DAY 6-ARMT Practice-GENERALIZATIONS
Just like most activities, swimming has certain rules that should always be followed.
These rules are designed to assure the safety and protection of swimmers. Of course, sometimes
swimming rules must be adapted to a particular pool or beach you are using.
First of all, it is important never to swim alone. This rule applies even to strong, experienced
swimmers. No swimmer can predict when an unexpected wave or current or a person health problem
could overcome him or her. This rule promotes safety by providing a companion who can help a
swimmer or go to get additional help, if necessary.
Second, it is important to know how deep the water is before diving into it. Again, this rule applies
to all swimmers, not just beginners. Diving into shallow water can seriously injure a person. Many such
diving injuries involve the head, neck, and spine. They are among the most dangerous of all injuries.
Finally, it is important not to swim in water during any type of storm. Lightning is dangerous when
you are on the ground, and even more so when you are in the water.
1. What generalization does the author make in the 1st paragraph?
A. Rules are designed for safety
B. Swimming has certain rules that should always be followed.
C. Swimming rules have to be adapted.
D. Swimming has rules to follow.
2. What generalization does the author make in the 3rd paragraph?
A. Many such diving injuries involve the head, neck, and spine.
B. You need to know how deep the water is before diving.
C. Diving into shallow water can injure a person.
D. Don’t dive into shallow water.
3. What is the author’s purpose?
A. To entertain
B. To persuade
C. To inform
D. To inform/persuade
4. Which statement is the best choice for the main idea for this passage?
A. Swimming is fun.
B. It is important not to swim in water during any type of storm.
C. It is important to never swim alone.
D. Following certain swimming rules can prevent many types of injuries.
You can project this on your whiteboard so that you don’t have to make copies for each student. I have my kids do this
independently, and then we read and discuss together. I want them to do this independently so that I can tell who needs
practice with each skill. The rest of our ARMT/SAT 10 practice will be done as a whole class, in small groups, and with partners.
I am practicing for the ARMT/SAT 10 for 3 weeks prior to the test.
3. C or D
This passage was taken from the Scott Foresman Reading Practice Workbook-Page 126-Learning to Swim