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Lesson 1

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What Is a Sentence?
Decide whether each group of words is a complete sentence. Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. sentence not a sentence 2. It is in Cleveland, Ohio. sentence not a sentence 3. Opened in September of 1995. sentence not a sentence 4. Elvis Presley. sentence not a sentence 5. Bob Dylan is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, too. sentence not a sentence

Choose the phrase that best makes each item a complete sentence. If the item is already a complete sentence as it is, choose complete. 6. Tracy and James _____. play in the band our friends complete 7. _____ plays the flute. Tracy very well complete 8. Tracys brother Benjamin ____. is a drummer in the band, too complete 9. _____ James plays the tuba. Always Yesterday complete 10. Mr. Wynn _____. is the band leader my neighbor complete
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11. He asked me _____. joining sometimes complete 12. _____ like playing the clarinet. I Really complete 13. ____ forty students in the band. Teaching There are complete 14. _____ will teach us how to march. Mr. Wynn Together complete 15. Mr. Morelli, the principal, ____. watched our concert in his office complete
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Lesson 2

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Complete Subject and Complete Predicate


Decide whether the underlined group of words is a complete subject or a complete predicate. Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Maria Mitchell was born in 1818. complete subject complete predicate 2. Ten children were in the Mitchell family. complete subject complete predicate 3. William Mitchell, Marias father, schooled the children. complete subject complete predicate 4. He taught them about the stars. complete subject complete predicate 5. Maria got a job as a librarian. complete subject complete predicate 6. She learned more about the stars at the library. complete subject complete predicate 7. Maria studied the night sky. complete subject complete predicate 8. In 1847, she discovered a comet. complete subject complete predicate
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9. She saw it through a telescope. complete subject complete predicate 10. The comet was named after Maria Mitchell. complete subject complete predicate 11. Maria got a gold medal from the king of Denmark. complete subject complete predicate 12. She became a professor. complete subject complete predicate 13. Maria was the first woman to do many of these things. complete subject complete predicate 14. She spoke for womens rights. complete subject complete predicate 15. Today there is an organization named for her. complete subject complete predicate

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Lesson 3

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Simple Subject
Which underlined word or words is the simple subject of each sentence? Mark your answer on the answer sheet. 1. Michael Jordan was an incredible basketball player. Michael Jordan was player 2. His basketball career was very successful. basketball career was 3. This great player set many records. great player set 4. Many fans enjoyed his basketball games. fans enjoyed games 5. Other players admired Michael. Other players admired 6. Many young players also look up to Michael Jordan. players also look 7. His teammates always said good things about him. teammates always things 8. This kind man is more than a basketball player. This kind man
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9. Many different charities get help from Michael Jordan. different charities help 10. Some money goes to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. money goes Clubs 11. A golf tournament happens every year. A golf tournament 12. This event is named after Michael Jordan. This event named 13. A sports superstar can be more than an athlete. superstar can be 14. Many athletes help needy people. Many athletes help 15. Michael Jordan is one of these athletes. Michael Jordan is one

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Lesson 4

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Simple Predicate
Which underlined word is the simple predicate of each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. There are many kinds of stories. There are stories 2. Many different cultures have their own folktales. different cultures have 3. Some folktales explain the beginning of something. explain something beginning 4. Other folktales entertain their listeners. folktales entertain listeners 5. You probably know a few folktales. You probably know 6. Fairy tales often tell about magical characters. often tell about 7. The story of Cinderella is a fairy tale. story of is
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9. This character uses magic in the story. uses magic in 10. Many tall tales tell about Pecos Bill. tell about Pecos Bill 11. Other tall tales share stories about Paul Bunyan. share Paul Bunyan stories 12. Tall tales include a lot of exaggeration. Tall include lot 13. Exaggeration means untrue or larger than life details. means untrue details 14. Fables often teach readers a lesson. Fables often teach 15. The author Aesop wrote many famous fables. author Aesop wrote

8. A fairy godmother visits Cinderella. A Cinderella visits


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Lesson 5

Level B

Sentence Fragments
Is the underlined group of words a complete sentence or a fragment? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Many different kinds of mammals. complete sentence fragment 2. Is an example of a mammal. complete sentence fragment 3. You are another example of a mammal. complete sentence fragment 4. In order to be considered a mammal. complete sentence fragment 5. Animals with body hair or fur. complete sentence fragment 6. Mammals give birth to live young. complete sentence fragment 7. Other kinds of animals have eggs. complete sentence fragment 8. Take care of their babies. complete sentence fragment
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9. Some mammals live underground. complete sentence fragment 10. Prairie dogs, moles, and woodchucks. complete sentence fragment 11. Spend time in the sky, like bats. complete sentence fragment 12. Other mammals live in the ocean. complete sentence fragment 13. Sea otters, whales, and dolphins are examples. complete sentence fragment 14. Your pet dog or cat. complete sentence fragment 15. Many other examples. complete sentence fragment

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Lesson 6

Level B

Sentences That Tell


Is each sentence a telling sentence or an asking sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Do you know who Benjamin Banneker is? telling asking 2. He was an American inventor. telling asking 3. He was also an African American. telling asking 4. When did he live? telling asking 5. Banneker lived in the 1700s. telling asking 6. He helped plan an important city. telling asking 7. What city did he plan? telling asking 8. He helped plan Washington, D.C. telling asking 9. Washington, D.C., is our nations capital. telling asking 10. What else did Banneker do? telling asking 11. He wrote an almanac. telling asking 12. What is an almanac? telling asking 13. An almanac is a special kind of book. telling asking 14. It might tell about the stars or the weather. telling asking 15. Did you know Banneker was on a U.S. postage stamp? telling asking

