Students will read a story about a boy who learns a lesson about being more careful. Students will answer questions about characters, plot, making inferences, comparing and contrasting, and theme.
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) "'You may think you do,” cautioned his father, “but I’ve noticed you’re careless sometimes.'
a. spoke loudly b. chuckled or laughed c. agreed d. warned; advise strongly
2) "'Doing your chores without being coaxed is part of taking care of this house'"
a. taught; instructed b. urged gently; persuaded c. confused; flustered d. unhappy or grouchy
3) "His pulse quickened, and his palms began to sweat."
a. slowed down b. became louder c. increased in speed d. became irregular or uneven
4) "that would only prove that Dmitri might not be capable of taking care of his things"
a. able or adequate b. interested or eager c. aware; knowledgeable d. curious
5) "His father dumped the contents of the garbage bag onto the floor."
a. straps; handles b. broken pieces c. items or objects in a container d. liquids