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  • Q1
    What is the purpose of the passage below? Jack loves Saturday mornings! Unless the weather is bad or someone is sick or out of town, Jack's grandpa picks him up at 8 am sharp, and off they go to the local donut shop! Even before the car is parked outside the shop, Jack can smell the aroma of the freshly prepared donuts. He breathes the heavenly sweet scent of the clear icing used on the glazed donuts. Colorfully iced donuts fill the case inside the shop. Jack always scans the case for the biggest and tastiest looking donut of the day. He savors each and every bite of his tasty Saturday morning treat.
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  • Q2
    What is the purpose of the passage below? Friday is the best day of the week. I know that a lot of kids say Saturday or Sunday is best because there's no school, but I believe they are mistaken. Fridays are like this "in-between" delight with lots of little treats. I find we often do fun thins at school on Fridays. My parents and teachers seem more relaxed on Fridays, too. There is often extra excitement at school on Fridays during football and basketball season, as my classmates and I discuss our plans to go to the big game that evening. The best thing is that when school ends on Friday, I know I have the entire weekend to look forward to! That makes Friday the best day of the week!
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  • Q3
    What is the purpose of the passage below? There are actually a number of different opinions on how the seven days of the week were named. The most common explanation is that in the year 700 BCE, astrologers assigned planet gods to the says of the week. Hundreds of years later, the powerful Roman Empire replaced the original day names with their own, based on their planet gods. Many languages have kept that custom, relating the seven days of the week wit the sun, moon, and the planets.
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  • Q4
    What is the purpose of the passage below? Is your bedroom a disaster? Mine could have been described as this a couple of weeks ago! My mom gave me one week to clean it...or else! I decided I would tackle this tasin in small bits. On Sunday, I created a daily checklist and posted it on my mirror. On Monday, I picked up everything on the floor and found a home for it all. On Tuesday, I cleaned off my dresser. Wednesday, I organizes my bookshelf and the stuffed animals in the corner of my room. On Thursday, I dusted furniture and vacuumed my floor. I'm proud to say I've kept my room clean for two whole weeks now!
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  • Q5
    What is the purpose of the passage below? "Josie, what's this?" mom questioned from the kitchen. "Oh! That's the permission slip I need you to sign so I can join the Drama Club!" "Really? You already have a packed schedule. When will you find the time?" mom wondered. "I knew you would ask. Drama Club meets before school on Tuesday and Thursday, and I don't have anything planned for those mornings." Josie replied. "True," mom continued, "but when will you study your lines? You have swimming on Monday, dance on Tuesday and Wednesday, piano lessons on Thursday, taekwondo on Friday, and swim meets on Saturday!" "Sundays?" Josie asked sheepishly.
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