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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 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.3.2

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Which choice best summarizes the passage?
  1. There have been many different alphabets over time, but the one we use today is the best.
  2. The alphabet we use today has changed many times throughout history.
  3. Different cultures used different alphabets to fit their needs at the time.
  4. A symbol-based alphabet made a lot of sense for the early humans, but not for us.
Grade 6 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.5, CCRA.W.4, RI.6.5, W.6.4

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Which statement would make the best conclusion for this passage?
  1. The hotel has more then fifty rooms and each one is designed by a different artist.
  2. Visitors often combine the trip with activities like dog sledding or snowshoeing.
  3. Ice hotels have become so popular that they have been built in Canada, Norway and Romania
  4. The hotel features everything from a restaurant and a lobby made completely out of blocks of ice.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.3.1

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What is the main reason you sneeze?
  1. to show you have a cold in your nose
  2. to force things out of your nose
  3. to stop an itch in your nose
  4. to build mucus in your nose
Grade 4 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.4.2

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Which sentence summarizes the speaker's thoughts in A Valentine?
  1. Love requires fancy notes and gifts.
  2. A simple "I love you" is good enough.
  3. Grandma looks the same as when she was young.
  4. Grandma has started to look a lot older and has white hair.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Which choice best explains why onions make people cry?
  1. Onions increase your body's hormones and make you sad.
  2. Gas from the onion mixes with tears to create an acid the body tries to wash away.
  3. Tears help prevent the onion's gas from reaching the eyes.
  4. Onions combine with tears to create a salty flavor that improves the onion.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Why do different golfers want different numbers of dimples?
  1. The way they hit the ball helps change how fast and far the ball goes too.
  2. They don't want the ball to work as well as other balls.
  3. The dimples change the look and feel of the ball.
  4. Different numbers of dimples are allowed in different tournaments.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.3.3

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Which choice best explains why humans don't currently run 40 miles per hour?
  1. No human has tried to reach 40 miles per hour.
  2. A lot of factors go in to making it possible to run 40 miles per hour.
  3. The human body is not designed to run 40 miles per hour.
  4. Scientists need to conduct more research to determine if running 40 miles per hour is possible.
Grade 4 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.4.1

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Select the best summary of the article.
  1. The Trojans were given a peace offering by the Greeks and brought it into their city.
  2. The Trojans were blind and did not see that the peace offering was going to harm their city.
  3. The Trojans had fought long and hard and were finally glad that the war was over.
  4. The Trojans had been in the middle of a long and difficult war against the Greeks.
Grade 4 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.4.5
Grade 7 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, RI.7.1, RI.7.2

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Identify three details that should be included in a summary of the passage.
  1. Worms and viruses are rather unpleasant terms that have entered the jargon of the computer industry to descry some of the ways that computer systems can be invaded.
  2. A worm can be defined as a program that transfers itself from computer to computer over a network and plants itself as a separate file on the target computer's disks.
  3. One worm was injected into an electronic mail network where it multiplied uncontrollably and clogged the memories of thousands of computers until they could no longer function.
  4. A virus is a set of illicit instructions that passes itself on to other programs or documents with which it comes on contact.
  5. It can change or delete files, display words or obscene messages, or produce bizarre screen effects.
  6. A virus can be dealt with using a vaccine, or antivirus, which is a computer program that stops the virus form spreading and often eradicates it.
  7. In its most vindictive form, a virus can slowly sabotage a computer system and remain undetected for months, contaminating data or wiping out an entire hard drive.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.3.2
One night Paul could not go to sleep. It was 10:00 PM and he was still awake. He tried closing his eyes, but that didn't work. He tried to lie on his stomach. That didn't work either. He tried to count to 100. That only made him think more. Finally, he got up and got a drink of water. That made him feel better. He went back to bed and fell asleep.

What is the best summary of this story?
  1. Paul could not go to sleep. He got a drink of water. He tried to count to 100. He finally went to sleep.
  2. Paul could not go to sleep. He tried many things to help him go to sleep. He got a drink of water. Finally, he went back to bed and went to sleep.
  3. He went back to bed and went to sleep. He tried to count to 100. One night Paul could not go to sleep.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.3.2
It was late afternoon when Daisy and Baily were let out of their kennels. They ran outside and searched for their toys. They played frisbee, fetch with a ball and chased squirrels. After about an hour they began to get hungry. They barked and barked until their owner came out to feed them. The food was yummy and they ate it all up. After that, they laid out in the yard in the sunshine. The sun was warm on their fur. What a nice afternoon Daisy and Baily had together.

What is the best summary of this story?
  1. Daisy and Baily played all afternoon. They laid out in the yard. Then they went back to their kennels.
  2. Daisy and Baily are dogs. They like to bark and play. They played in the sun. They got out of their kennels. They had a nice afternoon together.
  3. Daisy and Baily played together. They ate some food. They laid out in the sun. They had a nice afternoon.
Grade 3 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.3.2
It was a sunny, hot day. Mom decided to take us swimming. We got all our swimming things packed, got in the car and drive to the pool. When we arrived I saw some of my friends. We played and swam around the pool. The sun was burning hot as it reflected off the water. The water was cool and soothing. I wish I could have stayed there all day.

What is the best summary of this passage?
  1. A mom takes her children to the pool. The pool was fun and cool. The character wanted to stay there all day.
  2. The character wanted to stay there all day. A mom takes her children to the pool. The pool was fun and cool.
  3. A mom takes her children to the pool. The character wanted to stay there all day.The pool was fun and cool.
Grade 4 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.4.1

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Which lines from the poem show evidence of the answer to Part A?
  1. And, though her hair is snowy white,/Her eyes still have their maiden blue,
  2. No perfumed page nor sheet of gold/Was that first hint of love he sent,
  3. But with the secret gran'pa told---/"I love you"---gran'ma was content.
  4. If---though her head be bowed and gray---/If---though her feeble pulse be chill---
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