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Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.4.3
If you will find a map of the West Indies in your atlas or geography, you will also find Puerto Rico. It is one of the four Greater Antilles Islands, and lies east of Haiti and farthest out in the Atlantic Ocean.

It is over four hundred miles from the east coast of Cuba, one thousand miles from Havana, and about one thousand four hundred and fifty miles from New York.

In size, it is the smallest of the group. Its area is about three thousand five hundred and fifty square miles. Its average length is about ninety-five miles; its average breadth about thirty-five miles.

In shape, it resembles the State of Connecticut, though it is only three-fourths the size of that State.

According to the passage, which statement best describes Puerto Rico?
  1. A small island in the Atlantic Ocean
  2. An island shaped like Connecticut found in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,450 miles from New York
  3. The smallest of the Greater Antilles Islands in the Atlantic Ocean
  4. A part of the United States that connects to the Atlantic Ocean
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.4.8
You may think, perhaps, that your dog belongs to you, and for that reason you can do with him just as you please. But do you ever stop to consider that Rover or Don may not enjoy being kicked and beaten and pulled about any more than you would if you were in his place? That is something that we must think about.

What kind of reason or evidence does the author use to get kids to think about being nice to pets?
  1. Asking readers to think put themselves in a dog's shoes
  2. Statistics of dogs who are hurt or in a shelter every year
  3. A simple sentence telling kids to be nice to their pets
  4. Stories about kids who are not nice to their pets
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.7, RI.4.7
THE Swan is a very beautiful bird. It is generally white, though a black swan has been discovered in Australia. It is not very often seen in this country. It was brought from Asia and Eastern Europe into England, ”from whence, most probably, a few specimens have been introduced into this country. The Swan is very graceful in the water, but on land it is an awkward waddler.

A swan lover wants to put this passage online and add graphics and other features. Which is NOT something he should include on the website?
  1. Pictures of different types of swans
  2. Maps of Asia and Eastern Europe
  3. A timeline showing when the swan came to different countries
  4. Videos of a swan swimming and waddling
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.4.3
"Ralph, you went down town without permission after you came home from school to-day. Did you forget the rule about that?"

"I did forget, mamma, but what's the use of the rule, anyhow? I'm a pretty big fellow, it seems to me, to have to ask every time I want to go out. And there's a lot of rules that I think I might do without that are well enough for Archie and Bess." Ralph spoke in a fretful tone, and looked abused. It seemed to him that his mother did not realize what a great boy he was, or she would allow more liberty in many ways.

"It is partly for the sake of Archie and Bess that I make the rules for you, and I insist upon having them kept," said mamma. "The younger ones cannot understand why you should have more privileges in these ways than they have, and if I allowed you to do as you please, even if you should generally please to do right, it would make it much harder for them to obey rules laid down for them."

What reason does the mother give for making the rules?
  1. To keep Ralph safe
  2. To set a positive example for the younger children
  3. To be mean and show she is in charge
  4. To make Ralph's life very boring and frustrating
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.4.1

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Which detail supports the answer to Part A?
  1. People laugh at me, but if I had a fine sounding name they wouldn't laugh.
  2. If I should do some wonderful thing, nobody would think anything of it.
  3. Some folks say that a name doesn't amount to anything, but it does.
  4. No, Sir, nobody would think anything of it at all just because—why just because it was done by Peter Rabbit.
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.4.3

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How does the author describe the country in the first stanza?
  1. gray
  2. deserted
  3. green
  4. populous
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.8, RI.4.8

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Treat them Kindly

Most of us are fond of pets, and it would be hard to find the boy or girl who didn't want either a dog or a kitten. It is small wonder, for a dog is a very faithful friend, and anything more delightful than a tiny, fluffy kitten, full of fun and spirits, it would be hard to find. But sometimes these pets do not have a very easy time of it. Only a few days ago we saw a little boy out on the sidewalk with his kitten. He was enjoying himself, but the kitten wasn't, for he would pick it up and throw it across the yard, till poor kitty mewed pitifully. Now, if our boys and girls are going to have pets, they ought to learn to treat them very kindly, just as they would wish to be treated themselves.