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Lesson 7

Level B

Sentences That Ask


Is each sentence a telling sentence or an asking sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Can you ride a bicycle? telling asking 2. I love to ride my bike. telling asking 3. When were bicycles invented? telling asking 4. People tried to invent bicycles for centuries. telling asking 5. One early bicycle was made in the 1600s. telling asking 6. Was this bicycle like ours today? telling asking 7. Early bicycles did not have pedals. telling asking
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9. You moved the bikes with your feet on the ground. telling asking 10. In 1855, the first pedal bike was made. telling asking 11. Was this bike made in the United States? telling asking 12. This bike was made in France. telling asking 13. When did bikes become really popular? telling asking 14. Bikes were very popular around 1900. telling asking 15. And they are still popular today. telling asking

8. How did the bikes move forward? telling asking

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Lesson 8

Level B

Telling or Asking Sentences


Should each sentence end with a period (.) or with a question mark (?)? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. What is your favorite song _____ period question mark 2. I like many songs from Walt Disney movies _____ period question mark 3. Do you like the song Under the Sea _____ period question mark 4. Hakuna Matata is my favorite song _____ period question mark 5. Which famous people sang Disney songs _____ period question mark 6. Many famous people sang Disney songs _____ period question mark 7. Phil Collins made many songs for Tarzan _____ period question mark
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9. Who sang the song Beauty and the Beast _____ period question mark 10. What was the first Walt Disney movie _____ period question mark 11. When was Mickey Mouse created _____ period question mark 12. Mickey Mouse was born in 1928 _____ period question mark 13. Have you ever watched Pinocchio _____ period question mark 14. Bambi is my favorite Disney movie _____ period question mark 15. Bambi almost won an Oscar _____ period question mark

8. Elton John sang for The Lion King _____ period question mark
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Lesson 9

Level B

Sentences That Command


Decide whether each sentence tells something, asks something, or commands something. Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Do you like poetry? tells commands asks 2. I think poetry is fun. tells commands asks 3. What is your favorite poem? tells commands asks 4. I like the poem Whatif. tells commands asks 5. Listen to me read it. tells commands asks 6. The poem is by Shel Silverstein. tells commands asks 7. Tell me more about him. tells commands asks
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9. Shel Silverstein also wrote A Giraffe and a Half. tells commands asks 10. Is that a good poem, too? tells commands asks 11. Shel Silverstein is my favorite writer. tells commands asks 12. Look him up at the library. tells commands asks 13. He wrote some books, too. tells commands asks 14. Ask the librarian to help you. tells commands asks 15. Do you like Shel Silverstein, too? tells commands asks

8. Please read another poem to me. tells commands asks

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Lesson 10

Level B

Sentences That Show Strong Feelings


Decide whether each sentence tells something, asks something, commands something, or shows strong feeling. Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. I like to watch gymnastics. tells commands asks strong feeling 2. The gymnasts are amazing! tells commands asks strong feeling 3. Watch it on television sometime. tells commands asks strong feeling 4. Many gymnasts fly through the air. tells commands asks strong feeling 5. Wow, he is up so high! tells commands asks strong feeling 6. Have you ever tried a somersault? tells commands asks strong feeling 7. That is one gymnastics trick. tells commands asks strong feeling
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9. I love doing somersaults! tells commands asks strong feeling 10. Gymnasts can also do flips. tells commands asks strong feeling 11. What do they do on the hanging rings? tells commands asks strong feeling 12. On the rings, they twirl themselves around. tells commands asks strong feeling 13. Be careful if you try it. tells commands asks strong feeling 14. Can you teach me how to do it? tells commands asks strong feeling 15. Im too scared to try! tells commands asks strong feeling

8. Show me how to do a somersault. tells commands asks strong feeling

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Lesson 11

Level B

Nouns
Which underlined word is a noun? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. How many stars are in the sky? are in sky 2. Scientists talk about billions of stars. talk about stars 3. Two thousand stars can be seen with our eyes. be with eyes 4. A telescope can help us see more stars. help telescope see 5. Our sun is actually a star. Our sun actually 6. Astronauts have landed on the moon. have the moon 7. But no astronauts have been to the sun. But astronauts been 8. The sun is too hot for a human. too hot human
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9. Scientists learn about the planets, too. learn about planets 10. We have sent machines to the planet Mars. sent machines the 11. These machines collect information about the planet. These information about 12. I saw a picture of a blue sunset on Mars. saw picture on 13. Our sunset on Earth is usually an orange color. sunset usually an 14. We learn many things about our solar system. learn many things 15. Do you know about meteors and asteroids? know meteors and

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Lesson 12

Level B

Proper Nouns
Which underlined word is a proper noun? If neither word is a proper noun, choose neither. Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. The capital of Texas is not Dallas. neither capital Dallas 2. Houston is not the capital of the state either. Houston neither state 3. These are two big, popular cities in Texas. neither cities Texas 4. The capital of Texas is Austin. neither capital Texas 5. I visited Austin in April with my family. neither April family 6. We stayed in a hotel downtown. We neither downtown 7. On a hot day, we went to Barton Springs. day neither Barton Springs 8. It is a place for swimming. It neither swimming
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9. The swimming area is located in Zilker Park. neither area Zilker Park 10. We also visited San Antonio, Texas, on that vacation. San Antonio neither vacation 11. My family spent a day at the Alamo. neither family Alamo 12. At night we went to the River Walk. neither night River Walk 13. There are many restaurants and shops there. restaurants neither shops 14. The River Walk has a name in Spanish. name neither Spanish 15. It is called Paseo del Rio in that language. It neither language

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Lesson 13

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Common Nouns and Proper Nouns


Is the underlined word a common noun or a proper noun? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. My favorite stories are from mythology. common proper 2. I especially like stories from the Greeks. common proper 3. Many names today come from mythology. common proper 4. Some names come from the stories of the Romans. common proper 5. Think about tennis shoes from Nike. common proper 6. That name comes from a myth. common proper 7. Nike was a Greek goddess. common proper
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9. To the Greeks, she meant victory. common proper 10. That is a great name for a running shoe! common proper 11. Paris is a city in France. common proper 12. But Paris was also a character in a Greek myth. common proper 13. Many of the planets get their names from myths. common proper 14. Venus is a goddess in Roman myths. common proper 15. She was the goddess of love and beauty. common proper

