A trip to the beach means seeing a seagull or two, but look out! These birds can be tricky, and they're always hungry. Students will read the poem and answer questions about character traits, the rhyme, and other story elements.
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) “The seagull lives along the shore…”
a. path of shells b. forest’s edge c. ocean’s edge d. mountains
2) “His body gleams in gray and white…”
a. shines b. hides c. flies d. grows fur
3) “The seagull skims the sea for fish,”
a. swims under b. travels on c. splashes in d. circles around
4) “…when yet he finds a yummy treat.
a. expired b. fishy c. dirty d. tasty
5) “Instead, he makes a lonely cry that echoes out across the sky.”
a. makes clouds b. repeats c. disappears d. grows louder
6) “…And dives to grab what food he can directly from an open hand.”
a. straight b. immediately c. especially d. except for