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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 1 Quiz


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1) The soccer field was at the top of a hill. On each side, there was a steep slope down. The view was great.
If the ball got kicked out of bounds, though, there would be a big problem. What might next happen to
the ball? It would
a. roll down the hill.
b. go flat.
c. go up a tree.
d. bounce too high.

2) Before you read a story, you should look at the title and pictures, and predict what you think the story
will be about.
a. True b. False

3) Good readers make predictions as they read.
a. True b. False

4) The only time the reader should make predictions when reading is at the beginning of the passage.
a. True b. False

5) Quanekqua's bus picks her up at 7:00 but Quanekqua didn't wake up until 6:45. She still needs to get
dressed and eat breakfast. What do you predict will happen next?
a. Quanekqua will make it to her bus
stop on time.
b. Quanekqua will miss her bus.
c. Quankequa will go back to sleep.
d. The bus driver will wait an extra 15
min. for Quanekqua.

6) Carlos said he was craving something sweet to eat. What do you predict Carlos will do next?
a. Eat some potato chips
b. Play outside
c. Eat a piece of chocolate cake
d. Drink some tea

7) Ms. Stephenson says she is tired of having long hair. What do you predict will happen next? She
a. buys a hat
b. wears sunglasses.
c. puts on sunscreen
d. gets a hair cut.

8) Maria looked out the tiny window next to her seat. She could hear the plane's engines warming up. She
held on tight as the plane started rolling down the runway. What will happen next?
a. The will plane land.
b. Maria will get off the plane.
c. Maria will have a snack.
d. The plane will take off.

9) Sarah climbed the steps to get to the diving board. She stood on the edge of the board and looked at the
pool below. She took a deep breath and got ready. What will Sarah do next?
a. Put on a swimsuit
b. Jump off the diving board
c. Compete in a swim race
d. Dry off with a towel

10) The puppy ran around the yard looking for his lost bone. He sniffed all over the lawn. When he found
the right spot, he started digging. What happened next? The puppy
a. found his bone.
b. looked some more.
c. had dinner.
d. buried his bone.
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11) Predictions should be made after you finish reading a story.
a. True b. False

12) Tim had five candy bars for breakfast, three bags of chips for lunch, and two big pieces of cake for
dessert. What do you think will happen next?
a. He will get a hug from his mother.
b. He will run outside and play ball.
c. His stomach will hurt.
d. His feet will hurt.

13) Yesterday the sun went away, the sky grew dark, big black clouds puffed up in the sky, and the wind
began to blow. What do you predict happened next?
a. It became a sunny day.
b. It was about to be day time.
c. A thunderstorm began and it rained.
d. It was nighttime.

14) Randy smelled smoke. He looked outside and saw where it was coming from. A pile of leaves had
caught on fire! Randy ran to the phone and started dialing. Who does Randy probably call?
a. the market
b. his cousin
c. his doctor
d. the fire department

15) Katie was telling her friends a story about a trick her dog can do. Her friends thought it was very funny.
What do you predict her friends did next? They
a. laughed.
b. cried out with fear.
c. got mad.
d. went home sad.

16) Mya had just mopped the floor. It was very slippery. Just then, her little brother ran through with his
socks on. Mya tried to warn him, but it was too late. What probably happened next?
a. Mya's brother ate breakfast.
b. Mya's brother slipped and fell.
c. Mya took a shower.
d. Mya mopped the floor.

17) Long ago, there lived a pig that was given plenty of good food to eat each day. Needless to say, the
sheep was quite satisfied with his life. Satisfied, that is, until one morning when the farmer's wife
brought his food and said, "Enjoy this good food while you can, dear sheep. For you shan't be around
much longer!"Make a prediction: What does the farmer's wife most likely tell the pig next?
a. "We are moving to another farm!"
b. "You are being sold to a pet store!"

c. "When next we meet, you will be on
our dinner table!"
d. "We will put you on a diet because
you are getting fat!"

18) The sheep was shocked. Apparently, the farmer and his wife had been giving him all that good food just
to fatten him up! But this was a clever sheep, and he immediately came up with a plan. First he ate all
the food the farmer's wife had bought. Then he butted down the door to his pen. What will the sheep do
next? Then he
a. ran away as fast as he could.
b. ate seconds and fell asleep.
c. announced that he was finished to
the farmer's wife.
d. came up with another plan.

19) Terra put on her swimsuit. Next, she packed her towel and sand toys in a bag. Finally, she put on a hat
and some sunscreen. Then she walked out the door. Where does Terra probably go?
a. the movies
b. her grandma's house
c. the beach
d. on a nature hike

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20) Nikki and Pablo found a good spot in the park. They spread a blanket on the grass. Then they took lots
of food out of their basket. What do the kids probably do next?
a. play softball
b. go swimming
c. eat a picnic lunch
d. take naps

21) Joan grabbed her jacket, a book, and a bag with sandwiches and cookies inside as she headed out the
back door. She skipped down the path that started in her backyard and ended at the pond in the woods
near her best friend's house. When she arrived, Joan saw that Beth had beaten her to the pond. Beth had
already kicked off her shoes and was laying on her back reading. Beside her on the blanket she had
spread out, were two bottles of water and two apples. She smiled and waved when she saw Joan
skipping toward her.
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22) Jeff looked out the window. It was snowing outside! He asked his mom if he could play outside. When
she said he could, Jeff started to put on his snow clothes. Which did Jeff probably put on?
a. shorts
b. mittens
c. sandals
d. sunglasses