How does the author explain how pets shouldn't be treated?
  1. Lists the ways to properly care for pets
  2. Says not to treat pets in certain ways
  3. Gives an example of a pet being mistreated
  4. Says to treat pets kindly
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.4.1

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Which lines from the poem best demonstrate the answer to Part A?
  1. It lies with us and no one else/How other folks shall take it.
  2. It's what we do and what we say/And how we live each passing day
  3. That makes it big or makes it small/Or even worse than none at all.
  4. And that's the way and only way/That other folks will take it.
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.4.3
THE Swan is a very beautiful bird. It is generally white, though a black swan has been discovered in Australia. It is not very often seen in this country. It was brought from Asia and Eastern Europe into England from whence, most probably, a few specimens have been introduced into this country. The Swan is very graceful in the water, but on land it is an awkward waddler.

According to the passage, how did swans get to America?
  1. They were brought into England from Asia and Eastern Europe.
  2. They flew from where they were discovered in Australia.
  3. They swam from England to the United States.
  4. They were brought by a few people in England.
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.4.3
What is Dew?

Moisture collected from the atmosphere by the action of cold. During the day, the powerful heat of the sun causes to arise from the earth and water a moist vapor, which, after the sun sinks below the horizon, is condensed by the cold, and falls in the form of dew. Dews are more copious in the Spring and Autumn than at any other season; in warm countries than in cold ones: because of the sudden changes of temperature. Egypt abounds in dews all the summer; for the air being too hot to condense the vapors in the day-time, they never gather into clouds and form rain.

Which choice best shows how dew is formed?
  1. Moisture is collected -> The heat causes moisture to rise -> It becomes a moist vapor -> The cold causes it to condense -> It falls to the earth as dew
  2. Moisture is collected -> The sun causes moisture to rise -> It turns into water -> The water falls to the earth -> The cold causes it to condense
  3. Water falls to the earth -> Heat causes the water to rise -> It turns into a moist vapor -> The cold condenses the vapor
  4. Water falls to the earth -> The cold condenses the water -> It rises into the air -> The heat turns it into a vapor
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RI.4.5

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About which trait of the Ring of Fire does the author give very little detail?
  1. Its volcanoes
  2. Its earthquakes
  3. Its location
  4. Its activity
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.4.1

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Why can't we see the Statue of Zeus today?
  1. It burned down.
  2. It was carefully maintained.
  3. It rotted from dampness.
  4. It was torn down by critics.
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.4.3

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THE Oyster Catcher feeds generally on shell-fish, oysters, limpets, &c. He detaches them from the rocks to which they are fastened, and opens them with his long, stout bill. The head, neck, and body are black. It lays two olive-brown eggs, spotted with black.

Why is the Oyster Catcher called an Oyster Catcher?
  1. Because it is used by humans to help catch oysters
  2. Because it eats oysters and other shellfish
  3. Because it has a long bill, perfect for opening oysters
  4. Because it hunts for its food in the rocks where oysters grow
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.4.1
Maggie's New Glove

1 "Maggie," her dad said, laughing. "Can't you wait until we get home?"

2 "Thanks for the glove, Dad," Maggie said again, scarcely hearing him. "It's perfect!" As usual, she started ripping the tags off as soon as they got to the car. "I can't wait to practice with it," she added.

3 "Well, remember," her dad warned, as they stopped at a traffic light, "that glove was expensive. You need to take good care of it. Okay slugger?"

4 "Sure, dad," Maggie answered assuredly. "Thanks a lot."

5 As soon as they got home, Maggie called her brother, Carl, outside to play catch. As they tossed the ball to each other, Scooter, Carl's new puppy, ran around happily, barking and trying to snatch the ball. The three of them had been playing for about an hour when their neighbor, Mrs. Matsuo, called out to them from next door. "I'm taking Tani and Kane to get ice cream. Why don't you ask your dad if you can come with us?"

6 "I don't know," Maggie hesitated. "I wanted to practice more."

7 Carl, however, was sprinting for the house. "Ice cream sounds great," he said. Maggie looked down at her new glove. "He said okay," Carl announced racing back outside. He had already put away his glove.

8 "Come on, Maggie," he said, running to join the others.

