but temperatures often soar        high        above one hundred degrees.

So, who would want to live in such a           distant          , hot place? More than a century ago, people came searching for        opal       . Opals are rare and colorful stones found in underground         mines        . People on the run from the       law       also came here. This small town was the perfect place to hide. To escape the heat, many of the people built               underground               homes. It gave them a place to go to        cool        off and get out of the sun.

Who comes to Coober Pedy today? Filmmakers often do when they need a             landscape             that looks like a dry and deserted planet.            Tourists            from all over the world also come for a visit. They wander through the underground town. They take tours of homes and walk through           museums          . Still others come and stay. They spend their days             searching             for just enough of that blue, green, and pink sparkle of opal to earn their           fortune          .
Grade 4 Sports (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.4.3

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Archery originated as a technique used during warfare.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.6
Based on the passage, the author most likely thinks that:
  1. Barack Obama is a good president.
  2. Barack Obama is a bad president.
  3. Barack Obama will be elected again.
  4. The author does not give an opinion.
Grade 4 People (Stories)
What office did Barack Obama hold before he became president?
  1. U.S. Senator
  2. Attorney General
  3. Vice-President
  4. Mayor of Chicago
Grade 4 Sports (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, RI.4.2, RI.4.10
Step 1: Field the ball
First things         first        , you can’t turn a double play if you do not stop the baseball.

Step 2: Flip/Throw the ball to the base or take it yourself.
Determine whether it will be easier for you to toss the        ball        to the base or take it yourself. If you         throw         the ball, your job is done and the rest falls on the other player. If you take it yourself the rest is on you.

Step 3: Tag the bag
Make sure you tag the       bag       or you don’t get the out.

Step 4: Throw to first base
Execute a quick transition from the tag and make a nice accurate         throw         to first base. You need to act           quickly           because the move will be close. Help your first baseman out with an accurate throw.

Step 5: Run off the field or fist bump
If there are three        outs        after the play, run off the field. If there are only two outs, give your partner a nice fist bump or high-five for executing properly, and then get ready for the next        play       .
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