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Summarizing Questions - All Grades

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Grade 8 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.8.2
Is it an ant, you wonder, or a termite? Ants resemble termites, but they are quite different and can be easily distinguished. In contrast to termites, ants are usually dark in color, are hard bodied, and have constriction between the thorax and abdomen. Termites are light in color and shed their wings. Flying ants do not shed their wings. Also, ants and termites belong to different orders.

Select the best summary of this paragraph.
  1. Termites are lighter in color and loose their wings at a certain stage of development.
  2. Ants are dark in color, hard bodied and belong to a different order than termites.
  3. Ants and termites are both insects and have many things in common
  4. Although ants resemble termites, they have differences that can be easily seen.
Grade 8 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.8.2

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Restating a passage or idea in your own words:
  1. paraphrasing
  2. contradicting
  3. empathizing
  4. restrategizing
Grade 9 Summarizing
Putting the author's words in your own words is called:
  1. Summarizing
  2. Grouping
  3. Paraphrasing
  4. Concluding
Grade 4 Summarizing
Grade 3 Summarizing
Even though you skimmed the questions before you began reading the story, you should
  1. not waste time reading it again.
  2. work as fast as you can so you can take a nap.
  3. draw designs around the answer.
  4. read the entire question and all the answer choices.
Grade 8 Summarizing
Grade 5 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.5.2

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Which statement best summarizes the passage?
  1. Angie goes to Tennessee to visit a farm and does a bunch of chores.
  2. Angie goes to live on a farm and quickly wishes she is back home in the city.
  3. Angie visits family in Tennessee and gets a quick introduction to farm life.
  4. Angie feeds the chickens and learns how to quickly get out of their way.
Grade 8 Summarizing
Using the same ideas as a passage but making the words your own:
  1. paraphrasing
  2. copying
  3. marginalizing
  4. fortifying
Grade 4 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, RL.4.1, RL.4.2

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What needed to happen for the old woman to get home?
  1. She had to find her way.
  2. The pig had to jump over the stile.
  3. The fire had to burn the rope.
  4. Her horse had to move.
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