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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 4 Summarizing

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Why did ancient cultures make up stories about the Sun?
  1. to entertain one another
  2. to get children to fall asleep
  3. to help explain its movements
  4. to share the facts they had learned
Grade 7 Summarizing

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Which choice offers the best summary of the story?
  1. A tiger tells about her life.
  2. A group of tiger cubs go hunting.
  3. A mother tiger raises her tiger cubs.
  4. A narrator explains how tigers became endangered.
Grade 4 Summarizing
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 4 Summarizing

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Many ancient cultures thought of the Sun as a
  1. god.
  2. hero.
  3. animal.
  4. brother.
Grade 9 Summarizing
Putting the author's words in your own words is called:
  1. Summarizing
  2. Grouping
  3. Paraphrasing
  4. Concluding
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
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