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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 7 Summarizing
Grade 7 Summarizing
While reading, if I do not know what I have read, or something is not clear, I should
  1. write "I don't know" on my notes.
  2. keep reading, I want to finish first.
  3. go back and reread to find my answers.
  4. keep reading, maybe I will understand later.
Grade 7 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.7.2
The Road Crew
by Bryan Ellett

Seth watched out the front window as a crew of about 10 people worked hard to destroy parts of the street in front of his house. There was a large sign down at the end of the street describing the construction project underway. It said, "Road Resurfacing. Expected completion: Fall 2009." The sign did not explain what Seth was watching out his front window. To Seth, it appeared that the destruction was somewhat random.
One man sat in the seat of a large piece of construction equipment that Seth's dad told him was called a backhoe. This giant piece of metal machinery had a scoop with jagged metal teeth at the end of a long arm, and the operator was controlling the arm and scoop with two joysticks. He would raise the arm high in the air, with the teeth of the scoop pointing downward. Then, he would bring the arm down quickly and with great force, using the teeth of the scoop to crush the concrete that it landed on. Already, this gentleman had ripped out the entire portion of sloped concrete that connected the driveway of Seth's house with the road. Several workers came along and hauled away the large pieces of concrete left behind.
Another worker was in charge of a large circular saw. He would wheel the saw to a particular piece of the road and fire it up. The spinning of the saw, even before it began cutting, created a high whining sound. Then, he would lower the saw into the concrete and cut long sections of the road. The piece of the road Seth watched him cut was about eight feet long and two feet wide. Seth could tell that the saw operator was working extremely hard.
Seth stepped into his front yard and looked up and down the street. Nothing made sense. Several other houses had the front portion of their driveway ripped out just as Seth's had been. But there were several more houses whose driveways were untouched. There were slices of road cut out here and there, but Seth could see no pattern to the places that were cut up. He could even see one worker filling in a recently cut piece of the roadway with fresh cement. Was there any point to what they were doing, or were they just breaking things and putting them back together to kill time? Seth had no way to know, so he just went back to the window to watch. It might not make sense, but, for Seth, destruction was fun to watch.

Which of these best summarizes the last paragraph?
  1. Seth noticed that one worker was filling in with concrete one of the holes that had been cut.
  2. Seth saw that some driveways were being ripped out while others were not being touched.
  3. Seth was happy to be watching workers from his window because he enjoyed watching destruction.
  4. Seth did not understand why only parts of the road were being destroyed, so he decided to just watch and enjoy.
Grade 7 Summarizing
Travis and Frederick went to the mall to buy shoes. Frederick decided that he was going to steal pair of shoes from the mall. Travis tried to talk Frederick out of doing it. When they got to the mall and entered the shoes store Travis went to look at some shoes. Frederick pretended to be looking at shoes, when he suddenly bolted for the door with a pair of Nikes. The security guard reached out and grabbed Frederick's arm and took him to the station. Travis just called his mom to pick him up.

What is the most appropriate summary?
  1. Travis wanted a pair of shoes from the mall so he got his friend Frederick to steal them.
  2. Frederick thought he could get away with stealing shoes from the mall and he did.
  3. Travis had no idea that Frederick planned to steal from the mall when they planned to buy shoes.
  4. Travis tried to talk his friend Frederick out of stealing shoes from the mall, but when he did it anyway he got caught.
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 7 Summarizing
Cornelia wanted to get out of taking her test in Science. She asked to go to the restroom during science class. As she wandered along the hall the shiny red fire drill seemed to call her name. Cornelia looked left and then right, and pulled the alarm. Green spray came out all over her arms, just as she began to run away. Ms. Singelton saw Cornelia's green arms and took her straight to the office. Turns out she still had to take the test, but from ISSP.

Which answer choice is the best summary?
  1. Cornelia did not study for a test so she made a plan to hide out in the restroom during that class.
  2. Cornelia wanted to get out of a science test so she pulled the fire alarm. she got caught and ended up in ISSP.
  3. Cornelia hates tests so she decided to skip school instead of going to class on test days.
  4. Cornelia pulled the fire alarm so that Hannah could get out of taking a science test.
Grade 7 Summarizing
Grade 7 Summarizing
In the before reading phase, you create a purpose for reading. What do you do next?
  1. put that purpose into a question
  2. pause and reflect
  3. ask myself questions as I read
  4. visualize what I am reading
Grade 7 Summarizing CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RI.7.2
The faculty at Newtown Elementary School invites you to attend our annual Honors Dinner on Thursday, June 17, 2005, in the school cafeteria.
A meal will be served at 7:00 P.M. The cost of the meal is $7.50 per person. Please respond by June 5th with the number of family members attending. We look forward to seeing you there.
Which of the following is the best summary of the invitation?
  1. The teachers at school are having a dinner to which you are invited. It will be at 7 P.M. on June 17 and will cost $7.50 a person.
  2. Students need to decide if they want to go to the Honors Dinner with their teachers and family at Newtown Elementary School.
  3. Newtown Elementary School is going to have an Honors Dinner. The teachers hold this dinner once a year for all of the honors students.
  4. The dinner costs $7.50 a person. You need to let the teachers know by June 5 how many people you are bringing to the dinner.
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