This printable supports Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2

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Summarizing and Supporting Details (Grade 1)

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Summarizing and Supporting Details

The next day the mother duck took her ducklings to the pond.


Splash! Splash! The mother duck was in the water. Then she called the ducklings to come in. They all jumped in and began to swim. The big, ugly duckling swam, too.

The mother duck said, "He is not a turkey. He is my own little duck.
He will not be so ugly when he is bigger."
What is the story about?
  1. A mother duckling taking her ducklings swimming
  2. A mother duckling with an ugly duckling
  3. A mother duckling with perfect little ducklings
  4. A mother duckling with a turkey
Why does the author include a story of the ducklings swimming?
  1. Because he likes ducklings swimming
  2. Because it shows what's happening in the story
  3. Because ducklings look cute when they swim
  4. Because the mother duck wasn't swimming
Which choice best retells the story?
  1. A mother duckling takes her ducklings swimming and they all splash around, making her happy.
  2. A mother duckling takes her ducklings swimming and the all swim, including the big, ugly duckling that she thinks will not be ugly when he grows up.
  3. A mother duckling takes her big, ugly duckling swimming and decides he won't be ugly one day.
  4. A mother duckling takes her ducklings swimming and they don't like the water.
Where does the story take place?
  1. In the forest
  2. In the ocean
  3. In the water
  4. In the nest
How does Mother Duckling feel about the big, ugly duckling?
  1. She thinks he's a turkey.
  2. She thinks he'll grow up to look nice.
  3. She thinks he's a good swimmer.
  4. She thinks he'll run away.

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