Minggu, 18 April 2010

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Name ________________________

Date ____________________


Autumn is the season that falls between summer and winter. There are many changes that begin in this fascinating season. Days become shorter. Leaves of trees turn from green to vibrant red, yellow and orange. Trees need sunlight to keep their leaves a lively green. Without sunlight leaves turn colors. The grass is no longer blanketed with dew but with frost, almost every morning, as temperatures reach the freezing point. Animals start storing up a food supply to last through the long winter months. These changes occur as we adjust from the heat of the summer to the chill of the winter.


1. Autumn occurs between summer and which other season?

a. January

b. spring

c. winter

d. solstice

2. Which of the following changes may occur during Autumn?

a. days become shorter

b. it becomes very hot

c. days become longer

d. there is more sunlight

3. Why do leaves change color during Autumn?

a. they don't get enough oxygen

b. they don't get enough light

c. they don't get enough water

d. they get too much oxygen

4. What do animals begin to do to prepare for the end of Autumn?

a. store extra body fat

b. eat less

c. shed fur

d. turn colors

Name ________________________

Date ____________________

Bobby's Big Birthday Party

When Bobby turned six, his mom and dad had a birthday party for him. Twenty of his closest friends joined in the party. Everyone wore birthday hats and had birthday cake. The birthday cake was colored blue and white, which are Bobby's favorite colors.

As the day went on, the children played kickball in the back yard. Bobby played first base, Sally played outfield, and Bobby's dad was the pitcher.

At the end of the party, Bobby asked his parents if he could have next year's birthday at the zoo. His parents agreed and everyone cheered.


1. How old is Bobby today?

a. three

b. five

c. six

d. ten

2. About how many people came to Bobby's birthday party?

a. five

b. seven

c. ten

d. twenty

3. Which of the following is a color that Bobby really likes?

a. blue

b. green

c. yellow

d. brown

4. What game did the party members play?

a. pin-the-tail

b. hide and go seek

c. baseball

d. kickball

5. What position did Bobby's dad play in the game?

a. first base

b. pitcher

c. shortstop

d. outfield

6. Where could you go to find Bobby's next birthday party?

a. school

b. the elk's hall

c. the kickball stadium

d. the zoo

Name ________________________

Date ____________________


Carpenters are involved in the construction of many different types of structures such as bridges or large buildings. Some carpenters change employers each time they finish a construction job. The duties of a carpenter differ just about each time the accept employment. In most cases, carpenters work in many different locations hundred miles away each year.

Carpentry is a very strenuous outdoor profession. Carpenters endure climbing, bending, and heavy laborious work. Often they put themselves at risk of injury working with sharp tools and they work in areas where it is all too easy to fall or slip.


1. Which of following may a carpenter do in a normal day of work?

a. type letters

b. package and ship mail

c. answer phones

d. help build a bridge

2. What is unique about a Carpenters job?

a. They do the same thing all day.

b. They something different each new job they receive.

c. They always work for the same person throughout their career.

d. They wear sandals.

3. What is one skill that would handy to have if you were a Carpenter?

a. typing

b. cooking

c. wood working

d. sewing

4. Write three words that describe a Carpenter:

1. _______________________________

2. _______________________________

3. _______________________________

Name ________________________

Date ____________________


Chicago is the third largest city in the United States. Over three million people live in the two hundred and twenty five mile area of Chicago.

The world's first skyscraper was constructed in Chicago in 1885. Today, some of the world's tallest and most famous skyscrapers are found in the city. Located in the heart of the city is the one hundred and ten story Sears Tower, which is among the most famous skyscrapers ever built.

Chicago is often called "The Windy City". It is assumed that this is due to the City's weather, but in the 1990s 11 major U.S. cities outranked Chicago for average annual wind speed.


1. How many cities in the United States are larger than Chicago?

a. one

b. two

c. three

d. four

2. Which of the following is true?

a. Chicago is the largest city in the world

b. Chicago is home to some of the world's tallest skyscrapers

c. Chicago is the windiest city in the United States

d. None of the above

3. How many of people (in millions) live in Chicago?

a. one

b. two

c. three

d. four

4. What is one of Chicago's most famous skyscrapers?

a. The Sears Tower

b. The Sienna Tower

c. The Times Tower

d. The Empire State Building


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Directions: Read the paragraph and answer the questions.

America's 78 million credit cardholders carried an average balance of $7,564 last year. The cost in interest and fees amounted to more than $1,000 for the typical budget. If you just said, "Budget - what budget?," you know what I mean. Truth is, most of us go on spending sprees from time to time.

But, when power shopping creates the illusion of success, even as debts spiral out of control, it has become a weakness. Some obvious signs that spending is out of control include making minimum payments on your credit cards, late fees, bounced checks, lack of a budget and loss of sleep over money worries.

Answer the question using the information form the paragraph. Give evidence if needed.

1. How many people in America have credit cards? On the average how much do they put on their cards?



2. Why does the author seem to think we go on big shopping sprees?



3. What indicates you may be shopping more than you should?



4. Do you feel as if the author may feel that shopping is bad for our health? Explain.



5. Why did Terry's mom give Terry two ice cream sandwiches?



6. Counting all of the credit card holders in America, how much do Americans spend just on interest?



Name ________________________

Date ____________________


Dating back to ancient times, humans have expressed emotions, stories, and sounds through the movement of their bodies. They use a variety of dance movements that allow for self-expression. Many dances string several movements together.

Dancers perform in a variety of productions, such as musicals, folk, ethnic, tap, and pop culture. They also perform in a variety of venues such as theaters, television, movies, music videos, opera, and commercials. For the most part, dancers perform in groups. Top dancers do perform solos as well.


1. About how old is the art of Dance?

a. a few decades

b. a few centuries

c. hundreds of years old

d. thousands of years old

2. What is a good quality to have as a dancer?

a. a high level of flexibility

b. a low level of flexibility

c. a loud voice

d. a soft voice

3. If you were a dancer, what television program would you be likely to find work on?

a. golf television

b. news television

c. business television

d. music television

4. Most dancers perform in __________.

a. department stores

b. solos

c. offices

d. groups

5. Write three words that describe a Dancer:

1. _______________________________

2. _______________________________

3. _______________________________