23) It was the best play Bobby had ever seen! The story was exciting. All of the actors were very good.
When the play was over, Bobby jumped to his feet excitedly. What will Bobby do next?
a. clap and cheer
b. boo and hiss
c. race to the exit
d. go on stage himself

24) Martin was riding his bike. He looked back to see if his friend was still behind him. Suddenly he heard
the crunching of broken glass. Martin had ridden through broken pieces of a bottle. His front tire began
to wobble.
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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 2 Meet the Emperors!
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Emperor penguins are one of 17 different kinds of penguins. Penguins are seabirds with
feathers and flippers. These birds cannot fly. On land, they stand upright and walk with a
waddle.
Penguin Power
Emperor penguins are the largest penguins. They are mostly black and white. Most emperor
penguins live in the icy waters of Antarctica
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Baby emperor penguins have soft, fuzzy feathers called down. As they grow up, they lose the down and grow
smooth feathers.
25) You might predict that penguins eat
a. lizards.
b. small insects.
c. fish.
d. walruses.
Keep reading to see if you are right.
Emperor penguins dive in the water for food. Penguins eat small fish, squid
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shrimp and crab.
A baby chick stays warm under its parent. When emperor penguins are
grown, their feathers and a thick layer of fat keep them warm.
Emperor penguins are strong, fast swimmers. They have short wings, which
they use as flippers to paddle underwater.


Emperor penguins also keep warm by huddling in groups called colonies. The
penguins take turns moving to the center of the group.

1 Antarctica: land at the South Pole
2 squid: sea animal that has eight short arms and two usually longer tentacles, a long thin body with a fin on each side
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Emperor penguins are playful. They like to run, hop, jump, and slide down snowy hills on their bellies. That is
called tobogganing.
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26) What do you think may happen after a mother penguin lays an egg?
a. The father watches the egg.
b. The mother watches the egg.
c. The egg is left in a nest.
d. The egg is left on the ice.
A Penguin Is Born

A female penguin lays one egg.

The male penguin keeps the egg warm
between his stomach and feet.

The egg hatches.
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A baby chick is born. Both the mother and
father care for the chick.


27) Before a baby penguin has feathers, it is covered in
a. down.
b. fur.
c. hair.
d. all of the above.

28) Which of the following is not true of penguins?
a. They get around by swimming.
b. They slide on their bellies.
c. They can only fly short distances.
d. They waddle because their legs are so short.

29) If Antarctica gets warmer and the ice melts, what would happen to the penguins? Why? ____________

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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 3 The Sandwich Thief
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Mike was very hungry.
I think Ill make a sandwich, he said. Mike went to his kitchen. He got two pieces of bread. He put turkey on
his sandwich. He put cheese on his sandwich. Then he added lettuce and tomato.

30) What will happen to the sandwich?
a. Mike will eat it.
b. Mike will put it in his lunch box.
c. Someone will take his sandwich.
d. Mike will feed it to his dog.

Yum, said Mike. He licked his lips. Then the doorbell rang.

31) What will happen next?
a. Mike will eat the sandwich.
b. Mike will answer the door.
c. Mike will take the sandwich to the door.
d. Mike will answer the phone.

Mike went to get it.
Mikes dog, Max, walked into the kitchen. Max sniffed the sandwich. The sandwich smelled good to Max.
Max licked his lips.

32) The author adds a lot of details about the sandwich. Which of the following is not true about Mike's
sandwich?
a. It has meat.
b. It has cheese.
c. It has vegetables.
d. It has mayonnaise.

33) This passage is
a. directions on how to make a sandwich.
b. a description of a sandwich thief.
c. a story about a sandwich thief.
d. none of the above.

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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 4 The Two Best Cakes
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Mrs. Diaz liked to bake cakes. She wanted to be the best baker in town. Mr. Jones lived next door to Mrs. Diaz.
He liked to bake cakes. He also wanted to be the best baker in town.
35) Both bakers want to be the best. What do you think they will do?
a. They will open a bakery together.
b. Each baker will try to prove that their cake is best.
c. They will bake cakes for charity.
d. They will stop baking cakes.

One day Mrs. Diaz baked a cake. The cake was very tall. She decorated it with glitter icing. She stuck
pinwheels on the top. The cake looked great.
Mr. Jones baked a cake on the same day. His cake was also very tall. He put green icing on his cake. He stuck
lollipop trees on top. Mr. Jones liked his cake very much. Wait until Mrs. Diaz sees this! he said. She will
see I am the best baker.
36) What will happen next?
a. Mr. Jones will sell his cake.
b. Mr. Jones will eat his cake.
c. Mr. Jones will bring the cake to a sick friend.
d. Mr. Jones will show his cake to Mrs. Diaz.

Mrs. Diaz had the same idea. Wait until Mr. Jones sees this! she said. He will see I am the best baker. Mrs.
Diaz decided to carry the cake next door to show Mr. Jones. She walked down the street. It was hard to see over
the pinwheels. But she didnt have far to go.
Mr. Jones decided to carry the cake next door to show Mrs. Diaz. He walked down the street. It was hard to see
over the lollipops. But he didnt have far to go. Mrs. Diaz didnt see Mr. Jones coming. Mr. Jones didnt see
Mrs. Diaz coming.
37) The theme of this story is
a. competition.
b. baking.
c. neighbors.
d. friendship.