8. She had wings and could run very fast. common proper

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Lesson 14

Level B

Singular and Plural Nouns


Is the underlined noun singular or plural? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Do you like to play games with cards? singular plural 2. My favorite card game is solitaire. singular plural 3. Sometimes I play cards with my brother. singular plural 4. Do you have any brothers? singular plural 5. On weekends, my parents play games with us. singular plural 6. My friends and I play the game Operation a lot. singular plural 7. I am learning how to play chess. singular plural
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9. Chess has many rules to follow. singular plural 10. You have to remember how each piece moves. singular plural 11. You can use the same game board for checkers. singular plural 12. Checkers often uses red and black pieces. singular plural 13. Another classic game is backgammon. singular plural 14. Players roll two dice in this game. singular plural 15. What is the main goal of backgammon? singular plural

8. My grandfather is teaching me. singular plural

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Lesson 15

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Action Verbs
Which underlined word is an action verb? If neither word is an action verb, choose neither. Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Hockey players skate quickly across the ice. neither skate across 2. They speed toward the goal. neither speed goal 3. They balance themselves on their skates. neither balance skates 4. Sometimes they pass the puck. neither Sometimes pass 5. My sister and I watch hockey on television. neither sister watch 6. Players often smash into one another. smash neither one 7. Smashing is part of the game. part neither game
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9. They do not take breaks very often. neither breaks often 10. Hockey players sometimes hurt one another. sometimes neither hurt 11. They wear many pads to protect themselves. neither many pads 12. The goalie protects his teams goal. neither goalie protects 13. He or she stops pucks before the net. stops neither before 14. Teams score only a few points in a game. score neither points 15. Hockey fans really enjoy the sport! really neither enjoy

8. Hockey players move throughout the game. Hockey move


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Lesson 16

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Verbs That Tell About the Past


Which underlined word is a verb that tells about the past? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Pirates lived on the seas long ago. lived seas 2. Many sea travelers feared pirates. travelers feared 3. Pirates liked to take valuable things. liked things 4. They jumped aboard many ships in the sea. jumped ships 5. On these ships, they looked for gold. looked gold 6. Some pirates even tried to steal ships! pirates tried 7. People battled pirates for years. battled years
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9. Some people hired experts to catch pirates. hired experts 10. These experts hunted pirates on the seas. hunted pirates 11. They often tricked pirates in order to catch them. often tricked 12. People created stories and legends about pirates. created legends 13. Hollywood filmed movies about them. filmed movies 14. Some famous pirates lived a real life, such as Blackbeard. lived life 15. Imagination produced other famous pirates, such as Long John Silver. produced famous

8. Governments wanted to stop pirates. Governments wanted

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Lesson 17

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Noun or Verb
Is the underlined word a noun or a verb? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. At recess, we play kickball almost every day. noun verb 2. I kick the ball hard on my turn. noun verb 3. Other students jump rope during recess. noun verb 4. A few teachers watch us during recess. noun verb 5. Instead of playing, some students sit and talk. noun verb 6. If we do not have a ball, we play tag. noun verb 7. Jacob runs the fastest of all of us. noun verb
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9. Alyssa likes to shoot the basketball. noun verb 10. Sometimes I join her under the basket. noun verb 11. When it rains, we stay indoors. noun verb 12. We draw pictures at our desks. noun verb 13. Sometimes we play games with our teacher. noun verb 14. Inside or outside, recess is a fun time of the day. noun verb 15. But I enjoy playing outside much better! noun verb

8. I only catch him once in a while! noun verb


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Lesson 18

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Adjectives That Tell How Many


Is the underlined word a noun or an adjective? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Our class is doing reports on animals. noun adjective 2. Three students will work in a group. noun adjective 3. We will research two kinds of sloths. noun adjective 4. Both kinds of sloths have similar names. noun adjective 5. The two-toed sloth is bigger than the other. noun adjective 6. It weighs about twenty pounds. noun adjective 7. They live in Central and South America. noun adjective
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9. It weighs about nine pounds. noun adjective 10. All sloths have three back toes. noun adjective 11. The difference is in their front toes. noun adjective 12. The three-toed sloth also lives in Central and South America. noun adjective 13. These animals live their lives upside down! noun adjective 14. They hang from trees with their three back toes. noun adjective 15. Most sloths rarely leave the trees. noun adjective

8. The other kind is the threetoed sloth. noun adjective

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Lesson 19

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Other Adjectives
Which underlined word is an adjective? If neither word is an adjective, choose neither. Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Have you ever visited Central Park in New York City? neither you visited 2. It is a gigantic park! neither gigantic park 3. Central Park offers many fun activities. offers neither fun 4. There is a small Childrens Zoo. neither small There 5. Some cute seals live in a pond. neither cute pond 6. There are also some large, furry polar bears. are neither furry 7. There are other bodies of water in Central Park. bodies neither water
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9. Many people sail model boats on Conservatory Water. Many neither boats 10. There are big gray rocks throughout the park. gray neither rocks 11. You must be a brave person to climb some of them! neither must brave 12. The playgrounds are busy places in the summer. playgrounds neither busy 13. My favorite place in the park is a statue. favorite neither statue 14. This statue shows a heroic dog named Balto. heroic neither Balto 15. There are many wonderful things to see in Central Park! wonderful neither see

