Grade 1 Reading Information - Key Ideas
What are the key ideas in this quiz?

Grade 1 Reading Information - Key Ideas

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Illustrations and details in an informative text help students determine the key ideas. Illustrations show the author's ideas in a visual. Details can come together to allow the student to see the main idea. In this quiz, the students will have an illustration to analyze that pertains to the topic of the text. The student will also need to use the information from the text to answer the questions.

Story 1 - Rain

Rain comes down to the ground from the clouds. The rain falls down one drop at a time. Rain helps plants grow. It makes the ground wet. It gives us water too.

Rain can cause problems too. Too much rain can flood a place. If it floods, people must leave. It is not safe to live in a flooded place. Rain makes people mad. They may want to play outside. They can’t because it is raining.

Story 2 - Stars

Stars are large and bright balls of gas. Stars are different sizes. Some stars die, but they can live for billions of years. The sun is a star. There are lots of stars in space. Stars are very far away from Earth. Hot stars are blue and cool stars are red. The North Star is the brightest star in the sky.

Story 3 - Culture

Culture is the tasks a group of people do every day. It is the words the people say. It also includes the food the people eat. It is also the music and art for those people. These people live in the same place.
1.
Read Story 1 - Rain above.
Why do people not like the rain?
They can't play in the rain.
The plants would die.
It gives us water to drink.
It makes the ground wet.
A child may want to play outside, but she can't if it is raining.
2.
Read Story 1 - Rain above and look at the illustration.
Why would someone walking to work hate the rain?
The woman will get hot.
The woman will not see her friend.
The woman will not get her work done.
The woman's clothes will get wet.
From the photo, the woman's clothes might get wet with the rain pouring down on her.
3.
Read Story 1 - Rain above.
How is rain helpful?
The flowers will die.
The flowers will grow.
Children get to play outside.
It will flood.
Rain is good. It makes the flowers grow because they need the water.
4.
Read Story 1 - Rain above.
What does rain look like?
Cones
Clouds
Drops
Lines
Water comes down in droplets, so the rain is in the shape of drops.
5.
Read Story 2 - Stars above and look at the photo.
How many stars are in the sky?
Ten
Twenty
Forty
Millions
From the photo, it is obvious that there are more than forty stars. So, it must be millions.
6.
Read Story 2 - Stars above.
What are the stars made of?
Gas
Clouds
Lights
Fire
Stars are bright balls of gas so they are made of gas.
7.
Read Story 2 - Stars above.
Which stars are cold?
Red
Blue
Black
White
Cool stars are red and hot stars are blue.
8.
Read Story 3 - Culture above and look at the photo.
What is part of culture in the photo?
Food
Words
Music
Art
From the photo, the people are talking. So, culture is also words.
9.
Read Story 3 - Culture above.
Where do people live who have the same culture?
On the river.
On two planets.
In two cities.
In the same city.
People with the same culture would live close together probably in the same city.
10.
Read Story 3 - Culture above.
What is culture?
The animals near you.
What people do every day.
Money.
Rain and sun.
The tasks people do every day is culture.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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