38) What is the problem in the story?
a. Mr. Jones and Mrs. Diaz both think
their cake is the best.
b. Mr. Jones cake does not taste good.
c. Mrs. Diazs cake is too tall.
d. Mrs. Diaz ate her cake before Mr.
Jones could taste it.


39) The author does not end the story. What will happen next? How do you know? ___________________

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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 5 The Two Best Cakes
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Mrs. Diaz liked to bake cakes. She wanted to be the best baker in town. Mr. Jones lived next door to Mrs. Diaz.
He liked to bake cakes. He also wanted to be the best baker in town.

40) Both bakers want to be the best. What do you think they will do?
a. They will open a bakery together.
b. Each baker will try to prove that their cake is best.
c. They will bake cakes for charity.
d. They will stop baking cakes.

One day Mrs. Diaz baked a cake. The cake was very tall. She decorated it with glitter icing. She stuck
pinwheels on the top. The cake looked great.

Mr. Jones baked a cake on the same day. His cake was also very tall. He put green icing on his cake. He stuck
lollipop trees on top. Mr. Jones liked his cake very much. Wait until Mrs. Diaz sees this! he said. She will
see I am the best baker.

41) What will happen next?
a. Mr. Jones will sell his cake.
b. Mr. Jones will eat his cake.
c. Mr. Jones will bring the cake to a sick friend.
d. Mr. Jones will show his cake to Mrs. Diaz.

Mrs. Diaz had the same idea. Wait until Mr. Jones sees this! she said. He will see I am the best baker. Mrs.
Diaz decided to carry the cake next door to show Mr. Jones. She walked down the street. It was hard to see over
the pinwheels. But she didnt have far to go.

Mr. Jones decided to carry the cake next door to show Mrs. Diaz. He walked down the street. It was hard to see
over the lollipops. But he didnt have far to go. Mrs. Diaz didnt see Mr. Jones coming. Mr. Jones didnt see
Mrs. Diaz coming.

42) The theme of this story is
a. competition.
b. baking.
c. neighbors.
d. friendship.


43) What is the problem/conflict in the story?
a. Mr. Jones and Mrs. Diaz both think
their cake is the best.
b. Mr. Jones cake does not taste good.
c. Mrs. Diazs cake is too tall.
d. Mrs. Diaz ate her cake before Mr.
Jones could taste it.

44) The author does not end the story. What will happen next? How do you know? ___________________

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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 6 Life Lesson Chart Thank You, Mr. Falker
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Theme
The important people in our lives influence who we are in both positive and negative ways.

Supporting Evidence From Text
Trisha truly believes she can learn to read because her family tells her so.
Trisha says she feels dumb because other kids tease her.
Trisha feels safe and special when she is with her grandmother looking at the stars.
Trisha feels good around Mr. Falker because he promises that she will learn to read.
Trisha thanks Mr. Falker when she becomes an author of childrens books.

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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 7 Character Change Continuum Thank You, Mr. Falker
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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 8 Observational Checklist Thank You, Mr. Falker
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Book: Thank You, Mr. Falker
Comprehension Strategy Assessed: Predicting

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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 9 Traveling Turtles
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45) This passage will be about
a. people catching turtles and bringing them to zoos.
b. turtles that swim across the ocean.
c. people that swim with turtles across the ocean.
d. turtles being forced to leave their home because of pollution.

In late spring, huge loggerhead sea turtles crawl onto beaches. Each turtle digs a nest
in the sand and lays about 100 eggs. Two months later, tiny turtles hatch and travel out
to sea.

Most babies do not go for a swim when they are hours old. But baby loggerhead sea turtles do. Baby
loggerheads start to swim 8,000 miles not long after they hatch!

Many loggerheads hatch in Florida. Soon after, the baby turtles head for the Atlantic Ocean. The tiny turtles
swim across the ocean and back again. The trip takes between five and ten years.

Tiny Trunks Test Turtles

46) This section will explain
a. the relationship between baby elephants and turtles.
b. people who catch turtles and put them in wooden trunks.
c. scientists who test turtles.
d. turtles swimming in the wrong directions.

Scientists wondered how loggerheads safely make their way across the Atlantic Ocean. To find out, scientists
put "bathing suits" on some baby sea turtles. The suits were tied to machines that followed the turtles'
movements. Then the turtles were put into a water tank.
Scientists created magnetic paths in the water tank to see how the turtles would behave. A magnet pulls things
to it. Earth has similar magnetic paths. Scientists found that the turtles could follow those paths. Scientists think
Earth's magnetism paths help baby turtles steer safely across the ocean.

Hatching Helpers
Loggerhead sea turtles are endangered, or at risk of dying out. Some animals eat sea turtle eggs. Pollution can
also harm baby sea turtles.

Special groups of people in states such as Florida and North Carolina try to help sea turtles. Group members
make sure that people and animals do not disturb the eggs.

Sometimes workers mark sea turtle nests with signs.
Other groups help hatchlings
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get into the ocean. Members dig paths in the sand from a sea turtle nest to the
ocean. That way, the hatchlings can easily get to the water.


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47) Baby turtles know where to swim because they
a. follow their parents.
b. use their sense of smell.
c. follow magnetic forces in the Earth.
d. follow each other.

