Grade 1 Reading Information - Key Details
Read the stories carefully before answering the questions.

Grade 1 Reading Information - Key Details

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Informative texts provide main ideas and key details. It is important for students to be able to differentiate between the main ideas of a text and their supporting details. To do this, the first graders need to ask and answer questions about the text. Then they can analyze the text for the main idea. In this quiz, the student will be able to read informative texts with questions pertaining to the key details.

Story 1 - The Sun

The sun is a star in the sky. It is very hot. It is made of a few gases. The core is in the center of the sun. The sun is millions of miles away from Earth.

The sun is very helpful. The sun shines on plants. This makes plants grow tall. People use the sun for light. The sunny weather is nice. People can go outside in sunny weather.

The sun can be harmful to people. Its rays can burn people’s skin. The sun can also make people too hot.

Story 2 - Helen Keller

Helen Keller was a woman. She did not see, hear or talk. She acted wild like an animal. Then a teacher was sent to her. Ms. Annie Sullivan was her teacher. Ms. Sullivan worked with Helen. One day, Ms. Sullivan poured water onto Helen’s hand. She spelled the word into Helen’s hand. Helen now knew what water was. Helen learned more words. Then Helen learned to use words. Other people would know what Helen was saying. Helen went to school. She earned many awards.

1.
Read Story 1 - The Sun above.
Where is the core of the sun?
On the outside of the sun.
On Earth.
In the center of the sun.
Near the sun.
When something is in the core, it is usually in the center of it.
2.
Read Story 1 - The Sun above.
How far away is the sun from the Earth?
Millions of miles.
A few miles.
1 mile.
100 miles.
The sun and other space objects are millions of miles away from Earth.
3.
Read Story 1 - The Sun above.
How does the sun help plants?
It gives plants water.
It helps plants grow.
It give plants shade.
It helps plants get small.
The sun helps plants grow taller by giving them nutrients.
4.
Read Story 1 - The Sun above.
What can the sun do to people's skin?
The sun can make people's skin pretty.
The sun can make people's skin soft.
The sun can make people's skin cold.
The sun can make people's skin burn.
Too much sun can cause a sunburn on people's skin.
5.
Read Story 1 - The Sun above.
What is the sun?
A plant.
A star.
A planet.
A moon.
The sun is actually a star that is very hot.
6.
Read Story 2 - Helen Keller above.
What was wrong with Helen Keller?
She was a bad girl.
She did not like animals.
She could not hear, see or talk.
She could not learn.
Helen Keller was deaf, mute and blind due to a childhood illness.
7.
Read Story 2 - Helen Keller above.
Who would teach Helen Keller?
Her mom.
Ms. Sullivan.
Mr. Keller.
Her sister.
Annie Sullivan worked with Helen so that she could be productive in life.
8.
Read Story 2 - Helen Keller above.
How did the teacher teach Helen words?
Read a book to her.
Spelled the word in her hand.
Told her about the words.
Wrote words for her.
Annie Sullivan poured water in Helen's hand and then spelled the word into her hand.
9.
Read Story 2 - Helen Keller above.
What word did Helen learn first?
Animal.
Word.
See.
Water.
Helen's first word was water when Ms. Sullivan spelled the word into the girl's hand.
10.
Read Story 2 - Helen Keller above
How did Helen act before her teacher came?
Calm.
Happy.
Wild.
Sleepy.
Since Helen was blind, deaf and mute, she didn't know how to act. So, she acted wild.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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