Grade 1 Reading Foundation - Purpose and Understanding
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Grade 1 Reading Foundation - Purpose and Understanding

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When children read, they need to understand the story. They also need to determine the purpose of the story. If the text is a story, it is most likely written to entertain. If the text is a nonfiction piece, it is most likely written to inform. If the text is an advertisement, it is most likely written to persuade.

Story 1 - Pets

Pets make people happy. Pets are animals that people keep. They keep them in their home. A pet can be a dog, cat or fish. There are many other pets too.

You can buy a pet from a store. Some pets are found on the street. People get many pets from other people. Some people may not be able to pay for a pet. So, they give the pet away.

It costs money to take care of a pet. Pets must be fed. You will have to buy food for them. Pets also need water. A pet may get sick. The pet will have to see the vet.

Story 2 - Burned Food

Molly cooks a meal. She cooks the food in a pan. One pot of food is in the oven. Molly goes to her room. She reads a book. Then Molly smells something. It smells bad. She thinks. What could that smell be? It smells like the food. Molly goes down the stairs. Smoke is coming out of the oven. Her food is burned.

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1.
Read Story 1 - Pets above.
Where can you buy a pet?
From other people.
At a store.
From a vet.
On the street.
Usually a pet can be bought at a store.
2.
Read Story 1 - Pets above.
Why was this story written?
To tell you a story.
To tell you facts about pets.
To get you to buy a pet.
To make someone happy.
This text was written to inform the reader about pets.
3.
Read Story 1 - Pets above.
Your pet feels bad. Where do you take your pet?
To a store.
To your home.
To the street.
To a vet.
If your pet is sick, you need to take him to a vet. A vet will help him or her get better.
4.
Read Story 1 - Pets above.
What do pets need?
Vets.
Cats.
Fish.
Food.
Pets always need food. They don't always need a vet.
5.
Read Story 1 - Pets above.
Why do people give away a pet?
The pet ran away.
The pet is sick.
They can't pay for a pet.
The pet is at a store.
Pets cost money. Some people can't afford a pet. So, they must give it away.
6.
Read Story 2 - Burned Food above.
Why was this story written?
To tell a story.
To give facts about food.
To get you to buy food.
To make you happy about food.
This text tells a story to entertain its readers.
7.
Read Story 2 - Burned Food above.
Why does the food burn?
One pot of food is in the oven.
Molly is cooking a meal.
Molly goes in her room.
Molly goes down the stairs.
Molly goes into her room to read a book. She is not watching the food she is cooking.
8.
Read Story 2 - Burned Food above.
What did Molly do in her room?
Cook food.
Read a book.
Think.
Put food in the oven.
Molly goes upstairs to her room and reads a book.
9.
Read Story 2 - Burned Food above.
What does Molly smell?
An oven.
A book.
A pan.
Food.
Molly smells the food which smells bad because it burned.
10.
Read Story 2 - Burned Food above.
What is coming out of the oven?
A pan.
Food.
Smoke.
A book.
When Molly comes back into the kitchen, she sees smoke coming out of the oven.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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