48) The author wrote this
a. to teach the reader how baby turtles know where to swim.
b. to convince the reader that baby turtles make good pets.
c. to give the reader tips on turtle care.
d. all of the above.

49) Do you think all the people trying to help turtles will really be able to help them? Explain. _________

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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 10 Cross Curricular Focus: Study Skills
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passage. Dont forget to go back to the passage whenever necessary to nd or conrm your answers.

STEPS
a) Read the title
b) Read the Questions
c) Read the Passage
d) Answer Questions
e) Under and Number

Before you start reading a story, it is a good idea to make some predictions. Read the title. Think about
any connections you can make to the topic. Skim the part you will be reading.
Look for any visual aids. A visual aid is something you can look at that helps you understand what you read.
Some examples are charts, drawings, and pictures. Look for new vocabulary. Use all of this information to get
an opinion about what you think is likely to happen in the story.

You can make a prediction when you read a textbook, too. The headings and visual aids help you.
Think about everything you already know. Decide what you expect to read about. This helps prepare your brain
to receive the information.

You cannot be certain about your predictions until you read the text. However, they are more likely to
be correct if you have evidenceto support your opinion. Many different predictions may seem true. As you
read, each one is either proven to be an error or is proven to be true. You have to read all the text through to the
conclusion.
When you make predictions, you give your brain places to put the information you will read. This helps
you focus on the reading. Your predictions may have sparked some questions in your mind. Your brain searches
for the answers to the questions as you read. You dont even have to think about it. Go back to your predictions
after you read. Determine if they were correct. If they were incorrect, try to understand why.
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50) What is an example of a visual aid? _______________________________________________________
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51) What can you use to support your opinion about what is likely to happen? ________________________
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52) What is one benet of making predictions before you begin reading? ____________________________
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53) What should you do after you nish reading? _______________________________________________
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54) Name one reading passage or text chapter where you can make predictions before you read. _________
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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 11 Where Will I Live?
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55) This passage will be about
a. animals going to zoos.
b. animals losing their homes.
c. people losing their homes.
d. new homes for people near animals.

April 22 [2007] is Earth Day. That day reminds everyone to take care of Earth,
our home. Many of Earth's animals are in danger of losing their homes. The pika
(PEE-kah) is an animal whose habitat is in danger. A habitat is a place in nature
where an animal or a plant lives.

Animal Habitats in Danger

Earth's temperature is rising, and people are using land where animals live.

56) The author will
a. describe what animals are affected by the Earth's temperature rising.
b. list the animals affected by people using land where animals live.
c. tell the readers what they can do to help.
d. all of the above.

Pikas are related to rabbits. Some kinds of pikas live on the rocky slopes of
mountains. These animals prefer cool weather. As Earth heats up, they must move to cooler
places higher in the mountains.
Scarlet macaws make their nests in the holes of rain forest trees. People are cutting
down those trees and using the land for farms. Macaws are running out of trees in which to
make their nests.
Polar bears live in the Arctic. They live on large pieces of sea ice. As Earth's
temperature rises, the large pieces of sea ice begin to melt. If the ice keeps melting, polar
bears will have nowhere to live.
Tigers live in the grasslands of Asia. Their habitat is shrinking because people are
building towns in places that used to belong to the tigers. Now these big cats have fewer
grassland areas to call home.

You Can Help Earth
Scientists say Earth is getting warmer because of pollution in the air. They are working to protect animal
habitats.

Here's what you can do!
Take short showers to save water and energy.
Dispose of trash properly. Recycle plastic, glass, paper, and metal.
Turn off electrical appliances when you are not using them.

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57) If the reader does the things that the author suggests, the reader will
a. waste time picking up trash.
b. have dirty hands.
c. help these animals keep their homes.
d. not really help the Earth.

58) Which animals are affected by the rising temperature on Earth?
a. pikas and scarlet macaws.
b. polar bears and the tigers.
c. tigers and the scarlet macaws.
d. polar bears and the pikas.

59) If one group of animals loses its habitat, does this affect the Earth? Why or why not? ______________

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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 12 Catch that Ball
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Crystal concentrated fiercely
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as she smoothed out the top turret
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of her sand castle. She had been out on the
beach since just after sunrise, and had spent several hours working on her masterpiece. She wanted to create the
best sand castle ever.

60) What will happen next?
a. Waves will wash away the sand castle.
b. Crystal's mom will take a picture of the sand castle.
c. A dog will run through the sand castle.
d. Boys will throw a ball at the sand castle.

Crystal stepped back to admire her work. More than twenty turrets rose from the top of the sand castle.
She had sculpted a drawbridge and a moat. She had even used the tip of her finger to draw ivy
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climbing up the
walls. It looked absolutely amazing.

A loud cry roused Crystal from her concentration. She looked up to see two boys throwing a football to
each other. They were laughing and running around in the sand.

61) These boys will
a. accidentally throw their ball towards the sand
castle.
b. try to destroy the sand castle.

c. throw their ball into the water. d. throw their ball into traffic.


One boy threw the ball to the other. Crystal watched in horror as the ball spiraled past his open fingers.
Time seemed to slow down as the ball hurtled toward her sand castle. Somebody catch that ball! Crystal
cried.

62) The adjective which best describes Crystal is
a. timid. b. careless.
c. bossy. d. determined.

