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Name___________________ Date_________________________ 5 th six weeks COT-retest Index animals 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13craftspeople 16, 26-27 barns 5, 10, 12, 13, 24farmers 5, 10, 12, 13, 16, 28 bees 24, 25flour 4, 9, 14, blacksmith 5, 16, 26, 27food 4, 5, 11, 24, 26

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What is the author s purpose of this writing a to entertain b to inform

Name___________________ Date_________________________

5th six weeks COT-retest

Index

animals 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13craftspeople 16, 26-27

barns 5, 10, 12, 13, 24farmers 5, 10, 12, 13, 16, 28

bees 24, 25flour 4, 9, 14,

blacksmith 5, 16, 26, 27food 4, 5, 11, 24, 26

carpenter 5, 16, 26, 27games 8, 19, 20-21, 24, 27

children 4, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21general store 4, 16-17, 28

clothing 4, 28-29grain 4, 10, 13, 14, 15

communities 4, 6, 14, 16, 18, 26homes 4, 6-7, 8, 10, 18

What is the author’s purpose of this writing?

a. To entertainb. To inform

c. To persuadec. None of the above

What information will I find on pages 24, 25?

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On what page(s) will you find information on barns?

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4. Flour can be found on what page(s)? ______________________

5. If I want to find information on what pioneers wore, what word should I look for? _________________ ______________

What page(s) should I look on?__________________________

What would I learn about on pages 4, 28-29? _____________________

If I wanted to know about what pioneers ate, what word would I look for?

_______________ Name the pages I would find information.

______________________________________

8. Why is it important to be able to use an index? ________________

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What is the author s purpose of this writing a to entertain b to inform

  • Name__________________ Date__________________

  • Answer the questions using the following passage.

  • Robin

  • 1 The robin is probably the best-known bird in the United States. It can often be seen searching city lawns for insects and earthworms. Blue jays are blue. A robin is about eight to nine inches long. Both the adult male and adult female have orange-red breasts and gray backs.

  • 2 A robin’s nest is usually a thick, round-shaped bowl. It is made of mud, twigs, and leaves. It is often lined with soft grass. Nests can be found in any kind of tree or on a building.

  • 3 Robins are usually one of the first signs of spring. Since robins go south for the winter, you know if you see one, spring is on the way. Keep an eye on your lawns or sit in a city park, and you will be able to watch robins as they search for food.

  • What is the topic of paragraph three?

  • a. First sign of spring

  • b. City park

  • c. lawn

  • d. None of the above

  • What sentence is a detail for paragraph two?

    • Robins can fly.

    • It is made of mud, twigs, and leaves.

    • Bluejays are blue.

    • All of the above

  • What sentence does not belong in paragraph 1?

    • A robin is about 8-9 inches long.

    • Blue jays are blue

    • It can often be seen searching city lawns for insects and earthworms.

    • None of the above

  • 4. What is the topic for paragraph 2?

    • flying

    • spring

    • Leaves and grass

    • Nests


What is the author s purpose of this writing a to entertain b to inform

Name______________________ Date____________________________

Read the story, number the paragraphs, write the main idea of each paragraph next to it.

 Blueberries

By Wanda Hann

Do you know how blueberries grow? They grow on bushes. Each blueberry is small and round. Many blueberries can grow on one bush. At first, the blueberries are green. The green berries are not ready to eat yet. They need a lot of sun and rain to help them become fat and sweet. When the berries turn blue, they are ripe and ready to be picked.Some farmers grow blueberries in big fields. The people who live nearby can earn money by helping to pick the blueberries. Each one takes a pail out to the field and fills it with blueberries. They work fast so that they can fill many pails. They want to earn as much money as they can. When they are done picking, their fingers are blue from the juice of the berries!After the blueberries are picked, they are put into boxes and sent to stores. People buy the blueberries and take them home to eat. Some people like to wash the berries and eat them one by one. Other people like to cook with blueberries. They make blueberry muffins and pancakes.No matter how you eat them, blueberries taste great!


What is the author s purpose of this writing a to entertain b to inform

  • Name__________________ Date__________________

  • Answer the questions using the story “Blueberries”. Underline where you found the information in the text..

  • How do blueberries grow?a. On a tree

    • On a bush

    • underground

    • On a vine

  • How do I know when a blueberry is ripe?

    • It is green.

    • It says I’m ready.

    • It turns blue.

    • It is wrinkled.

Effect

Cause

Pick blueberries

  • Which sentence belongs in the empty circle?

    • Turns the berries green.

    • Makes the berries fat and sweet.

    • Will destroy the crop.

    • Your fingers will turn blue.

Paragraph 2 is mostly about….

a. How blueberries grow.

b. How good they taste.

c. Picking blueberries.

d. What people do with blueberries after they are picked.


What is the author s purpose of this writing a to entertain b to inform

  • Name________________________ Date ______________________

  • 1. How will the text feature above help you?

    • Help you know the definition of the word.

    • Help you find a chapter in a book.

    • Help you find specific information in a book.

    • Locate the part of a graphic.

  • Use the text feature above to answer this question.

    • What word means: a thousand thousands

    • Milli-

    • Midpoint

    • Million

    • Millimeter

  • What text feature is found at the beginning of a book and tells you what page to find the chapter titles in the book?

    • Glossary

    • Index

    • Label

    • Table of contents

  • 4. What is the purpose of this website?

    • Entertain

    • Inform

    • persuade


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