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5.11.A Summarize The Main Idea And Supporting Details In A Text

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Grade 5
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

5.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text

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  • Q1
    What is paragraph 2 mainly about?
    The first plastic LEGO brick was produced in 1958.
    Christiansen changed LEGO toys from wood to plastic.
    Christiansen worked as a carpenter.
    The word “LEGO” is a Danish word that means “play well.”
    60s
    5.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text
  • Q2
    Which of these best expresses the main idea of paragraph 5?
    Stage fright affects people who do not practice their performance.
    Wearing the proper clothing can help relieve stage fright.
    Stage fright can be overcome by using several strategies.
    Eating certain foods can help prevent stage fright.
    60s
    5.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text
  • Q3
    The article is mainly about —
    why it is necessary to eat right and exercise
    why it is important to understand the human body
    what visitors can see at the Health Museum
    how the Health Museum’s special effects work
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    5.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text
  • Q4
    In what way does Chu stay aware of Dusty’s activities?
    She waits for Dusty on the porch when he leaves the house.
    She watches videos on YouTube to see what Dusty has done.
    She creates a list of the items he has brought home.
    She talks with neighbors each morning to learn about missing items.
    60s
    5.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text
  • Q5
    Which sentence expresses the main idea of paragraph 2?
    Jean Chu and her family adopted Dusty, their pet cat, a few years ago.
    One day they would find a glove and an unfamiliar towel.
    Not long after he moved in, the family members started finding odd objects lying around.
    Soon they realized that the objects always showed up in the morning.
    60s
    5.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text
  • Q6
    What is the main idea about bristlecone pine trees presented in the selection?
    They are protected by park rules.
    They provide scientific clues about their environment.
    They are able to adapt to extremely harsh conditions.
    They are found in mountainous areas.
    60s
    5.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text
  • Q7
    What is the main idea of the selection?
    In 1903 Jackson and Crocker drove a car across the United States, which was a great accomplishment at that time.
    In 1903 paved roads were rare in the United States, but they became more common after Jackson and Crocker drove across the country.
    In 1903 many Americans had never before seen a car until Jackson and Crocker drove across the country.
    In 1903 Jackson and Crocker drove a car across the United States and found that cars had many problems.
    60s
    5.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text
  • Q8
    What is the best summary of the section titled “A Difficult Journey”?
    When Jackson and Crocker drove across the country, the land was difficult to cross. The roads were bumpy, and fields were often muddy. Bad weather made travel even more difficult and caused the car to break down at times.
    Jackson and Crocker left San Francisco and after only 15 miles of driving, their rear tire went flat. They were able to use a spare tire for the rest of that day. They had trouble getting accurate directions at times, and bad weather was also an obstacle to completing their journey.
    Jackson and Crocker encountered many difficulties on their trip. Sometimes they got lost, their car frequently needed repairs, and they encountered harsh weather. They planned well, though, and received help when they needed it.
    When Jackson and Crocker left San Francisco, they could not predict what would happen to them in the next three months. During their journey they drove on many dirt paths. People helped the two men repair their car when it broke down from the rough travel.
    60s
    5.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text
  • Q9
    The details in paragraph 5 support the main idea that R2's design —
    works better in space than in a factory
    causes it to be too heavy to complete certain tasks
    took years for scientists to plan
    helps it accomplish certain kinds of tasks
    60s
    5.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text
  • Q10
    Read this quotation from paragraph 9 of the article. Which detail from the article supports this idea?
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    They will grasp and hold onto handrails as the robot moves through the space station.
    Since its hands are shaped like human hands, R2 can use human tools to complete tasks traditionally performed by astronauts.
    Astronauts will also appreciate the fact that the robot can perform its duties without constant supervision.
    In the future humanoid robots will be astronauts’ eyes in space, going places considered too difficult or unsafe for astronauts to explore.
    60s
    5.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text
  • Q11
    What is the best summary of paragraphs 4 through 6?
    R2 is a humanoid robot built to help astronauts on the space station. It weighs 330 pounds and cost $2.5 million to build, but astronauts like the fact that it will give them more time to rest.
    Scientists have built a special humanoid robot called R2 that looks and moves like a human. GM and NASA worked together to create a robot that could complete simple jobs.
    Scientists at NASA and GM have developed a humanoid robot called R2 for space missions. R2’s body has features that help it move like a human and complete tasks independently.
    R2 is a new humanoid robot that will help astronauts on the space station. Its arms can hold 20 pounds, and its fingers apply 5 pounds of force to pick things up.
    60s
    5.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text
  • Q12
    According to the article, the annual event began when —
    a local family wanted to prove they could win an award
    people came to the town to seek employment
    neighbors gathered at a local fruit far
    a frost ruined a crop of cherries at a local fruit farm
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    5.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text
  • Q13
    Which sentence best states the main idea of the article?
    The pit spit, which features many eager participants, will be taking place again at the Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm in Eau Claire.
    Although last year’s cold weather kept the cherry harvest small, this year the harvest will be ideal for the pit spit.
    A truck driver from Chicago was the champion of the pit spit in Eau Claire in 2012.
    Many members of the Krause family will be participating again this year at the pit spit.
    60s
    5.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text
  • Q14
    In paragraph 6, the details about Ted Williams’s experience with Louisville Slugger bats support the idea that —
    Louisville Sluggers are not the best bats available to professional baseball players
    Louisville Sluggers are better designed today than when they were first made
    negative comments about a product can harm a company’s business
    professional athletes can notice slight differences in equipment
    60s
    5.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text
  • Q15
    Which sentence best states the main idea of the section titled “Old and New”?
    Baseball bats have changed a great deal over the years.
    The shape of today’s baseball bats is also more regular—narrow at the handle and wide at the end.
    Bats come in different lengths and weights.
    They were made with any kind of wood that was available.
    60s
    5.11.A: Reading - Comprehension of Informational Text - Expository Text

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