63) This passage is
a. realistic fiction.
b. realistic non-fiction.
c. instructions on building sand castles.
d. science fiction.
e.
64) What do you think will happen to the sand castle? ___________________________________________
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fiercely: furiously active and determined.
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turret: a little tower often at a corner of a building.
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ivy: a climbing woody vine with green leaves often grown on the outside of buildings
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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 13 Eruption
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Mexico's "Volcano of Fire" roars back to life. When will the next big explosion occur?
The Colima (koh-LEE-mah) Volcano in Mexico has roared to life again. The 12,500-foot
volcano is also called the "Volcano of Fire." Over the past few months, its eruptions have
been larger and more frequent. It has been shooting hot gas and ash high into the sky.

65) The author will probably
a. explain a devastating eruption that recently occurred.
b. explain that a devastating eruption could happen any time.
c. predict that the volcano will soon become inactive.
d. go inside the volcano to look for evidence of eruptions.

The Volcano of Fire is Mexico's most active
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volcano. It has erupted many times over the
years. What scientists are most worried about is the next big eruption. The volcano has
had huge eruptions about every hundred years. The last one took place in 1913.
Scientists have noticed a pattern in recent activity that is very much like the pattern before
the 1913 eruption. "Most scientists are expecting a large, explosive eruption in the next 10
years or so," volcano expert Jim Luhr told Weekly Reader.

Living Near the Volcano

66) In this section, the author will probably:
a. encourage people to move closer to the volcano to see the
beautiful eruption.
b. describe how local people can predict the next eruption and know
what precautions to take.
c. describe how people are kept safely away from the volcano.
d. explain how the soil around the volcano is good for farming.

The volcano is 20 miles north of the city of Colima. To make sure no one is in danger, officials created a safety
zone around the volcano. People aren't allowed in that area.
Scientists use special equipment to track changes within the volcano. "We're looking for clues of another large,
explosive eruption," says Luhr. "That way, we can be prepared."

How a Volcano Works
A volcano is a mountain with an opening on top called a vent. Volcanoes can be active,
dormant (not active now but may erupt someday), or extinct.
When a volcano is active, magma collects in chambers beneath Earth's surface. Magma
is hot, melted rock. After pressure from gases in the magma builds up, the volcano
erupts. Magma explodes from vents on top and along its sides. Magma that has less gas
oozes from the volcano as lava.

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67) The author included maps in this passage
a. to show the reader where the volcano is.
b. to show scientists how to get to the volcano to study it.
c. to warn people living near the volcano to move to safer ground.
d. all of the above.

68) If a volcano is extinct, that means it
a. has never erupted.
b. is about to erupt.
c. has erupted, but it is not likely to erupt again.
d. recently erupted.

69) The last time the Colima volcano erupted was in 1913. When do you think the next eruption will take
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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 14 Cross Curriculum Focus ELA
DIRECTIONS: SAW . Use separate paper if needed.
You can improve your reading comprehension skills if you prepare your brain for reading before you
begin. Read the title and help your mind make connections to things you already know.

Highlight important words in the title. If you are reading from a source that you cant write on, such as a
textbook or library book, use a piece of paper. If you are reading on a worksheet or printed page on which you
are permitted to take notes, use it. Consider each of the words one at a time. Write down what you think of
when you read or hear that word. Then consider them collectively. They have been placed together to form the
title. Make a prediction about what you will read. Remember that a prediction in language arts is what a
hypothesis is in a science experiment. You are not making a wild guess. You are using all the available
information to make a knowledgeable guess. What can you reasonably predict at this point? Write your
prediction down so you can watch for it to be resolved one way or another as you read.

Look at any photos, illustrations, graphs or other visual aids that have been included with the story.
Read any captions or informational notes to make sure you understand what has been included. Note any
important statistics, dates or people. Pay attention to the colors used in the pictures and the mood the pictures
create. Write down any additional observations or predictions that come to mind. Remember, good predictions
are based on evidence. Think about why you think as you do.

Read over your notes and predictions as you prepare to begin reading the passage. Keep your notes out
in front of you while you read. As your predictions are either conrmed or proven to be incorrect, jot down little
notes about what happened. If you do not understand something that you read, go back a few sentences and
read again. If a specic word is giving you trouble, see if the words around that word can help you determine its
meaning. If not, use a dictionary if one is available. Do not be content to read on without understanding. When
you have nished reading, see if you can mentally summarize what you have read.

Whenever possible, discuss the reading with someone else who has also read it. This will allow you to
share your predictions and thoughts about what you read. Exchanging ideas sharpens your understanding.
Then you will be on your way to improving reading comprehension.

70) Name at least two techniques you can use to prepare your brain before you begin reading. ___________

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71) Why should you keep your notes nearby as you read? ________________________________________

72) How is a prediction like a hypothesis in science? ____________________________________________

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73) What can you do if you dont understand a specic word? ____________________________________

73) What is a benet of discussing the reading with someone else? ________________________________

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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions Quiz 1 [ANSWER KEY]
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1) The soccer field was at the top of a hill. On each side, there was a steep slope down. The view was great.
If the ball got kicked out of bounds, though, there would be a big problem. What might next happen to
the ball?
a. It would roll down the hill.
b. It would go flat.
c. It would go up a tree.
d. It would bounce too high.

