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Reading CRCT Review

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									Reading and Language Arts
      CRCT Review




   Use the 16 passages to answer
      the questions that follow.
   PASSAGE 1
                         A Gecko’s Tale
       If a gecko could talk, it might tell you an amazing tale.
     What’s the story? Why, it’s about a tail- a gecko’s tail.

     A gecko is a kind of lizard. Geckos live in warm places such
as rain forests, deserts, grasslands, and marshes. Many people
also keep them as pets. They come in all sizes. Some kinds are
only the length of your fingernail, and others are longer than you
    foot. Geckos hunt for food at night. They move quickly and
silently, so they can catch crickets and roaches. Sometimes they
                     eat small birds and mice.

    A gecko has a short, thick tail. Its tail helps it survive. What
happens when another animal catches a gecko? The gecko lets
go of its tail and escapes! Later, it grows a new one. Now that’s
                     an amazing, but true, tale.
             Passage 1
1. Which of the following sentences
   is a fact found in the passage?

a. Geckos are kind lizards.
b. Small birds and mice are
   sometimes eaten by geckos.
c. A lizard is better than a gecko.
d. My gecko’s name is Speckles.
              Passage 1
2. Choose the sentence below that
   has a compound subject?

a. Geckos and lizards are similar
   because they both reptiles.
b. Geckos eat crickets and roaches
c. The short thick tail helps it survive
   and grows back.
d. Don’t be afraid of quick geckos.
               Passage 1
3. What is the meaning of that’s as it
   is used in the passage?

a.   that’s is singular possessive noun
b.   that’s is a plural noun
c.   that’s is a contraction
d.   that’s shows ownership
               Passage 1
4. Choose the sentence below that
   uses kind the same way it is used
   in the passage.

a. My pet dog is kind to me.
b. You must use a kind voice when talking
   to your cat.
c. Will you kindly help me give the dog a
   bath?
d. My sister has a different kind of pet than
   I do.
            Passage 1
5. Which word from the passage is a
   possessive noun?

    a. gecko’s
    b. forests
    c. they
    d. help
            Passage 1
6. Which of the following is a pair of
   homophones used in the
   passage?

      a.gecko - lizard
      b.quick - fast
      c.tail - tale
      d.catch – let go
            Passage 1
7. This passage is an example of
   which genre?

      a. fiction
      b. non-fiction
      c. poetry
      d. drama
PASSAGE 2
                           Teach Your Dog Commands
          If you have a dog that doesn’t obey you, you’ll probably agree that it’s
time for a change. Practice the following commands for about ten minutes twice a
day. Then begin increasing the length of the session as needed.

Teaching Fido to Come to You
          Begin teaching your dog to approach you by standing nearby with a
treat. Say the dog’s name and wait for it to notice the treat. When your dog
begins walking toward you, clearly say, “Come.” When it reaches your side, offer
the treat with praise for what a wonderful animal it is. Follow this process for your
dog’s first few efforts, and then gradually start saying, “Come,” before your dog
begins walking toward you.

Teaching Rover to Sit
           Teach your dog to sit by standing to the side with a treat while calling its
name. When your dog comes toward you, slowly raise the treat in the air. This will
force it to sit down while following the treat. Then say, “Sit,” in a clear voice and
kindly offer the treat.
           If your dog won’t sit when you hold up the food, gently hold up the food
in one hand. Then guide your dog into a sitting position while firmly saying “Sit.”
Then reward it with the treat and a lot of praise. Soon your dog will obey the
verbal command alone. Continue to raise your hand over the dog’s head to teach
this signal, too.
           Passage 2
8. According to the passage, how
   long should you practice with
   your dog each day?

       a. 2 minutes
       b. once a day
       c. 10 minutes
       d. 20 minutes
            Passage 2
9. Which of the following words
   from the passage is NOT a
   contraction?

        a. doesn’t
        b. you’ll
        c. dog’s
        d. it’s
           Passage 2
10. In the last paragraph, which
   words are used as transition
   words to help with organization?

        a. teach, treat, approach
        b. then, soon, continue
        c. food, position, force
        d. command, raise, signal
           Passage 2
11. What does the underlined word
   it refer to in this sentence:

  When it reaches your side, offer
  the treat with praise for what a
  wonderful animal it is.
        a. the treat
        b. the owner
        c. the dog
        d. the command
           Passage 2
12. Which of the following words is a
   synonym for the word teaching?

        a. scolding
        b. training
        c. watching
        d. punishing
            Passage 2
13. Who is this passage probably
   written for?

 a. Someone who needs help
    training a dog.
 b. An adult who just found a lost cat.
 c. Children who play outside.
 d. A family moving with their pets.
            Passage 2
14. This passage is an example of
   which genre?