8. The Reservoir is a huge body of water. huge neither body


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Lesson 20

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And, Or, But


Does and, or, or but best complete each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Dogs _____ cats are the two most popular pets. and or but 2. Do you like dogs _____ cats better? and or but 3. I prefer dogs, _____ I like cats, too. and or but 4. Are fish _____ birds more popular as pets? and or but 5. Many people own birds, _____ more own dogs. and or but 6. Both dogs _____ cats have four legs. and or but 7. I once had some fish, _____ I never had a bird. and or but
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9. The dogs names are Tucker _____ Annie. and or but 10. I wanted a different name for Annie, _____ my sister chose her name. and or but 11. I wanted the name Scout _____ Sadie. and or but 12. Do you own a dog _____ a cat or both? and or but 13. One time our family went camping, _____ we took our dogs with us. and or but 14. I wanted to take them to the beach, _____ my dad said no. and or but 15. Many dogs like water, _____ most cats hate it! and or but

8. My family has three pets: two dogs _____ one cat. and or but

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Lesson 21

Level B

Its and Its


Does its or its best complete each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. A public library has many books on _____ shelves. its its 2. _____ easy to get lost in all of the stacks! Its Its 3. Sometimes _____ a good idea to ask for help. its its 4. You can explore a library and uncover _____ treasures. its its 5. Librarians guide you through a library. They know _____ secrets. its its 6. Sometimes _____ easy to find a book. its its 7. You can locate a book by _____ special number. its its 8. This number is part of the Dewey Decimal System. _____ used in libraries to keep track of books. Its Its 9. Look up a book on the library computer. The computer will tell you _____ location. its its 10. You can learn about anything at the library. _____ full of information. Its Its 11. There is another cool thing about the public library. _____ free! Its Its 12. Everyone has the chance to use _____ books. its its 13. Many libraries have more than books within _____ walls. its its 14. In addition to _____ books, a library might have magazines, newspapers, movies, and music CDs. its its 15. _____ fun to spend a whole day at the library. Its Its

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Lesson 22

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Its and Its


Does its or its best complete each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. The river Thames is in England. _____ the countrys most famous river. Its Its 2. The river makes _____ way through the big city of London. its its 3. There is a lot of history on _____ shores. its its 4. Another famous river is the Seine. _____ located in France. Its Its 5. Do you know the Rio Grande? ____ waters are the border between Mexico and the U. S. Its Its 6. The Yangtze River in China is known for _____ dangerous floods. its its 7. The Yellow River is also in China. _____ the second largest river there. Its Its
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9. The Colorado River twists _____ way through the Grand Canyon. its its 10. For the country of Scotland, _____ largest river is the Tay River. its its 11. What is the longest river in the world? _____ the Nile River in Africa. Its Its 12. But some say _____ the Amazon River in South America. its its 13. _____ difficult to measure every foot of a river. Its Its 14. An atlas discusses rivers in _____ pages. its its 15. _____ interesting to learn about geography. Its Its

8. Have you heard of the Mackenzie River? _____ the longest river in Canada. Its Its
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Lesson 23

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A and An
Does a or an best complete each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Fruit is part of _____ good breakfast. a an 2. You might eat _____ apple and peanut butter. a an 3. Or you might have _____ orange with some toast. a an 4. Some people cut up _____ banana on their cereal. a an 5. Others mix _____ peach with their oatmeal. a an 6. Did you know a tomato is _____ fruit? a an 7. You can add tomatoes to _____ omelet. a an
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9. But try to have _____ piece of fruit for dessert. a an 10. Spread berries on top of _____ pancake. a an 11. Or smear strawberry jam on _____ slice of bread. a an 12. Jam and jelly are also good on _____ English muffin. a an 13. Cream cheese is _____ interesting topping, too. a an 14. But cream cheese is best on _____ bagel. a an 15. I like to eat _____ egg sandwich with cheese. a an

8. Or you can eat _____ egg over easy! a an

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Lesson 24

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Their and Theyre


Does their or theyre best complete each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Jodi and Mark are my siblings. _____ both older than I am. Their Theyre 2. I like to sneak into _____ bedrooms. their theyre 3. I do this when _____ not home. their theyre 4. _____ always mad when I do that! Their Theyre 5. I like to look at _____ books and CDs. their theyre 6. They let me in when _____ home. their theyre 7. Together we listen to _____ music. their theyre
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9. _____ not the biggest rooms in the house. Their Theyre 10. My room is even smaller than _____ rooms. their theyre 11. My parents have a television in _____ bedroom. their theyre 12. _____ always watching movies before bed! Their Theyre 13. I love to watch movies in _____ room! their theyre 14. We all pile onto _____ bed. their theyre 15. _____ the best parents ever! Their Theyre

8. _____ bedrooms are next to each other. Their Theyre

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Theyre and There


Does theyre or there best complete each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. The Rocky Mountains are in the United States. _____ the largest mountain range in the country. Theyre There 2. Many different kinds of animals live _____. theyre there 3. You might find Grizzly Bears in the Rockies. _____ feared by many people. Theyre There 4. Some sheep live high in the Rockies. It gets cold up _____. theyre there 5. Coyotes live _____, too, but they live closer to the ground. theyre there 6. Bison can be found in the Rockies. _____ called buffalo by some people. Theyre There 7. _____ is also a bunch of different birds in the Rockies. Theyre There
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9. You might see bald eagles in the Rockies. _____ a symbol of freedom. Theyre There 10. Grizzlies are not the only bears in the Rockies. Black bears and brown bears live _____, too. theyre there 11. Some animals prefer to live where _____ is water. theyre there 12. _____ not used to living without water. Theyre There 13. _____ are many great parks in the Rocky Mountains. Theyre There 14. _____ found in different states. Theyre There 15. These parks are fun to visit. _____ full of exciting things to do. Theyre There

