Grade 4 Reading Literature - Sentence Openers 1
Use lots of different words in your writing to make it more interesting and enjoyable for the reader.

Grade 4 Reading Literature - Sentence Openers 1

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When we write stories we need to make sure we start each sentence with different words. Often, the easiest word to use is ‘then’. There are many more words you can use to start a sentence.

Max On The Couch

Max slept on the couch. He owned it or at least he thought he did. Every day, Max would crawl up on the couch in the family room around 2 p.m. for his mid-afternoon nap. His tail would always curl around him and his paws were straight forward. His head would rest on one of his paws. Once Max’s head was down on the couch, it would only take a matter of thirty seconds before Max was fast asleep.

One day Max’s owner, Little Timmy, was playing with his toys on the floor. Max, of course, was drooling while he slept on his “big bed.” Timmy heard an unusual sound coming from the couch behind him. Timmy whirled around. He saw Max with his eyes closed and his legs moving slightly back and forth. Every so often, Max would bark in his sleep. Timmy laughed. He had never seen Max running in his sleep.

“Get that squirrel, Max,” Timmy said quietly to Max.

1.
Read the story above.
When did Max sleep on the couch?
Evening.
Night.
Morning.
Afternoon.
The story states that Max goes to sleep around 2 p.m.
2.
Where is the sentence from the text that helps you answer question 1?
In the first half of the first paragraph.
In the second half of the first paragraph.
In the first half of the second paragraph.
In the second half of the second paragraph.
In the first half of the first paragraph, it states that Max would crawl up on the couch in the family room around 2 p.m. for his mid-afternoon nap.
3.
Read the story above.
Who is Max?
Timmy's best friend.
Timmy's dog.
Timmy's brother.
Timmy's sister.
Max is the family dog.
4.
Which sentence from the text helps you answer question 3?
His tail would always curl around him and his paws were straight forward.
Once Max’s head was down on the couch, it would only take a matter of thirty seconds before Max was fast asleep.
He saw Max with his eyes closed and his legs moving slightly back and forth.
Timmy heard an unusual sound coming from the couch behind him.
Dogs have tails and paws.
5.
Read the story above.
What is the “big bed”?
A cat's bed.
Max's bed.
Timmy's bed.
The couch.
The couch is Max’s big bed.
6.
Which sentence helped you answer question 5?
Every so often, Max would bark in his sleep.
Every day, Max would crawl up on the couch in the family room around 2 p.m. for his mid-afternoon nap.
He saw Max with his eyes closed and his legs moving slightly back and forth.
One day Max’s owner, Little Timmy, was playing with his toys on the floor.
This sentence shows that Max sleeps on the couch which would be his big bed.
7.
Read the story above.
What is Max doing at the end of the story?
Playing with Timmy.
Dreaming of chasing an animal.
Chasing after an animal in the house.
Barking loudly at an animal in the house.
Since Max is still asleep, he would be dreaming about chasing an animal.
8.
Which sentence helped you answer question 7?
His head would rest on one of his paws.
Once Max’s head was down on the couch, it would only take a matter of thirty seconds before Max was fast asleep.
He saw Max with his eyes closed and his legs moving slightly back and forth.
He owned it or at least he thought he did.
You can tell that Max is chasing something in his dreams since his legs are moving back and forth.
9.
Write the next sentence: 'Then she put the cake in the oven.'
During this time, she washed up.
Then she washed up.
And she washed up.
Just then, she washed up.
We wouldn't use 'then' again and 'just then' makes it sound like an unexpected surprise. Also, did you know, microwave ovens were discovered accidentally.
10.
Write the next sentence: 'Then they dug for treasure.'
Then they found it.
Eventually they found it.
During they found it.
Firstly, they found it.
Have you ever dug for treasure?
Author:  Amy Flanders

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