What happens when Katie and her band, Arachne's Web, auditions for their idol? Students will read a story about this all-girl rock band and how they turn losing into winning. Students will answer questions about text structure, point of view, theme or lesson, and author’s point of view.
Reading Comprehension Passage
Reading Comprehension Questions
Each of the vocabulary words below are used in the reading passage. As you read the passage, pay attention to context clues that suggest the word’s meaning.
Using context clues from the sentences in the passage, underline the correct meaning of the word in boldface.
1) "quickly yanked her head back"
a. hit or banged b. covered; concealed c. jerked; snapped d. tied or secured
2) "his dark, brooding eyes glowering on every magazine cover"
a. showing deep thought; serious b. dark brown c. half closed; squinting d. handsome
3) "his dark, brooding eyes glowering on every magazine cover"
a. shining; glimmering b. winking c. weeping; crying d. scowling or frowning
4) "a surprisingly demure pair of tortoiseshell eyeglasses"
a. modest or prim b. fashionable c. expensive d. cheap; inexpensive
5) "Katie, Mila, and Renee had practiced relentlessly over the past two weeks"
a. silently; quietly b. continuously; constantly c. nervously d. occasionally
6) "Katie, Mila, and Renee had practiced relentlessly over the past two weeks, leading to good-natured complaints from Mila’s dad about 'auditory trauma.'"
a. repair b. padding; insulation c. earphones d. damage; injury
7) "the other bands milling around the darkened wings of the theater"
a. practicing b. hiding; avoiding discovery c. moving aimlessly; wandering d. sitting
8) "The third group’s plodding dirge"
a. slow, sad song; lament b. movements c. drum set; percussion d. plans
9) "Katie tried to remain stoic"
a. awake b. unemotional; indifferent to pain c. friendly; kind d. happy; pleased
10) "Katie fought back the urge to tackle her musical hero with an exuberant hug"
a. respectful b. casual; cool c. short; brief d. enthusiastic or joyful