8. Some kinds of birds can only be found _____. theyre there

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Their, There, and Theyre


Does their, there, or theyre best complete each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. _____ are so many things to do at the zoo! Their There Theyre 2. You can watch the gibbons swing around _____ cage. their there theyre 3. _____ similar to little monkeys. Their There Theyre 4. The gorillas are fun to watch. People stand _____ for hours! their there theyre 5. The zoo has an aquarium ____. their there theyre 6. I saw seahorses. _____ so tiny! Their There Theyre 7. Zoo workers tell about the animals. _____ very helpful. Their There Theyre
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9. _____ so cute and fun to watch! Their There Theyre 10. They spend _____ day swimming in the pond. their there theyre 11. Sometimes they swim with _____ bellies up! their there theyre 12. _____ my favorite animals at the zoo. Their There Theyre 13. _____ are walruses at the zoo, too. Their There Theyre 14. _____ my second favorite animals at the zoo. Their There Theyre 15. I guess I like a lot of animals _____! their there theyre

8. If you go _____, make sure you visit the otters. their there theyre
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Lesson 27

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The Verb Go
Which word best completes each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Have you ever _____ to Florida? go gone went 2. Last month, my family _____ to Walt Disney World. go gone went 3. We _____ on vacation once a year. go gone went 4. Sometimes we just _____ camping for our vacation. go gone went 5. We have also _____ to amusement parks. go gone went 6. When we _____ to Florida, we had a blast! go gone went 7. In addition to Disney World, we also _____ to the beach. go gone went
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9. I like to _____ swimming in pools. go gone went 10. So I _____ into the ocean right away. go gone went 11. One day, we _____ to Kennedy Space Center. go gone went 12. I heard about NASA when I _____ to the library. go gone went 13. Have you ever _____ to Kennedy Space Center? go gone went 14. If you ever _____ to Florida, visit the Space Center. go gone went 15. We had so much fun that we _____ two days in a row! go gone went

8. I had never _____ swimming in the ocean before. go gone went

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Lesson 28

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The Verb Eat


Which word best completes each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. People around the world _____ many strange things. eat ate eaten 2. French people have _____ snails for years. eat ate eaten 3. They also _____ frog legs and animal brains! eat ate eaten 4. I have never _____ frog legs! eat ate eaten 5. People in Asia also _____ things that seem strange to us. eat ate eaten 6. Have you ever _____ a rat? eat ate eaten 7. Some people have _____ rats! eat ate eaten 8. When my dad was in Asia, he _____ a chocolate-covered grasshopper! eat ate eaten 9. I asked him why he _____ it, and he said it was yummy! eat ate eaten 10. In the Netherlands, people _____ horsemeat sandwiches. eat ate eaten 11. Whats the weirdest thing you have ever _____? eat ate eaten 12. I once _____ a raw oyster. eat ate eaten 13. People in other countries think Americans _____ weird foods. eat ate eaten 14. Would you ever _____ a rattlesnake? eat ate eaten 15. Some people in the U.S. West have _____ rattlesnake. eat ate eaten

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Lesson 29

Level B

The Verb Come


Does come or came best complete each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Amrita _____ to the movies with us yesterday. come came 2. Maybe you can _____ with us next time. come came 3. If you _____, we will have so much fun! come came 4. Have you ever _____ over my house? come came 5. _____ over to my house right now! Come Came 6. James _____ over an hour ago, and he is still here. come came 7. Most of my friends have _____ over to my house before. come came
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9. Sarah has _____ over many times. come came 10. Her family just _____ back from a vacation. come came 11. She will not _____ over today. come came 12. If you _____, we can play Monopoly. come came 13. My dad _____ home from work early. come came 14. He just _____ in the back door. come came 15. If you _____ over, he will drive you back home. come came

8. Jared _____ over last weekend. come came

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Lesson 30

Level B

The Verb Give


Which word best completes each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Yesterday, I _____ a presentation in class. give gave 9. They all _____ me some good advice that day. give gave given 10. When I _____ my presentation, I was nervous. give gave given 11. My teacher _____ me time to set everything up. give gave given 12. After I had ____ my presentation, everyone smiled. give gave given 13. My teacher _____ the class a chance to ask questions. give gave given 14. I _____ good answers to all of the questions! give gave given 15. I will not be nervous when I _____ my next presentation. give gave given

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2. I had never _____ an oral report before. give gave given 3. For practice, I _____ my presentation to my family. give gave given 4. Afterward, everyone _____ me some advice. give gave given 5. My mom has _____ many presentations at work. give gave given 6. My parents _____ each other advice all the time. give gave given 7. Both of them _____ a lot of speeches. give gave given
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8. My older brother has _____ presentations in school before. give gave given

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Lesson 31

Level B

Making the Subject and Verb Agree


Which verb agrees with the underlined subject of each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Many animals _____ together on a farm. live lives 2. Cows _____ on grass all day long. munch munches 3. The best cows _____ a lot of milk. make makes 4. A pig _____ different food than a cow does. need needs 5. Many pigs _____ oats and corn. eat eats 6. Just like a cow, a sheep _____ to eat grass. like likes 7. A sheeps wool _____ very thick. grow grows
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9. Then people _____ wool to make clothes. use uses 10. Chickens _____ eggs every day. lay lays 11. A chicken _____ one egg each day. lay lays 12. Goats _____ on some farms, too. stay stays 13. Goats _____ milk, too, just like cows do. provide provides 14. Some farmers _____ dogs to help them work. use uses 15. A farm dog _____ keep the animals together. help helps

8. Farmers _____ this wool every year to make cloth. cut cuts

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Lesson 32

Level B

More Practice in Making Subjects and Verbs Agree


Which verb agrees with the subject of each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. The ocean _____ many interesting animals. hold holds 2. Many people _____ to watch dolphins. love loves 3. Sometimes, dolphins _____ together in a group. swim swims 4. To find food, a dolphin _____ a strange noise. make makes 5. Then it _____ for the noises echo. listen listens 6. The echoes happen when sound _____ off an object. bounce bounces 7. These echoes _____ the dolphin where things are. show shows 8. On land, bats _____ their food in the same way. find finds
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9. Many people _____ sharks. fear fears 10. But most sharks _____ people alone. leave leaves 11. A jellyfish _____ more of a threat to humans! offer offers 12. Certain jellyfish _____ whenever they are touched! sting stings 13. A jellyfish _____ through the water. float floats 14. Some jellyfish _____ nearly invisible! look looks 15. Experts _____ that vinegar helps heal jellyfish stings. say says

