Nancy has always dreamed of being an actress, so she can hardly wait to audition for the school play. How will she handle her nerves to land the perfect part? Students will read the passage and answer follow-up questions about the language and the plot.
Reading Comprehension Passage
by Elizabeth Trach
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) "And if you'd like to audition, or tryout, for the school play, be ready to sing a song for the director after school. Class dismissed.”
a. released b. quieted c. welcomed d. scolded
2) “Sometimes when you get nervous, your stomach can feel like butterflies are fluttering around inside.”
a. flying quickly b. diving nervously c. flapping slowly d. circle wildly
3) “That made her feel less afraid.”
a. excited b. confused c. ashamed d. scared
4) “Mom looked up from her garden spade. "Well, it can be hard. Do you feel nervous?”
a. firm b. difficult c. confusing d. easy
5) “Nancy wasn't sure what part she would get in the play, but she felt very proud of her first audition."
a. session b. practice c. tryout d. finale