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Citing the Text (Grade 4)

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Citing the Text

Instructions: Sometimes when you read a story, an author leaves things out and hopes you can figure them out on your own. This is called making inferences and drawing conclusions. Thankfully, the author often leaves clues to help you make inferences and draw conclusions. This worksheet will help you practice reading between the lines to figure things out.

Read the paragraph below.
She swam back and forth in the pool. Susan swam like a fish. When she got out of the pool, she saw that she was sunburned. She didn't know you could get sunburned while in the water!

Which of the following should be the first sentence of the paragraph?
  1. I love to swim every summer.
  2. Use sunscreen to keep from getting sunburned.
  3. Susan likes to go fishing and camping.
  4. Susan went to the pool on Saturday.
Beth was all alone in the basement and it was dark. The only thing she could hear was a small scratching sound. What do you think will happen next?

Jenny was swinging on the swings when she heard a "SNAP!" What do you think will happen next?

David Green is a man who works at a zoo. He helps train the animals for shows. He mostly works with chimps, tigers, and lions. He is a great trainer. David was working with a tiger to teach it how to jump through a ring of fire. Two days later the tiger learned how to jump trough a ring of fire. David was finished, so he was going to put the tiger into its cage. David forgot to lock the gate, so the tiger got out.

What was the cause of the tiger getting out?
  1. David forgot to lock the gate.
  2. The tiger jumped out.
  3. The lock broke.
  4. The tiger got out.

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