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Lesson 33

Level B

Forms of the Verb Be


Which form of be best completes each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Sports _____ very popular. is are was were 2. In the past, women _____ not often involved in sports. is are was were 3. Today, women _____ in a lot of different sports. is are was were 4. Sue Bird _____ a great female basketball player. is are was were 5. Years ago, Babe Didrikson _____ a famous female athlete. is are was were 6. These days, women _____ even professional boxers! is are was were 7. Years ago, Muhammad Ali _____ a boxer. is are was were 8. Now, Laila Ali _____ a boxer. is are was were
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9. In the past, some sports _____ only for men. is are was were 10. Boxing _____ one of those sports. is are was were 11. Now, most sports _____ for males and females. is are was were 12. Today, football _____ for boys and girls. is are was were 13. And cheerleading _____ for girls and boys. is are was were 14. Male cheerleaders _____ very strong and athletic. is are was were 15. Women _____ the main cheerleaders until several decades ago. is are was were
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Lesson 34

Level B

Verbs That Tell About the Past


Which word best completes each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Yesterday, I _____ a museum with my class. visit visited 2. Every month, we _____ a new place in town. visit visited 3. A few months ago, we _____ a chocolate factory! tour toured 4. On another trip, we _____ to an orchestra. listen listened 5. I _____ to music every day. listen listened 6. I _____ to visit Chatham Park someday. hope hoped 7. My baseball team _____ a game there last summer. play played
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9. They always _____ great trips for us. plan planned 10. Sometimes they _____ us for new ideas. ask asked 11. One time we _____ a trip to Africa! suggest suggested 12. Our teachers just _____ when we said that! laugh laughed 13. Last month, we _____ to the local library. walk walked 14. I _____ the library a lot! like liked 15. Each student _____ one book that day. borrow borrowed

8. Our teachers _____ our field trips, too. enjoy enjoys

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Lesson 35

Level B

Choosing the Correct Verb Tense


Is the underlined verb in the present tense or the past tense? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. My mom and I just finished our shopping list. present past 2. We shop at the grocery store every Saturday. present past 3. We gather food items for the entire week. present past 4. I enjoy grocery shopping with my mom. present past 5. Sometimes I pretend that I am a chef! present past 6. My mom acts like my helper. present past 7. Together, we plan our familys meals for the week. present past
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9. It included chicken, black beans, tomatoes, and corn. present past 10. Mom and I called it salsa salad. present past 11. We try one new recipe each week. present past 12. Some taste very good. present past 13. Other experiments tasted yucky! present past 14. Yesterday, Mom and I baked a cake. present past 15. Everyone enjoyed it for dessert! present past

8. Last week, we created a special salad. present past

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Level B

Subject Pronouns
Which subject pronoun best completes each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. My brother got a new book. _____ is about dogs. It He I 2. After my brother read the book, _____let me borrow it. you he they 3. Dogs are amazing. _____ can hear and smell better than humans can. We They It 4. I have a male dog named Spike. _____ is a Labrador retriever. You I He 5. Spike likes to chase squirrels. _____ climb trees to escape him. They You It 6. Spike also likes to chase other animals. _____ sniffs the ground to find animal scents. We He They 7. My neighbors do not have a dog. But _____ like Spike a lot. they he she
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9. Betsy and Spike are funny. _____ like to hang out together. We They It 10. Most dogs and cats do not get along. _____ seem to be enemies. They You It 11. Do _____ have a pet? it I you

12. My sister wants a cat. _____ thinks they are better pets than dogs are. You She He 13. My family and I love Spike. _____ think that he is the best pet ever! We He It 14. My friend Emily has a pet ferret. _____ lets the ferret sleep in her bed with her! It They She 15. I like ferrets. _____ are so little and cute! They He It

8. My neighbors have a cat named Betsy. _____ spends some time outside. You We She

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Level B

Object Pronouns
Which underlined word is an object pronoun? If neither of the underlined words is an object pronoun, choose neither. Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Please help me carry these books. me neither these 2. We will carry them over there. We neither them 3. I must return the books to him. neither I him 4. This book tells about police officers. neither This about 5. I admire them very much. neither I them 6. You gave a book to me for my birthday. me neither my 7. I read it over and over! I neither it
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9. I want to be one of them someday. one neither them 10. It would be great to help people like you. neither It you 11. My dad told me how dangerous firefighting is. neither My me 12. I will lend the book to you. neither I you 13. You can see for yourself! neither You yourself 14. Maybe I will give you a book on your birthday. you neither your 15. Then you and I will be even! you neither I

8. It told about the jobs of firefighters. It neither jobs


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Level B

Choosing the Correct Pronoun


Which pronoun best completes each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Today _____ have a speaker in our class. we us 2. Her name is Dr. Hunt, and _____ is a scientist. she her 3. The class welcomed _____ with applause. she her 4. Dr. Hunt told _____ about a scientists work. we us 5. Right now, _____ is studying bald eagles. she her 6. _____ are an endangered species. They Them 7. Several other scientists help _____ study a group of bald eagles. she her
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9. The tags are tiny, but _____ give off signals. they them 10. _____ help the scientists keep track of the eagles. They Them 11. After her speech, Dr. Hunt showed pictures to _____. we us 12. Then _____ asked her a few questions. we us 13. She invited _____ to visit her lab any time. we us 14. When Dr. Hunt was done, our teacher thanked _____ for visiting. she her 15. Then _____ asked the class to learn more about eagles. he him

