Wendy the Wasp
Wendy the Wasp is always hungry. She loves to find delicious treats, but one day her sweet tooth gets her in trouble. Students will read the passage and answer follow-up questions about character and other story elements.
Reading Comprehension Passage
Wendy the Wasp
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) “Wendy's nest was in a park, so it was easy to find bits of fruit that children left behind.”
a. small pieces b. large pieces c. rotten d. cores
2) “Sometimes, when it was full, she could find something yummy near the top.”
a. far from b. under c. close to d. halfway from
3) “She couldn't wait to take a sip.”
a. big gulp b. small drink c. bite d. lick
4) “A boy with a blue shirt was yelling very loudly, and he began swatting at Wendy with his hands! “
a. petting b. waving c. tickling d. hitting
5) “Wendy was taught to use her stinger only in emergencies, but she was so mad that she was ready to sting that mean boy's hands to teach him a lesson.”
a. funny situations b. the hospital c. important situations d. the park
6) “It was a tall cylinder that sparkled in the sun.”
a. flashed b. shined c. darkened d. disappeared