2) Before you read a story, you should look at the title and pictures, and predict what you think the story
will be about.
a. True
b. False

3) Good readers make predictions as they read.
a. True
b. False

4) The only time the reader should make predictions when reading is at the beginning of the passage.
a. True
b. False

5) Quanekqua's bus picks her up at 7:00 but Quanekqua didn't wake up until 6:45. She still needs to get
dressed and eat breakfast. What do you predict will happen next?
a. Quanekqua will make it to her bus stop on time.
b. Quanekqua will miss her bus.
c. Quankequa will go back to sleep.
d. The bus driver will wait an extra 15 min. for Quanekqua.

6) Carlos said he was craving something sweet to eat. What do you predict Carlos will do next?
a. Eat some potato chips
b. Play outside
c. Eat a piece of chocolate cake
d. Drink some tea

7) Ms. Stephenson says she is tired of having long hair. What do you predict will happen next?
a. She buys a hat
b. She wears sunglasses.
c. She puts on sunscreen
d. She gets a hair cut.

8) Maria looked out the tiny window next to her seat. She could hear the plane's engines warming up. She
held on tight as the plane started rolling down the runway. What will happen next?
a. The will plane land.
b. Maria will get off the plane.
c. Maria will have a snack.
d. The plane will take off.
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9) Sarah climbed the steps to get to the diving board. She stood on the edge of the board and looked at the
pool below. She took a deep breath and got ready. What will Sarah do next?
a. Put on a swimsuit
b. Jump off the diving board
c. Compete in a swim race
d. Dry off with a towel

10) The puppy ran around the yard looking for his lost bone. He sniffed all over the lawn. When he found
the right spot, he started digging. What happened next?
a. The puppy found his bone.
b. The puppy looked some more.
c. The puppy had dinner.
d. The puppy buried his bone.

11) Predictions should be made after you finish reading a story.
a. True
b. False

12) Tim had five candy bars for breakfast, three bags of chips for lunch, and two big pieces of cake for
dessert. What do you think will happen next?
a. He will get a hug from his mother.
b. He will run outside and play ball.
c. His stomach will hurt.
d. His feet will hurt.

13) Yesterday the sun went away, the sky grew dark, big black clouds puffed up in the sky, and the wind
began to blow. What do you predict happened next?
a. It became a sunny day.
b. It was about to be day time.
c. A thunderstorm began and it rained.
d. It was nighttime.

14) Randy smelled smoke. He looked outside and saw where it was coming from. A pile of leaves had
caught on fire! Randy ran to the phone and started dialing. Who does Randy probably call?
a. the market
b. his cousin
c. his doctor
d. the fire department

15) Katie was telling her friends a story about a trick her dog can do. Her friends thought it was very funny.
What do you predict her friends did next?
a. They laughed.
b. They cried out with fear.
c. They got mad.
d. They went home sad.

16) Mya had just mopped the floor. It was very slippery. Just then, her little brother ran through with his
socks on. Mya tried to warn him, but it was too late. What probably happened next?
a. Mya's brother ate breakfast.
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b. Mya's brother slipped and fell.
c. Mya took a shower.
d. Mya mopped the floor.

17) Long ago, there lived a pig that was given plenty of good food to eat each day. Needless to say, the
sheep was quite satisfied with his life. Satisfied, that is, until one morning when the farmer's wife
brought his food and said, "Enjoy this good food while you can, dear sheep. For you shan't be around
much longer!"Make a prediction: What does the farmer's wife most likely tell the pig next?
a. "We are moving to another farm!"
b. "You are being sold to a pet store!"
c. "When next we meet, you will be on our dinner table!"
d. "We will put you on a diet because you are getting fat!"

18) The sheep was shocked. Apparently, the farmer and his wife had been giving him all that good food just
to fatten him up! But this was a clever sheep, and he immediately came up with a plan. First he ate all
the food the farmer's wife had bought. Then he butted down the door to his pen. What will the sheep do
next?
a. Then he ran away as fast as he could.
b. Then he ate seconds and fell asleep.
c. Then he announced that he was finished to the farmer's wife.
d. Then he came up with another plan.

19) Terra put on her swimsuit. Next, she packed her towel and sand toys in a bag. Finally, she put on a hat
and some sunscreen. Then she walked out the door. Where does Terra probably go?
a. the movies
b. her grandma's house
c. the beach
d. on a nature hike

20) Nikki and Pablo found a good spot in the park. They spread a blanket on the grass. Then they took lots
of food out of their basket. What do the kids probably do next?
a. play softball
b. go swimming
c. eat a picnic lunch
d. take naps

21) Joan grabbed her jacket, a book, and a bag with sandwiches and cookies inside as she headed out the
back door. She skipped down the path that started in her backyard and ended at the pond in the woods
near her best friend's house. When she arrived, Joan saw that Beth had beaten her to the pond. Beth had
already kicked off her shoes and was laying on her back reading. Beside her on the blanket she had
spread out, were two bottles of water and two apples. She smiled and waved when she saw Joan
skipping toward her.
a. What will the girls do next? Have a picnic

22) Jeff looked out the window. It was snowing outside! He asked his mom if he could play outside. When
she said he could, Jeff started to put on his snow clothes. Which did Jeff probably put on?
a. shorts
b. mittens
c. sandals
d. sunglasses
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23) It was the best play Bobby had ever seen! The story was exciting. All of the actors were very good.
When the play was over, Bobby jumped to his feet excitedly. What will Bobby do next?
a. clap and cheer
b. boo and hiss
c. race to the exit
d. go on stage himself

24) Martin was riding his bike. He looked back to see if his friend was still behind him. Suddenly he heard
the crunching of broken glass. Martin had ridden through broken pieces of a bottle. His front tire began
to wobble.
a. What do you think will happen next? Martin's bike will get a flat tire.
b. Which clues helped you decide? He rode through glass and his tire began to wobble.