8. The scientists catch the eagles and put tags on _____. they them
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Lesson 39

Level B

Using I or Me With Another Name


Does I or me best complete each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Tonya and _____ wrote a report about Aesop. I me 2. Our teacher asked Tonya and _____ to read it aloud. I me 3. As we read, Tonya and _____ took turns talking. I me 4. Afterward, Tonya and _____ had to answer questions. I me 5. Jason asked Tonya and _____ how we learned so much about Aesop. I me 6. That was an easy question for Tonya and _____ to answer. I me 7. Tonya said, Lily and _____ went to the library. I me
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9. Our teacher thanked Tonya and _____ for the report. I me 10. Then Tonya and _____ returned to our seats. I me 11. After class, our teacher stopped Tonya and _____. I me 12. She gave Tonya and _____ an A on our report. I me 13. Tonya and _____ were very happy! I me 14. She invited Tonya and _____ to work together again. I me 15. Tonya and _____ make a great team! I me

8. Then I said, Tonya and _____ also looked on the Internet. I me


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Level B

Comparing With Adjectives


Which word best completes each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. A horse is _____ than a donkey. taller tallest 2. Is the giraffe the _____ of all the animals? taller tallest 3. An elephant is _____ than a rhinoceros. bigger biggest 4. But is the elephant the _____ of all the animals? bigger biggest 5. Which animal is the _____ of them all? faster fastest 6. Is a lion, a tiger, or a cheetah the _____ animal? faster fastest 7. Is a turtle _____ than a snail? slower slowest
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9. In your opinion, what is the _____ creature alive? scarier scariest 10. Many people think that snakes are _____ than spiders are. scarier scariest 11. But I think that spiders are _____ than snakes are! scarier scariest 12. The goliath bird-eating spider is the _____ spider in the world. bigger biggest 13. It can be _____ than a dinner plate! bigger biggest 14. The _____ snake in the world is the anaconda. bigger biggest 15. It is even _____ than the members of the python family! bigger biggest

8. Or are worms the _____ of all? slower slowest

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Lesson 41

Level B

Capitalizing the First Word in a Sentence


Which underlined word should begin with a capital letter? If both words should begin with a capital letter, choose both. Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. what is your favorite kind of music? both What Music 2. my favorite music is pop music. rock and roll is good, too. both My Rock 3. there are so many different kinds of music. There both Different 4. my dad likes jazz, and my mom likes reggae. both My And 5. reggae music comes from islands in the Caribbean Sea. both Reggae Islands 6. blues music began in America. some say it started in the southern states. Blues Some both 7. then theres country music. country music is my aunts favorite music. Then both Country 8. I also like hip hop. it is related to rhythm and blues music. both Hop It 9. rap music is also related to rhythm and blues music. Rap both Rhythm 10. some people enjoy classical music. it is often played by orchestras. both Some It 11. have you ever heard mariachi music? it comes from Mexico. both Have It 12. when you go to a powwow, you can hear traditional Native American music. both When You 13. my grandfather loves Italian opera music, but I dont like it very much. My But both 14. I might like opera someday. but I do not like it today! Opera But both 15. you like bluegrass music. what is bluegrass music? You What both
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Lesson 42

Level B

Periods and Question Marks


Should a period or a question mark end each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Who is your favorite artist_____ period question mark 2. Is a photographer a kind of artist_____ period question mark 3. Photographers are definitely artists_____ period question mark 4. Then my favorite artist is Ansel Adams_____ period question mark 5. Did he take photographs_____ period question mark 6. He took many photographs of nature_____ period question mark 7. Many of his photographs are taken of mountains and streams_____ period question mark
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9. Pablo Picasso is my favorite painter_____ period question mark 10. Some of his paintings seem very strange_____ period question mark 11. Did he always paint that way_____ period question mark 12. He could paint very tiny details, too_____ period question mark 13. He painted pictures of people called portraits_____ period question mark 14. Some of his portraits look like photographs_____ period question mark 15. What is your favorite Picasso painting_____ period question mark

8. Have you ever seen a photograph taken by Ansel Adams_____ period question mark
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Lesson 43

Level B

Periods and Exclamation Points


Read each sentence, and look closely at the end punctuation. Decide whether each sentence is a telling sentence, a command, or an exclamation. Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Tell me about your favorite school subject. telling command exclamation 2. I love art class! telling exclamation command 9. Your cartoon is great! telling command exclamation 10. Please draw a cartoon for me. telling command exclamation 11. I can draw a cartoon for you now. telling command exclamation 12. Here it is. telling exclamation command

3. We have art class once a week. telling command exclamation 4. I wish we had it every day! telling command exclamation 5. This week we drew cartoons. telling command exclamation 6. Let me see your cartoon. telling command exclamation 7. Here it is! telling exclamation
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13. This cartoon is awesome! telling command exclamation 14. Maybe you will be an artist someday. telling command exclamation 15. I am already an artist! telling command exclamation

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8. My cartoon has words in it, too. telling command exclamation

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Lesson 44

Level B

Proper Nouns
Which word best completes each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Have you ever heard of the singer named _____? Sting sting 2. He used to be in a band called The _____. Police police 3. That band made many _____ in the 1980s. Albums albums 4. Sting was born in _____. England england 5. Sting reminds me of the singer named _____. Bono bono 6. Bono was born in _____. Ireland ireland 7. Bono is the _____ for the music group called U2. Singer singer
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9. Many musicians give _____ to good causes. Money money 10. My grandmother was a fan of _____. Elvis elvis 11. Elvis was a singer and an _____. Actor actor 12. He lived in _____. Memphis

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13. It is a city in the state of _____. Tennessee tennessee 14. His house had a special _____. Name name 15. The special name of his house is _____. Graceland graceland

8. Bono spreads messages of peace around the _____. World world

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Lesson 45

Level B

Abbreviations
Which abbreviation is correct for each underlined word? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Doctor J is a nickname for Julius Erving. Mr. Dr. 2. Mister Erving was a great basketball player. Mr. Dr. 3. He was born in Hempstead, New York, in 1950. NY NK 4. He celebrates his birthday on February 22. Feb. Fer. 5. He went to college at the University of Massachusetts. MC MA 6. He played basketball in the National Basketball Association. NBB NBA 7. This group is in the United States. U.S. U.D.
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9. He played basketball at Butler University. Uy. Univ. 10. This college is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. IN INP 11. You can find it at 4600 Sunset Avenue. Ave. Nue. 12. Lightfoot is over six feet tall. fee. ft. 13. His real height is six feet and five inches. ines. in. 14. I wonder how tall Duane Lightfoot, Senior is! Sr. St. 15. Do basketball games start in October of every year? Oct. Ober.