      a. fiction
      b. non-fiction
      c. poetry
      d. drama
    PASSAGE 3

    Dear Jenny,                                             July 10, 2009

          Because you were not able to come yesterday, I want to tell you
about our picnic. We visited the state park where we had a scavenger hunt.
Mr. Roberts divided the class into two teams - the Largemouth Bass Team
and the Brown Thrasher Team. He picked those names to help us remember
the state fish and state bird. Marty and I were both on the Largemouth Bass
Team.
          Next, Mr. Roberts gave us a list of state symbols that we had to
locate in the park. The first item was the state flower, the Cherokee Rose,
and when Marty said this, he smiled. He knew that these flowers like to
bloom in the Spring, so our team was in luck. We found a place that was
entirely covered with white Cherokee Roses. Then we checked state flower
off the list.
          A few seconds later, a Brown Thrasher landed in a nearby tree and a
Honey Bee fluttered past, allowing our team to check the state bird and state
insect off the list. We realized we were tied with the other team with only
minutes to go. Luckily, we noticed the state flag flying on a flagpole near the
park’s headquarters, so we added that to our list and won the game!

                                                    Your friend,
                                                    Jack
               Passage 3
15. Why were the two teams in the
   passage tied?

a. Both teams saw the Brown Thrasher.
b. Both teams had the same amount of state
   symbols checked off their list.
c. Neither team could find the Cherokee Rose.
d. The Large Mouth Bass team had more points.
                Passage 3
16. Why were the two teams named
   The Large Mouth Bass Team and
   The Brown Thrasher Team?

a. Those are the teacher’s favorite animals.
b. The students voted on the best names.
c. The teacher wanted to help the kids
   remember the state fish and state bird.
d. The teams drew names out of a bag.
                 Passage 3
17. Which of these sentences from
   the passage is a compound
   sentence?

a. We visited the state park where we had a
   scavenger hunt.
b. Marty and I were both on the Largemouth
   Bass Team.
c. He knew that these flowers like to bloom in the
   Spring, so our team was in luck.
d. We found a place that was entirely covered
   with white Cherokee Roses.
            Passage 3
18. Which word is a synonym for the
   verb fluttered?

    a. flapped
    b. bounced
    c. fell
    d. buttered
           Passage 3
19. Park’s is used in the last
   sentence of the paragraph. What
   type of noun is park’s?

   a. singular noun
   b. plural noun
   c. singular possessive noun
   d. plural possessive
             Passage 3
20. What is this passage mainly
   about?

      a. Kids having fun during a
         scavenger hunt at a park.
      b. Two kids in a flower garden
         picking roses.
      c. Mr. Roberts teaching in his
         classroom.
      d. How to win a scavenger hunt.
             Passage 3
21. Which is the best way to
   combine these sentences?
      The Largemouth Bass Team had ten points.
      The Brown Thrasher Team had ten points.

 a. The Largemouth Bass Team had ten points
    so did the other team.
 b. The Largemouth Bass Team and The
    Brown Thrasher Team each had ten points.
 c. The Largemouth Bass Team had ten points,
    but The Brown Thrasher Team did not.
 d. Both teams had ten points.
PASSAGE 4       Continents Seven

                Zebras live in Africa
            Lions and elephants, too.
            Australia is down under -
            Home of the kangaroo!

                  Clap your hands for Asia!
            It's the largest one.
            Antarctica is covered in ice.
            The penguins sure have fun!

                 North America is where I live.
            It's where I work and play.
            In Europe you'll find England,
            Where the queen rules every day.

                  South America is home to Brazil.
            It's the largest country there.
            The world has seven continents,
            And I've just named them with care!
              Passage 4
22. According to the passage, which
   animals live in Africa?

a.   England, Brazil, and Europe
b.   penguins and polar bears
c.   kangaroos
d.   zebras, lions, and elephants
              Passage 4
23. If the author was going to write
   another poem, what topic might
   she choose?

a.   Careers
b.   Oceans
c.   Parts of Speech
d.   Toys
               Passage 4
24. How does the author feel about
   the different continents?

a. She thinks only Asia is worth studying.
b. The author is afraid to travel and warns you
   about the animals.
c. She is excited about sharing the interesting
   facts she knows about them.
d. The author is confused about which continent
   should be listed first.
              Passage 4
25. Where is Brazil located?

a.   South America
b.   Africa
c.   North America
d.   Europe
            Passage 4
26. Why should you clap your hands
   for Asia?

   a. Asia is the best continent.
   b. Asia has the most animals.
   c. Asia is the largest continent.
   d. Asia is covered in ice.
            Passage 4
27. According to the passage,
   where is the kangaroo from?

      a. Africa
      b. Australia
      c. Asia
      d. America
            Passage 4
28. This passage is an example of
   which genre?

      a. fiction
      b. non-fiction
      c. poetry
      d. drama

								
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