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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 2 Meet the Emporers! [ANSWER KEY]
25) You might predict that penguins eat
a. lizards.
b. small insects.
c. fish.
d. walruses.

26) What do you think may happen after a mother penguin lays an egg?
a. The father watches the egg.
b. The mother watches the egg.
c. The egg is left in a nest.
d. The egg is left on the ice.
27) Before a baby penguin has feathers, it is covered in
a. down.
b. fur.
c. hair.
d. all of the above.

28) Which of the following is not true of penguins?
a. They get around by swimming.
b. They slide on their bellies.
c. They can only fly short distances.
d. They waddle because their legs are so short.

29) If Antarctica gets warmer and the ice melts, what would happen to the penguins? Why? Warmer
weather would be harmful for the penguins.


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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 3 The Sandwich Thief [ANSWER KEY]
30) What will happen to the sandwich?
a. Mike will eat it.
b. Mike will put it in his lunch box.
c. Someone will take his sandwich.
d. Mike will feed it to his dog.

31) What will happen next?
a. Mike will eat the sandwich.
b. Mike will answer the door.
c. Mike will take the sandwich to the door.
d. Mike will answer the phone.

32) The author adds a lot of details about the sandwich. Which of the following is not true about Mike's
sandwich?
a. It has meat.
b. It has cheese.
c. It has vegetables.
d. It has mayonnaise.

33) This passage is
a. directions on how to make a sandwich.
b. a description of a sandwich thief.
c. a story about a sandwich thief.
d. none of the above.

34) What do you think will happen next in the story? The dog will probably eat the sandwich.


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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 4 The Two Best Cakes [ANSWER KEY]
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35) Both bakers want to be the best. What do you think they will do?
a. They will open a bakery together.
b. Each baker will try to prove that their cake is best.
c. They will bake cakes for charity.
d. They will stop baking cakes.

One day Mrs. Diaz baked a cake. The cake was very tall. She decorated it with glitter icing. She stuck
pinwheels on the top. The cake looked great.
Mr. Jones baked a cake on the same day. His cake was also very tall. He put green icing on his cake. He stuck
lollipop trees on top. Mr. Jones liked his cake very much. Wait until Mrs. Diaz sees this! he said. She will
see I am the best baker.
36) What will happen next?
a. Mr. Jones will sell his cake.
b. Mr. Jones will eat his cake.
c. Mr. Jones will bring the cake to a sick friend.
d. Mr. Jones will show his cake to Mrs. Diaz.

Mrs. Diaz had the same idea. Wait until Mr. Jones sees this! she said. He will see I am the best baker. Mrs.
Diaz decided to carry the cake next door to show Mr. Jones. She walked down the street. It was hard to see over
the pinwheels. But she didnt have far to go.
Mr. Jones decided to carry the cake next door to show Mrs. Diaz. He walked down the street. It was hard to see
over the lollipops. But he didnt have far to go. Mrs. Diaz didnt see Mr. Jones coming. Mr. Jones didnt see
Mrs. Diaz coming.
37) The theme of this story is
a. competition.
b. baking.
c. neighbors.
d. friendship.


38) What is the problem in the story?
a. Mr. Jones and Mrs. Diaz both
think their cake is the best.
b. Mr. Jones cake does not taste good.
c. Mrs. Diazs cake is too tall.
d. Mrs. Diaz ate her cake before Mr.
Jones could taste it.


39) The author does not end the story. What will happen next? How do you know? The two bakers will
probably crash into each other. The author gives clues for this happening such as: the bakers
cannot see over their cakes, neither baker can see the other baker, and the bakers are walking
toward each other on the same sidewalk

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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 5 The Two Best Cakes [ANSWER KEY]
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Mrs. Diaz liked to bake cakes. She wanted to be the best baker in town. Mr. Jones lived next door to Mrs. Diaz.
He liked to bake cakes. He also wanted to be the best baker in town.

40) Both bakers want to be the best. What do you think they will do?
a. They will open a bakery together.
b. Each baker will try to prove that their cake is best.
c. They will bake cakes for charity.
d. They will stop baking cakes.

One day Mrs. Diaz baked a cake. The cake was very tall. She decorated it with glitter icing. She stuck
pinwheels on the top. The cake looked great.

Mr. Jones baked a cake on the same day. His cake was also very tall. He put green icing on his cake. He stuck
lollipop trees on top. Mr. Jones liked his cake very much. Wait until Mrs. Diaz sees this! he said. She will
see I am the best baker.

41) What will happen next?
a. Mr. Jones will sell his cake.
b. Mr. Jones will eat his cake.
c. Mr. Jones will bring the cake to a sick friend.
d. Mr. Jones will show his cake to Mrs. Diaz.

Mrs. Diaz had the same idea. Wait until Mr. Jones sees this! she said. He will see I am the best baker. Mrs.
Diaz decided to carry the cake next door to show Mr. Jones. She walked down the street. It was hard to see over
the pinwheels. But she didnt have far to go.

Mr. Jones decided to carry the cake next door to show Mrs. Diaz. He walked down the street. It was hard to see
over the lollipops. But he didnt have far to go. Mrs. Diaz didnt see Mr. Jones coming. Mr. Jones didnt see
Mrs. Diaz coming.

