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Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.1
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 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 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 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 2 People (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, RI.2.2, RI.2.10
Once you start yawning, it's hard to stop.

People        yawn        for many reasons. They yawn when they wake up. They yawn when they go to         sleep        . They yawn        when        they are bored. They yawn when their ears are plugged up. They yawn when they       see       other yawns.

Humans aren't the only             creatures             that yawn. Dogs yawn. Cats        yawn       . Even birds yawn. Fish yawn       too      . Humans can even yawn when they're still in the womb.

What is a yawn? It's a            movement            of the muscles in your chest, mouth, and throat. Yawning helps wet        tiny        air sacs in your         lungs        .

People can't yawn on           command          . When they feel a yawn          coming          on, it's really hard to stop it. Scientists aren't sure why people yawn. Hippocrates was an ancient             scientist            . He thought yawning was a way to remove       bad       air from the lungs. In the 17th century other scientists studied yawning. They thought yawning increased your         heart         rate. They also thought it helped the level of          oxygen          in the blood. Today, scientists think yawning has to do with changing states. You yawn when you go from awake to          asleep         . You yawn when you go from asleep to         awake        . You also may yawn to      go      from alert to bored.

One thing is for certain - yawning is contagious. When you see someone yawn, your         brain         tells you to yawn too. It's a way to help you        feel        what others are feeling.
Grade 2 People (Stories) CCSS: CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, RI.2.2, RI.2.10
Once you start yawning, it's hard to stop.

People        yawn        for many reasons. They yawn when they wake up. They yawn when they go to sleep. They yawn        when        they are bored. They yawn when their ears are plugged up. They yawn when they see other yawns.

Humans aren't the only             creatures             that yawn. Dogs yawn. Cats yawn. Even birds yawn. Fish yawn       too      . Humans can even yawn when they're still in the womb.

What is a yawn? It's a            movement            of the muscles in your chest, mouth, and throat. Yawning helps wet tiny air sacs in your         lungs        .

People can't yawn on command. When they feel a yawn          coming          on, it's really hard to stop it. Scientists aren't sure why people yawn. Hippocrates was an ancient             scientist            . He thought yawning was a way to remove bad air from the lungs. In the 17th century other scientists studied yawning. They thought yawning increased your         heart         rate. They also thought it helped the level of oxygen in the blood. Today, scientists think yawning has to do with changing states. You yawn when you go from awake to asleep. You yawn when you go from asleep to         awake        . You also may yawn to go from alert to bored.

One thing is for certain - yawning is contagious. When you see someone yawn, your         brain         tells you to yawn too. It's a way to help you feel what others are feeling.
Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.1
According to the passage, why is it important for the President to make good decisions?
  1. He can lose money by making bad decisions.
  2. He wants to make himself look good.
  3. His decisions affect all of the United States.
  4. His job is to make important decisions.
Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.3
Which detail about Barack Obama is NOT true?
  1. His mother was white.
  2. He lived with his grandparents.
  3. He graduated from Yale.
  4. He lived in Chicago.
Grade 4 People (Stories) CCSS: RI.4.3
According to the passage, why did people vote for Obama?
  1. They thought he was handsome.
  2. They liked that he was from Hawaii.
  3. He gave them hope.
  4. He promised them money.
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 People (Stories)

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The passage says Dr. Seuss adopted a pseudonym. Based on the passage, a PSEUDONYM is a
  1. a cure for a disease
  2. a meaningless, made-up word
  3. a fake name used by an author
  4. a book that sounds a lot like another book
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According to the passage, what made The Cat in the Hat a great book for teachers?
  1. It was written in rhyme.
  2. It contained 220 common words.
  3. It was about a cat.
  4. It only had 10 pages.
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Dr. Seuss was a determined person. Which detail shows that he was determined?
  1. He worked for many different newspapers and magazines.
  2. Many of his books were turned into cartoons.
  3. Many of his rhymes were inspired by his mother.
  4. His first book was rejected 27 times.
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What caused Dr. Seuss to develop his pseudonym?
  1. He was kicked off the staff of a college magazine.
  2. He was tired of being recognized for his writing.
  3. He wanted a name that kids would think was silly.
  4. He wanted to separate himself from his family.
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