8. A new member of the group is Duane Lightfoot, Junior. Jn. Jr.


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Lesson 46

Level B

Contractions
Which contraction correctly replaces the underlined words? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. I have written three poems. Ive Im 2. I am going to share them with you. Id Im 3. Did not you write a poem about butterflies? Didnt Dont 4. My poem is not about butterflies. wasnt isnt 5. What is your poem about? Wasnt Whats 6. Do not tell me! Dont 9. I would like to read mine aloud. Id Ive 10. I do not want to read mine aloud. dont dont 11. Let us take a vote. Lets Lts 12. That would not work. There would be a tie. wldnt wouldnt 13. We are running out of time! Ware Were 14. Who is going to read their poem first? Whos Whse 15. I will read mine first! Id Ill

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7. That way I will be surprised when I read it. Ill Ive 8. Cannot we read the poems aloud? Cannt Cant

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Lesson 47

Level B

Writing Sentences Correctly


Which item should be added to each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. What are you doing question mark capital letter period 8. That is so cool question mark exclamation point period

2. I am cutting out pictures from a magazine question mark period capital letter 3. Why are you doing that question mark period capital letter 4. I need some pictures for school tomorrow question mark period capital letter 5. we are making a collage in art class. question mark period capital letter 6. What is a collage question mark exclamation point
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9. Tell me more about your project question mark period exclamation point 10. What will your collage look like question mark period capital letter 11. I am creating a sports collage question mark period exclamation point 12. it will have pictures of sports. question mark period capital letter 13. What is your favorite sport question mark period exclamation point 14. I love basketball question mark exclamation point period

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7. it is a collection of items glued together. question mark period capital letter

15. What other sports will you put on your collage question mark period capital letter
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Lesson 48

Level B

Commas in a Series
Which word should be followed by a comma? If a comma should come after both words, choose both. If the sentence is correct, choose correct. Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. My mother, my brother and I are in the kitchen. brother both I correct 2. We want to make something easy yummy, and good for us. both easy good correct 3. I am here to watch help and eat! both watch help correct 4. Should we make cookies brownies, or muffins? both cookies or correct 5. We could also make donuts, cakes or fruit bars. also both cakes correct 6. You can call them treats, snacks, or goodies. them both or correct
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8. We need eggs, flour and sugar. both need flour correct 9. We also need milk, butter and baking soda. both also butter correct 10. What is the best way to stir, mix, or blend the ingredients? both way blend correct 11. Use a spoon a fork, or hands. both spoon or correct 12. Lets include oatmeal, raisins, and chocolate chips! both include chocolate correct 13. Also use nuts seeds, or fruit. nuts both or correct 14. Do you bake cook or fry them? bake both cook correct 15. Cookies, cakes and muffins are baked. cakes both muffins correct
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7. Grab a bowl a spoon and a baking sheet. bowl both spoon correct

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Lesson 49

Level B

Quotation Marks
Is each quotation punctuated correctly or incorrectly in each sentence? Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. Ms. Seabest said, Lets talk about plants. correct incorrect 2. Are plants living things? she asked. correct incorrect 3. Jillian said yes they are. correct incorrect 4. Do plants breathe? Ms. Seabest asked. correct incorrect 5. She laughed and said, Plants do breathe. correct incorrect 6. But not like we do, she added. correct incorrect 7. They do not have lungs like ours, she explained. correct incorrect
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9. Then they send another kind of air out, she said. correct incorrect 10. Does anyone know what else is important to the sun? she asked. correct incorrect 11. Joshua and Kayla raised their hands at the same time. correct incorrect 12. Joshua said, Sunlight! correct incorrect 13. Kayla said water! correct incorrect 14. Ms. Seabest said, You are both correct! correct incorrect 15. Sunlight and water help plants grow, she explained. correct incorrect

8. She went on, they take a kind of air into their leaves. correct incorrect

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Lesson 50

Level B

Book Titles
Find the book title in each sentence. Decide whether the book title is written correctly or incorrectly. Fill in the circle next to your answer. 1. My favorite book is Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia. correct incorrect 2. The book Can You Make a Piggy Giggle? is very funny! correct incorrect 3. My mom reads my brother Goodnight Moon before bed. correct incorrect 4. Sometimes they read Guess how much I love you. correct incorrect 5. My mom read me Pat the Bunny when I was younger. correct incorrect 6. We also read The Very Hungry Caterpillar. correct incorrect 7. In school we are reading Daisy Comes Home by Jan Brett. correct incorrect
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9. In science class, we read Are trees alive? by Debbie S. Miller. correct incorrect 10. Next week we will read The Magic Hat. correct incorrect 11. I want to read Tatty Ratty, but Ill have to read it at home. correct incorrect 12. At home I am reading This little chick. correct incorrect 13. Did you like the book Safari Park? correct incorrect 14. My aunt bought me the book Fables from Aesop. correct incorrect 15. I also have a book called Skeleton Hiccups! correct incorrect

8. Last week we read Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry. correct incorrect
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