42) The theme of this story is
a. competition.
b. baking.
c. neighbors.
d. friendship.


43) What is the problem/conflict in the story?
a. Mr. Jones and Mrs. Diaz both
think their cake is the best.
b. Mr. Jones cake does not taste good.
c. Mrs. Diazs cake is too tall.
d. Mrs. Diaz ate her cake before Mr.
Jones could taste it.

44) The author does not end the story. What will happen next? How do you know? The two bakers will
probably crash into each other. The author gives clues for this happening such as: the bakers
cannot see over their cakes, neither baker can see the other baker, and the bakers are walking
toward each other on the same sidewalk.

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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 9 Traveling Turtles [ANSWER KEY]

45) This passage will be about
a. people catching turtles and bringing them to zoos.
b. turtles that swim across the ocean.
c. people that swim with turtles across the ocean.
d. turtles being forced to leave their home because of pollution.


46) This section will explain
a. the relationship between baby elephants and turtles.
b. people who catch turtles and put them in wooden trunks.
c. scientists who test turtles.
d. turtles swimming in the wrong directions.

47) Baby turtles know where to swim because they
a. follow their parents.
b. use their sense of smell.
c. follow magnetic forces in the Earth.
d. follow each other.

48) The author wrote this
a. to teach the reader how baby turtles know where to swim.
b. to convince the reader that baby turtles make good pets.
c. to give the reader tips on turtle care.
d. all of the above.

49) Do you think all the people trying to help turtles will really be able to help them? Explain. We hope
that the efforts of these groups really help the population of baby turtles to rise. To help further,
more needs to be done with respect to pollution.

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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 10 Cross Curricular Focus: Study Skills [ANSWER KEY]
50) What is an example of a visual aid? Charts, drawings or pictures

51) What can you use to support your opinion about what is likely to happen? Evidence

52) What is one benet of making predictions before you begin reading? You give your brain a place for
the information. or You can focus on reading.

53) What should you do after you nish reading? See if your predictions were correct

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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 11 Where Will I Live?[ANSWER KEY]
55) This passage will be about
a. animals going to zoos.
b. animals losing their homes.
c. people losing their homes.
d. new homes for people near animals.

56) The author will
a. describe what animals are affected by the Earth's temperature rising.
b. list the animals affected by people using land where animals live.
c. tell the readers what they can do to help.
d. all of the above.

57) If the reader does the things that the author suggests, the reader will
a. waste time picking up trash.
b. have dirty hands.
c. help these animals keep their homes.
d. not really help the Earth.

58) Which animals are affected by the rising temperature on Earth?
a. pikas and scarlet macaws.
b. polar bears and the tigers.
c. tigers and the scarlet macaws.
d. polar bears and the pikas.

59) If one group of animals loses its habitat, does this affect the Earth? Why or why not? If one animal
group becomes extinct, then the other animals that eat that animal will be affected as well

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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 12 Catch that Ball [ANSWER KEY]
60) What will happen next?
a. Waves will wash away the sand castle.
b. Crystal's mom will take a picture of the sand castle.
c. A dog will run through the sand castle.
d. Boys will throw a ball at the sand castle.

61) These boys will
a. accidentally throw their ball towards the
sand castle.
b. try to destroy the sand castle.

c. throw their ball into the water. d. throw their ball into traffic.

62) The adjective which best describes Crystal is
a. timid. b. careless.
c. bossy. d. determined.

63) This passage is
a. realistic fiction.
b. realistic non-fiction.
c. instructions on building sand castles.
d. science fiction.

64) What do you think will happen to the sand castle? The ball might hit the sand castle or it might not

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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 13 Eruption [ANSWER KEY]
65) The author will probably
a. explain a devastating eruption that recently occurred.
b. explain that a devastating eruption could happen any time.
c. predict that the volcano will soon become inactive.
d. go inside the volcano to look for evidence of eruptions.

66) In this section, the author will probably:
a. encourage people to move closer to the volcano to see the beautiful eruption.
b. describe how local people can predict the next eruption and know what precautions to take.
c. describe how people are kept safely away from the volcano.
d. explain how the soil around the volcano is good for farming.

67) The author included maps in this passage
a. to show the reader where the volcano is.
b. to show scientists how to get to the volcano to study it.
c. to warn people living near the volcano to move to safer ground.
d. all of the above.

68) If a volcano is extinct, that means it
a. has never erupted.
b. is about to erupt.
c. has erupted, but it is not likely to erupt again.
d. recently erupted.

69) The last time the Colima volcano erupted was in 1913. When do you think the next eruption will take
place? Explain. In the passage, the author explained that this volcano erupts around every 100
years.

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3 Reading Skill & Strategy Making Predictions 14 Cross Curriculum Focus ELA [ANSWER KEY]
DIRECTIONS: SAW . Use separate paper if needed.

70) Name at least two techniques you can use to prepare your brain before you begin reading: Read the title
and look at the visual aids

71) Why should you keep your notes nearby as you read? You can write whether your predictions
were correct or incorrect

72) How is a prediction like a hypothesis in science? Both are knowledgeable guesses

73) What can you do if you dont understand a specic word? See if the words around it can help you
determine the meaning

74) What is a benet of discussing the reading with someone else? You can exchange ideas about the
reading