9 "Okay," Maggie agreed, dropping the ball and pulling off the glove. She started to drop it, too, but remembered her promise to her dad. Looking up at the dark clouds, she tossed the glove onto the covered porch instead. "It'll be safe there," she thought as she headed for the car.

10 Maggie had a great time at the ice-cream parlor. In fact, she forgot all about the glove until she got home.

11 "Where's my glove?" she wondered as she looked over at the porch. Then she saw Scooter standing nearby, happily wagging his tail. Her new glove was dangling from his mouth. "Oh, no!" she shouted, running to get it from him. It was too late. Her new glove was ruined. Scooter had torn large shreds from the webbing and left tooth marks and holes all over it.

12 "It's not Scooter's fault," Maggie told her dad, explaining what had happened. "I'm sorry."

13 Maggie still felt bad the next day when it was time for practice. "I guess you'll have to do," she said, grabbing her old glove.

14 "What are you doing with that?" her dad asked as she got in the car.

15 Maggie sighed. "I've got to use something."

16 "How about this instead?" He was holding another new glove, just like the first one. "I think you have learned your lesson. I'm sure you will be more responsible from now on."

17 "Thanks, Dad!" Maggie shouted.

18 At practice, Maggie showed her new glove to all of her teammates. After every play she carefully wiped off the dust. This time, she was determined to take care of her new glove.

19 "Thanks again, Dad," Maggie said as they got home after practice. "This was a great surprise."

20 "Hey, Maggie," her friend Lisa shouted when Maggie got out of the car. "Do you like my new bike?"

21 "Wow," Maggie said, as Lisa stopped by their fence.

22 "Want to take it for a ride?" Lisa offered.

23 "Sure!" Maggie answered.

24 "Don't be too long," Maggie's dad said, while walking inside. "It's almost dinnertime."

25 Maggie started to throw her glove on the porch, but spotting Scooter nearby, she changed her mind. "Oh, no," she said, grinning at the bouncy puppy. She instead carefully hung her glove on the fence.

26 That night, Maggie lay in bed listening to the rain and thinking about Lisa's bike, having forgotten all about her new glove still hanging on the fence.

Which detail from the selection shows that Carl behaves in a responsible way?
  1. Carl tosses the ball to his sister and his new puppy.
  2. Carl puts his glove away before going for ice cream.
  3. Carl hurries to the neighbor's car.
  4. Carl tells Maggie to join the others.
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.4.3

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Which description explains how the majority of stones at Stonehenge are placed?
  1. on their sides
  2. on their ends
  3. by themselves
  4. by pair
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RI.4.3

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What is most unique about this pile of rocks?
  1. They're tall.
  2. They're standing straight up.
  3. They're in the middle of nowhere.
  4. They're a different color than most rocks.
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, RI.4.3, RI.4.5
The following directions are found at the beginning of a cookbook:

1. Always use Pillsbury's Best Flour.

2. Sift flour twice before adding to cakes or breakfast cakes.

3. Make all measurements level by using edge of knife to lightly scrape off from top of cup or spoon until material is even with the edges.

4. Use same sized cups or spoons in measuring for the same recipe.

5. Before starting to make recipe, read through carefully, then put on table all the materials and tools needed in making that particular recipe.


Why are these directions MOST LIKELY included in the cookbook?
  1. To provide extra instructions to help make the recipes tastier
  2. To make it harder for the cooks to follow the recipes in the cookbook
  3. To make it easier for the cooks to successfully follow the recipes in the cookbook
  4. To encourage the cooks to only use the company's products
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RI.4.1

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How do people today know what the Statue of Zeus actually looked like?
  1. They can read about it textbooks.
  2. They can go see it for themselves.
  3. They can see pictures of what archaeologists uncovered.
  4. They can imagine it in their minds.
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.7, RI.4.7

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Look at the following chart:

Did the Groundhog See its Shadow?
Saw ShadowNo ShadowNo Record
100179
More Winter End of Winter No One Knows


On February 2, in Pennsylvania, the skies are usually...
  1. Gray and cloudy
  2. Clear and sunny
Grade 4 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.4.4
"I don't want to play with you Franklin," shouted Bear. "And I don't want to play with you, either!" Franklin shouted back. Franklin stomped all the way home.

Franklin and Bear had a                .
  1. ball
  2. fight
  3. party
  4. pet
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